‘American Idol’s Ratings Hit An All Time High
American Idol hasn’t been doing as well as expected in the ratings…until now. With the live voting ploy that the show instituted last night it did what they wanted: boost the ratings. It’s not surprising seeing as if you want your vote to count you have to cast your ballot during the show.
American Idol won the night with a 1.8 demo, or 8 million viewers. In cast you were wondering, yes, those are the highest ratings the reboot of the series has garnered. All of the tactics that ABC employed worked. The live voting, Disney Week, and a media blitz all paid off finally. They have to justify paying Katy Perry all that money, after all.
What will be interesting is seeing what will happen tonight when Idol goes against The Voice. Every week the two have been paired up, The Voice has won the night. But last week The Voice‘s ratings went down and American Idol‘s were up. The Voice is in its live shows as well, of course, but it seems that American Idol is catching up.