By Sandra Rose  | 

Mariah Carey Nicki Minaj

Not even the hiring of superstar judges Mariah Carey or Nicki Minaj could improve ratings of the season premiere of American Idol. American Idol's ratings dropped 19 percent from last year's premiere. This despite all the well-orchestrated drama between Nicki and Mariah leading up to Wednesday's premiere.

From The Wrap:

Thursday 9:19 a.m.: In time zone-adjusted numbers, "American Idol" ticked up in total viewers for 17.9 million.
The addition of new judges Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and Keith Urban failed to boost Fox's "American Idol" on Wednesday night, as the singing competition premiered its new season with substantial declines from last January's season premiere, according to preliminary numbers Wednesday night's premiere of "Idol" dropped 19 percent from last year's premiere, posting a 6.0 rating/16 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. The premiere also shed 4 million total viewers compared to last season's opener, drawing .17.9 million. Those numbers represent a pattern of decline for the singing competition; last year's season premiere was down 24 percent in the demo from the previous season's premiere, and down 21 percent in total viewers.

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    • ysoserious

      Good. AI should have been done after Simon left.

    • Bad Influence

      because this show is stupid

    • free

      people still watch this?

    • Bad Influence

      my Yso :waves:

    • https://voteobama2012.bigcartel.com San

      This still comes on. Oo :tea:

    • leoluv3

      Maybe if Nicki wasn't on there I'd be tempted to watch. She's too damn "over the top" and ANNOYING. I guess her Barbs feel the same way! This should be the last season for AI, now.... Bring on THE VOICE!!!

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Boo :tea:

    • Just Looking Don’t Ask Me NOTHING

      Watched it last night for the first time in years and Nicki grates my nerves. It's insulting to have a non singing person up there, JLo being up there was a scam as well.

    • Sam

      Nicki looked like a talking corpse last night :eek:

    • FuturedocDonte

      Maybe if Nicki wasn’t on there I’d be tempted to watch. She’s too damn “over the top” and ANNOYING. I guess her Barbs feel the same way! This should be the last season for AI, now…. Bring on THE VOICE!!!
      -----
      She is all over the place. One minute she hood, next she proper, then she puts on the British accent. Like bish :stop:

    • http://youtu.be/vbfqg0RPm4w Breezy

      I usually watch the auditions for the foolery but I don't think I will watch this season at all. Rickey Smiley played snippets this morning of Mariah and Nicki and the ish was just too damn EXTRA for me.. I will pass!!

    • FuturedocDonte

      Watched it last night for the first time in years and Nicki grates my nerves. It’s insulting to have a non singing person up there, JLo being up there was a scam as well
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      :hahaha: but JLO sang a lil bit.... To the Puerto Ricans

    • Just Looking Don’t Ask Me NOTHING

      @Breezy - Did you see that Dude they paid to wear the plastic MJ suit, cause there ain't no way someone would just do that. And that wig, for the love of GOD.

    • NaijaGal

      JLo
      ===========
      :whistle:
      don't be fooled by the rocks that I got
      I'm still I'm still Jennie from the block
      :lol:

    • libra80sbaby

      That show done went to complete chit. And the only reason the ratings were even that high was because folks like to watch the auditions. Once the auditions are over..it's a effing wrap

    • Smonae80

      :waves: what's up His, how u doing hun

      Why is Nicki there?

    • Bootcampgirl

      Oh gosh, that swishing noise that suit was making :no:

    • Bootcampgirl

      @libra, you hit the nail on the head, because after the auditions I no longer tune in...

    • Cubarican

      I hand't watched this show in years but just wanted to see what this season was about last night. Mariah was throwing some SHADE!! And Nicki was awful and annoying!!

    • FuturedocDonte

      :hahaha: naija.

      U supposed to sing "love don't cost a thing"

    • ReadingIsFundamental

      I didn't know Mariah had freckle titties ??...

    • MsEducation

      They drove me nuts last night. I changed the channel. Poor Keith Urban has to deal with those 4 queen. (yes i am calling Randy and Ryan queens too)

    • http://www.landofpure.net FayStillThatWHIPBishYaHurdMeh?

      aint watched this show since simon left. & even then it was only for the auditions :tea:

    • NaijaGal

      Randy
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      shucking and jiving for those checks

    • Cubarican

      and where is Keith Urban from? His voice sounded like a country and british mix. It was odd. :blink:

    • NaijaGal

      “love don’t cost a thing”
      ==============
      ah yes, this was during her all black everything era :lol:

    • ysoserious

      BAD!

