Sorta-Awful American Idol is Still Really Popular
OK, so American Idol (Fox, 8pm) is still the most popular show on TV, despite the groan-inducing stupidity of the Nicki Minaj-Mariah Carey fake Feud. Last week, Idol's Wednesday episode pulled in some 16 million viewers. Thursday's episode was slightly below that at 15.6 million people. Oh sure, that's well below the show's peak. But Idol still trounced the competition. Its nearest competitor, CBS's NCIS, trailed behind by a good 3 million viewers. So, groan, I guess this means Nicki's sticking around.