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Friday January 21, 2011 1:11 pm

Ratings: Paula Abdul’s Dance Against Cowell-Less American Idol

Paula Abdul, Simon CowellWednesday night was epic for number-crunchers.

Paula Abdul’s new reality series Live to Dance competed for the same viewers in the same time slot as reality standard American Idol -- which no longer has Simon Cowell behind it. So, which reality series fared better?

Sadly, Abdul didn’t do too well. Live to Dance scored about 1 million in the key 18-49 demographic, compared to Idol’s 9.7.

The reality juggernaut is still down among its target audience, continuing its steady decline. But Idol isn't in serious trouble yet . . . and the same can't be said for Paula's Dance act. In the same time slot last year, sitcom reruns managed to pull down more viewers than Abdul’s reality contest.



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