      How Keith got roped into that rodeo of ratchet I'll never understand. I'm not a fan but I'm sure he could do better.

    • NaijaGal

      and where is Keith Urban from?
      ==============
      Tennessee I believe but maybe Nicole's Australian accent has rubbed off on him

    • 100% usa made!

      Sam says:

      Nicki looked like a talking corpse last night

      :cosign:

      @ Cuban - He is from Austraila I think

    • Cubarican

      Tennessee I believe but maybe Nicole’s Australian accent has rubbed off on him

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      Ahhh. Sounds like it.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHOU06sZ2_c 69

      Doesn't matter to M.C. When you have a new worth of $500 million, you don't have to worry about where your next paycheck is coming from. :coffee:

      Nicki Fraud better start looking for another job. Slipping ratings means that your ass might not be on next season. Lord knows your music ain't selling. Don't end up in the food stamp line :violin:

    • Just Looking Don’t Ask Me NOTHING

      Good Afternoon Yso :hi:

    • http://youtu.be/vbfqg0RPm4w Breezy

      @Just looking: No I didn't watch it last night, I was sleep. After listening to Rickey Smiley playing snippets of Nicki and Mariah going back and forth about the British accent, I was turned off.

    • LSLH

      I just wish Mariah would purchase a top lip.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHOU06sZ2_c 69

      NaijaGal says:

      and where is Keith Urban from?
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      Tennessee I believe but maybe Nicole’s Australian accent has rubbed off on him
      ________________
      That man is from New Zealand, crazy! :hahaha:

    • Bootcampgirl

      New Zealand

    • Cubarican

      Nicki looked like a talking corpse last night

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      Someone on twitter said her hair was laid like no grammy nominations!!! :rofl:

    • 100% usa made!

      When that guy tried to do his William Hung thing by singing something from Phatom of the Opera and Nicki said he had the same range as Mariah - I fell over laughing. She not only shaded Mariah, it was a solar eclispe

    • OutsidetheBox

      Barker! :wave:

    • OutsidetheBox

      Urban is from Australia! :lol:

    • Gigi26

      Didn't watch cuz of Nicki's bird ass...her very presence annoys me...

      I caught a peek and Nicki tried to shade Mariah and the look on dearest Mimi's face was like "bytch kill yourself please." Then the bird puts on the British accent. :no:

      I changed immed after.

      :no: RIP

    • http://youtu.be/vbfqg0RPm4w Breezy

      I hope it does not snow tonight or in the morning. The whole damn city shuts down and ain't nobody got time for that.

    • Just Looking Don’t Ask Me NOTHING

      Where is LoveZoe and Iheart? :huh:

    • OutsidetheBox

      Nikki can sing too tho.

      Yall cant tell me Mariah warnt doing too much as well?

      She was cutting Nikki off and everything. I wouldnt have played my cards like Nikki, not to a legend like Mariah, but Mariah is being a diva.

    • NaijaGal

      oh really? I thought he might've been from Australia too but started 2nd guessing myself

    • goat76

      Never watched the show.

      I'm here for the off the wall conversations.

    • OutsidetheBox

      I fell over laughing. She not only shaded Mariah, it was a solar eclispe
      _____________________

      :rofl: +1

    • NaijaGal

      Where is LoveZoe and Iheart?
      ======================
      LOVEZOE stopped fontining awhile ago but apparently she's alive and well on twitter land...IHEART got banned

    • OutsidetheBox

      Someone on twitter said her hair was laid like no grammy nominations
      ___________________________

      :rofl: Her wig guy has quit as of last week. "Creative differences". :lol:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHOU06sZ2_c 69

      Gigi26 says:

      Nicki tried to shade Mariah and the look on dearest Mimi’s face was like “bytch kill yourself please.”
      _______________________________
      M.C. was singing

      :whistle:

      "I've seen em come, seen em go but still I remain. Ho, you going on your 15th minute of fame."

    • Just Looking Don’t Ask Me NOTHING

      @OTB - You can't be shading Ms. Carey like that, yes she is a legend.

      It's like us talking about Ms. Sandra and Freeze curls. It's not cool.

