LAST EDITED ON 05-17-13 AT 02:23 PM (EST)
Good to hear, but you didn't seem to have a lot of company. I keep waiting for the ratings to come in on the final results show (where after threatening it for several years, the average age of the guest performers finally hit 'deceased'. Also, Mariah lipsynched her own music. Badly), and -- let me check VFTW again... no, not yet. But the final performance show didn't reach twelve million -- wasn't that much over eleven -- and I suspect the four-hour voting window was out there just in the hopes of pretending the resulting number had some people behind it. I'm honestly expecting the coronation to not hit 12m either.
Oh, and you want to talk about desperation? After Candice got her crown after two years of not reaching the voting rounds, the show has decided to revamp a certain policy. Ready for this?
Anyone who was voted out before reaching the tour can audition again.
All No-Stars. The if-only-final frontier. You couldn't make it in this business? Well, now you get to not make it twice. The talent pool going for Idol has officially become so thin that they've got to hold their noses and scoop into the sewer drain. Maybe the voters were wrong the first time around! It's not as if the judges scriptwriters ever were -- oh, right: Candice. Well, those were different scripts.
Ain't this gonna be fun.
ETA: Numbers are in, and I was wrong: they broke 14m. But while that's up from the performance show, they still got beaten by Leonard & crew. Plus -- well, look at this, courtesy of Cats at VFTW.
"American Idol Finale Viewership & Ratings Since Season 1
Season 1 - 23.02 million
Season 2 - 38.06 million
Season 3 - 28.84 million
Season 4 - 30.27 million
Season 5 - 36.38 million
Season 6 - 30.75 million
Season 7 - 31.68 million
Season 8 - 28.83 million
Season 9 - 24.21 million
Season 10 - 29.28 million
Season 11 - 21.50 million
Season 12 - 14.30 million
In the last two years, Idol's finale has dropped 15 million viewers."
That's not hemorrhaging, that's a double-femoral puncture.