American Idol first came out in 2002 and over the time period, its viewership has declined. According to the latest ratings, the singing competition show is nearing its end. It will come to a close after the end of the current season.
The show scored a rating of 0.9 in the age demographic of 18-49 and got 5.42 million viewers who tuned in the previous Monday night. This was the lowest results of the series till now.
The NBC rival of the show, The Voice, earned a rating of 1.2 with 7.49 million viewers. Moreover, the sources have concluded that the show is almost dead now.
The producers and crew are already sending out their resumes. Even judge Katy Perry is ready to go back to focusing on her music career.
The show still seems to have a pretty good response from the fans on Twitter. Some of the fans tweeted about their favourite contestants after the last episode.
Seeing @AdaVox and @MaddiePoppe support each other after American idol just melts my heart. You are both so amazing and honestly true idols in my eyes😍 I miss watching #AmericanIdol and seeing you both grow to be such awesome individuals.
— Shan Shan (@shannon47791619) May 1, 2019
Is American Idol really coming to an end?
The numbers may not paint the true picture of the story. The singing show had a major win on Easter Sunday. It was the only show that made it above 1.0 rating.
American Idol had better ratings than several other shows, which air on Sunday and Monday nights. The Academy of Country Music Awards was the only show that had better ratings than American Idol.
The show’s ratings went down due to a particular episode where an in-depth look was taken at each contestant. As there were no eliminations, the show was less dramatic. So it might not be as enticing for the fans at home.