      :scared: :kona:

    • Milky

      kicks in da door. what yall talkin about? Massah been tryin to keep me busy, but my last hour is for my beloved Roses! :love:

    • FuturedocDonte

      Nicki and those wigs though... :scared:

    • OutsidetheBox

      i :heart: ... :kooliad:

    • Just Looking Don’t Ask Me NOTHING

      @NaijaGal - Thanks...

    • http://youtu.be/vbfqg0RPm4w Breezy

      When that guy tried to do his William Hung thing by singing something from Phatom of the Opera and Nicki said he had the same range as Mariah – I fell over laughing. She not only shaded Mariah, it was a solar eclispe
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      :lol: miss Gary with the Tea said that Nicki said the dude went high like "octane" I died laughing. He was trying to say octet. Po lil tink tink

    • OutsidetheBox

      Oh nos. Thats got to be right.

      :koolaid: for my I :heart:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHOU06sZ2_c 69

      OutsidetheBox says:

      Nikki can sing too tho.
      _________________
      :stop:

      No ma'am. Not eem a lil bit. :nono:

    • 100% usa made!

      Just Looking Don't Ask Me NOTHING says:

      @OTB – You can’t be shading Ms. Carey like that, yes she is a legend.
      It’s like us talking about Ms. Sandra and Freeze curls. It’s not cool.

      Oh Lawd! Keep Me Near The Cross :rofl:

    • NaijaGal

      Gary with the Tea
      =================
      he is so annoying and stereotypical

    • NaijaGal

      No ma’am. Not eem a lil bit
      ===================
      CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

      :lol:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHOU06sZ2_c 69

      Just Looking Don't Ask Me NOTHING says:

      @OTB – You can’t be shading Ms. Carey like that, yes she is a legend.
      It’s like us talking about Ms. Sandra and Freeze curls. It’s not cool.
      ______________________________
      I saw a picture of Sandra a while ago and she ain't have no freeze curls in. Sandy Mae will throw up that :stop: to the camera real fast though. I saw that photo and :rofl:

    • Ididntreallymeanit

      Never really watched this show

    • OutsidetheBox

      No ma’am. Not eem a lil bit.

      _____________________________

      I disagree. Thats what she was doing before rap.

      I like her voice. :shrug: But I also like Michelle's so.. *hands you a grain of sugar* :lol:

    • cougar lover

      them pics is an example of how a prissy, and a hood chick waits and/or requests to have a dude vacate their unborn chirren onto them.

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :newpost:

    • 100% usa made!

      Okay, so I wanna font about certain women with old lady hands. I never seen fat hands on a thin'ish woman before. Fingers need some slim quick STAT!

    • OutsidetheBox

      Sandy Mae will throw up that to the camera real fast though
      _________________________

      :rofl: :rofl: I was gonna use that one as a gravi once. But I decided to love my login.

    • OutsidetheBox

      100% :ghost:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHOU06sZ2_c 69

      OutsidetheBox says:

      No ma’am. Not eem a lil bit.
      _____________________________
      I disagree. Thats what she was doing before rap.
      ___________________
      :thinking:

      You know what, I do remember reading somewhere that she use to sing Monica's "Why I Love You So Much" at talent shows.

      And I remember my reaction---> :blink:

      I thought she was going to say that she sung Jennifer Hopez or some Crackney Spears.

    • http://www.landofpure.net FayStillThatWHIPBishYaHurdMeh?

      i like Keef doe :yes: is he on the show? i still aint watchin :tea:

      heyyyyy HIS E. Pooh! :waves:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHOU06sZ2_c 69

      OutsidetheBox says:

      Sandy Mae will throw up that to the camera real fast though
      _________________________
      :rofl: :rofl: I was gonna use that one as a gravi once. But I decided to love my login.
      ____________________________
      :banned: <--- Sandra's reaction verbatim upon seeing you using that photo!

      :hahaha:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHOU06sZ2_c 69

      Fay My Bae :kiss:

      You still whippin that chit, huh? :lol:

    • JD

      I love singing shows...I watch them all. The Voice, X Factor and American Idol......LAST NIGHT there was barely any singing! So the reason they are losing ratings is because they are doing too much talking, back story, and discussion. I remember the first 2 seasons, they showed like a 100 auditions and no back story. I cant stand when they show footage of these ppl at their homes before they even audition. If the judging panel would be restricted to saying YES or NO, the ratings would be ok. lol

    • http://myspace.com/afiya00 Afiya

      Micki Manaj needs to talk a sharp slide away from the scene...like :waves: BYE!