UNITED STATES – Things definitely not looking nice. In the fourth evening, the penultimate of qualifiers, broadcast this Monday 11 April on NBC, 1,440,000 viewers followed the two hours of live broadcast (rating stable at 0.28%).
It must be said, it was a decidedly more complicated prime time than usual, given that on the one hand there was once again American Idol (5,306,000 admissions on ABC, rating of 0.68%) and the addition of the CMT Music Awards on CBS (5,328,000 spectators and a rating of 0.67%).
Here are the ratings obtained in the first four evenings of the show (as you can see, from the launch to the fourth evening, the audience has practically halved):
- 2,899,000 spectators on 21 March
- 1,878,000 spectators on 28 March
- 1,654,000 spectators on April 4th
- 1,440,000 spectators on 11 April.
A curious fact concerns the rerun of the American Song Contest, broadcast every Sunday at 7pm, where it always gets more than one million spectators (between 1 million and 1.1 million spectators in the first four performances).
Perhaps a sign that throwing a live show on a Monday night, with stiff competition from American Idol, wasn’t exactly the best of ideas.
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