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Wednesday May 20, 2009 11:42 pm

Tuesday Ratings: Idol Hits a New Low

Is American Idol starting to show its age? Or were viewers simply disinterested in the Kris/Adam battle? Whatever the reason, yesterday’s episode scored the lowest demos ever for a finale performance show.

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  • Approximately 20.1 million saw Shawn Johnson with (5.2/14 in 18-49).
  • (16.8 million, 3.7/10) added on 700,000.
  • The sneak preview of (10.7 million, 4.3/11) was helped by an Idol overrun.
  • * (1.2/3) turned in 3.5 million.
  • (1.0/3) wrapped up with 2.1 million.


*denotes repeat

(You can review last Tuesday’s ratings here.)



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