American Idol 2nd Season Viewer Debut Lower Than Last Year

The bad news forAmerican Idolis that its premiere Sunday was down a good amount from its ABC debut in 2018. The good news is that it was the night's top broadcast show by a good margin and in line with its season averages last year.

The Idol premiere drew a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49 and 8.63 million viewers, down from 2.3 and 10.48 million a year ago — declines of 26 percent in the demo and 18 percent in viewers. Sunday's episode was, however, in line with the show's averages for the night (1.7, 7.98 million) in its first season on ABC.America's Funniest Home Videos(1.1) andShark Tank(0.9) pulled in above-average 18-49 ratings before and afterIdol.

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