People Aren’t Drawn To A Catfight? ‘American Idol’ Premiere Ratings Down

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Did you watch the season premiere of ‘American Idol‘ last night? I admit, I did. It turns out not as many people tuned in for the much-hyped catfight between new judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj as FOX may have hoped. ‘American Idol’s’ ratings were down last night.

Entertainment Weekly reports ‘American Idol’ drew 17.9 million viewers and a 6.0 among adults in the 18-49 demo. That’s a 19% decrease from last year’s opening, which had been the lowest one ever for the show. I think it’s easy to forget, however, that in its prime, ‘American Idol’ was a juggernaut. It absolutely dominated the winter TV season. That couldn’t last forever, no matter how often you bring in new judges. But for those of you who did watch, what did you think? Something tells me we’re going to see even more tension between Mariah and Nicki in future episodes. For what it’s worth, I thought Mariah, Nicki, and Keith Urban did a good job judging!