TV Ratings: "American Idol" Keeps Sinking
One might think that now that we're down to the final three contestants on "American Idol" FOX's reality contest would be picking up steam. That is not the case as last night's performance show pulled in a record low 23,03 million viewers.
Are the viewers losing interest in this year's finalists or has the series as whole finally reached its peak? Year-to-year the competition is down about 20% in the ratings.
Despite "Idol's" losses, "House" manages to hold on to its loyal following - last night's episode was seen by 21,59 million viewers.
"Dancing with the Stars" at 9 p.m. was the second most watched program in the timeslot with 18 million viewers. Will the show ever exceed the ratings for "American Idol"?
"Country Music Awards" on CBS shed 22% of last year's audience pulling in 9,19 million viewers on average during its there-hour telecast.
The CW's "Gilmore Girls" reached the end of the road on a high - the final episode scored 4,76 million viewers, that's about 800,000 more than last week and its best performance in almost 6 months.
Finally, in the 10 p.m. timeslot, both "Law & Order: SVU" and "Boston Legal" gained viewers - the dramas went up to 12,58 and 10,72 million viewers, respectively, leaving Country Music Awards in the last place.
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