Tag Archives: ‘American Idol’

  • ‘The Runner-Up’s’ Clay Aiken Talks Black Voters, Gay Backlash (Clip)

    Apr 7, 15 by Cherie Saunders Leave a comment


    *He was the runner-up to Ruben Studdard on “American Idol” and the runner-up to Arsenio Hall on “Celebrity Apprentice.” So naturally, the title of Clay Aiken’s new documentary series following his failed Congressional campaign to represent North Carolina’s 2nd District is called…“The Runner-Up.” Premiering on Esquire Network tonight (April 7) at 10 p.m., the show […]

  • ‘American Idol’ Ratings Even Lower Without ‘Empire’

    Mar 26, 15 by Cherie Saunders 7 Comments


    *Without “Empire” to wait around for, ratings for Wednesday’s “American Idol” went into free fall. Two weeks ago, when “Empire” was on fire, “Idol” pulled almost 10 million viewers and a 2.7 in the key 18-49 demo (the most important measure to advertisers). Last night “Idol” dropped to a mere 8.34 million total viewers, and […]

  • ‘Empire’ Highest Rated Freshman Finale Since ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

    Mar 23, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *“Empire” is still making news, nearly a week after airing the final episode of its freshman season. Per Deadline.com, we learn today that in Live + 3 ratings, the Fox drama’s March 18 finale drew 21.1 million viewers (8.4/27) making it the highest-rated freshman finale since the first season finale of “Grey’s Anatomy” on May […]

  • ‘Empire’ Ratings Rise Again for Record 8th Straight Week

    Mar 12, 15 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment


    *“Empire” does it again. Ratings for Wednesday’s penultimate episode rose in total viewers from the previous episode for an eighth consecutive week. However, the show did finally halt its nearly unprecedented growth streak in the key demo. Wednesday’s outing brought in a 5.6 rating among adults 18-49, per Fast National Nielsen returns. That’s off a […]

  • ‘American Idol’s’ Most Diverse Top 12 Ever?

    Mar 11, 15 by Cherie Saunders 3 Comments


    *Somewhere buried beneath the rubble and debris of “Empire’s” ratings explosion is the show’s 8 p.m. Wednesday lead in, “American Idol” – steadily losing viewers, but keeping enough tuned in to remain on air. Perhaps no one is aware that an unprecedented seven African Americans are in line for the top 12 tonight. Had Savion […]

  • Charlie Wilson, ‘Idol’s’ Scotty McCreery Sing ‘Charlie, Last Name Wilson’ (Watch)

    Feb 23, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Former “American Idol’ winner Scotty McCreery has been pretty vocal about his love for Charlie Wilson, having been a fan since he was a young boy. The country star had a dream come true last Wednesday (Feb. 18) when he attended his hero’s concert in Raleigh – and Uncle Charlie brought him on stage to sing “Charlie, Last […]