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Ratings: Idol explodes again

Simon Cowell and company blew away the wannabe Seattle singers and the TV competition last night. The second night of Fox's two-night season six premiere of American Idol rocked a 15.4 rating/36 share in adults 18 to 49, and 36.9 million viewers overall, according to Nielsen.

The show had blasted back to the airwaves Monday night with auditions from Minneapolis, earning a 15.7 rating/36 share in adults 18 to 49 and 37.3 million viewers. Those numbers made Idol the highest-rated prime-time broadcast of the 2006-2007 season and the second highest-rated episode of Idol ever, after the 2003 season-two finale.

At 8 p.m., Fox scored 13.9 for the first hour of Idol. ABC took a combined 2.2 for an hour of According to Jim, and CBS scored a 1.9 for Armed & Famous. CW landed with a 1.5 for Beauty and the Geek, and NBC took a 1.2 for a repeat of Friday Night Lights.

At 9 p.m., Fox earned a 17.0 for the second hour of Idol. CBS earned a 3.4 for Criminal Minds, NBC scored a 2.3 for Deal or No Deal, ABC locked up a combined 1.4 for Knights of Prosperity and In Case of Emergency. The CW took a 1.0 for One Tree Hill.

At 10 p.m., CBS scored a 4.1 for CSI: NY, NBC nabbed a 3.1 for Medium, and ABC took a 2.7 for Primetime.

Overall, Fox dominated with a 15.4 rating/36 share, with 36.9 million total average viewers; CBS, 3.1/7, 11.1 million; NBC, 2.2/5, 7.4 million; ABC, 2.1/5, 6.1 million; CW, 1.2/3, 2.7 million.

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i am sooo tired of this show, i watched it seasons 2 and 3...its just the same stuff OVER AND OVER, seriously i will have a HUGE party when it ends.
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The auditions are the only thing that I watch!
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i LOVE simon!!
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didn't watch it,.
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To get to the Judges Room with Simon, Randy & Paula, a participant has to see several other "judges"...people are put on the air for a variety of reasons, talent being a minor factor in the "auditions" pre-shows. It has been proven that people love these freak-show, out of the woodwork participants and they are forewarned as to how biting and sarcastic their responses will be. The only problem I have is with Paula telling them how great they are and then giggling and laughing after they have left the room. I have no problem with Simon & Randy being frank with these deluded people who probably just want to be on tv.
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This might explain why Idol is so popular.



http://www.exitmundi.nl/insanity.htm
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It's amazing how many people wanna make fools of themselves on TV...:)
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Simon Cowell rocks!
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I only watch the beginning of the show! =)
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There is an audience for Idol that generally does not watch much TV. Fox taps into that audience.
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the people u see at the auditions are doing what the producers tell them to do, and the producers need people to make fool of themselves. I can't believe people actually think that what they see is for real.
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No fair, a missed the one with the Twilight Zone (thats the only reason I watch it, and also that its funny at times)
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I watch the beginning of the show much more religiously than the rest! It gives me such a good laugh, but then I feel bad because if I ever tried out, I know I would make it as a bad person and the rest of the world would be laughing at me! lol
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I love the Fox network and im happy they got the most success last night. Wendsdays is usually a terrible night for me since the only quality show worth watching is "According To Jim". Knights Of Prosperity takes a huge slice of the cake not just the worst show of the year but the worst show of the decade.
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I'm not a fan of idol but some of the auditions do crack me up :)
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Man simon is sooo mean! did you hear what he said to the guys last night in i think LA it was. The guy who made a friend there. Simon said he looked like a monkey! SO MEAN!! I mean hes doesnt have to go that far!!!!
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Total insanity on the part of the american public. I guess we can forget about getting back the days where there was GOOD stuff on tv.
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I love the auditions too! I think Simon's highly underrated as a comedian.
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I love the auditions! :)
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