SuperVote or Not American Idol Viewers are Fleeing
American Idol (Fox, 8pm), suffering a rapid loss of viewers, drew its smallest
Wednesday audience in more than a decade, pulling down the total ratings
for News Corp.'s Fox network.
Idol, the once dominant singing show now in its 12th year, drew 13.1
million viewers last night, the fewest since August 2002, according to
Nielsen data supplied by the networks. The audience of viewers ages 18
to 49, a group targeted by advertisers, was the smallest since July
Idol is proving to be a drag on Fox's ratings this season, with the
network's audience down more than 22% in total viewers and the targeted
demographic, the Nielsen data show.