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American Idol Returns! But With Its Second Lowest Ratings Ever

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American Idol made a comeback whether you like it or not.





American Idol made a comeback whether you like it or not.


Miraculously, there are still 10 million people who took the time out of their Sunday to tune into the American Idol reboot last night.


The show shifted from FOX to ABC and stars Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan as judges.


There are several things worth mentioning:


 


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1.) 10.34 million people watched the season opener. That is the second-lowest rated kickoff episode of all time (behind the very first in 2002), but in 2018 I suppose that is not bad. 


2.) FOX attempted to foil The AI return, but to no avail. In the same time slot on Sunday, they premiered their OJ Simpson. 4.4 million people tuned into that. Tried it though!


3.) Read this article by NPR. They list reasons why all of this should not be happening, but is anyway ($$$).


4.) AI reportedly shelled out $25 million to get Katy Perry to judge, and I thank them for that. Without this huge sum of money, who knows if we'd ever get a chance to witness Katy's hidden talent:








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Karma :snarky:

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10million is better than I expected though. I honestly thought it would flop. 

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Poor Lionel Ritchie, it's come to sitting next to Katy Perry while she does weird crap with her throat just to be relevant. :lowkeyno:

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American Idol is so irrevelevant now that The Voice is a thing. They couldn’t even get their original winner Kelly Clarkson to be a judge. :flop:

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They should've hired interesting judges, I can't stand two of them. Katy and Luke.

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She's a mess. I wonder what 'Time's Up' and 'Me Too' activists in Hollywood would say.

The viewer number and ratings are not bad, but I think it will keep falling.

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it already started? i guess i have to set up my dvr to not watch it at all

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