Ratings: ABC’s ‘American Idol’ Revival Debut Down 23 Percent From Fox’s Final Season Premiere
ABC’s debut of its revival of “American Idol” on Sunday came in below the series’ final bow on Fox in 2016, according to Nielsen overnight data.
Launching at 8 p.m. on the Disney-owned network, “American Idol” pulled in a 2.3 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and 10.3 million viewers.
Though those numbers made for a solid return for “Idol” — and grabbed ABC the top show of the night — the series’ first episode on its new network is already down 23 percent from Fox’s “farewell” season premiere (which put up a 3.0 rating).
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ABC was first in ratings with a 1.7 rating/7 share in the key 18-49 demo and in total viewers with an average of 8.2 million, according to preliminary numbers.
Fox was second in ratings with a 1.0/4 and third in viewers with 3.5 million.
NBC and CBS tied for third in ratings with a 0.8/3.
CBS was second with viewers with 8 million.
NBC was fourth in viewers with 3.4 million.
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Source: The Wrap