Friday, May 22, 2009

Kiss on American Idol Viewed By 28.8 Million Viewers

KISS on American Idol Viewed By 28.8 Million Viewers
Photo source: Celebuzz

According to TV By The Numbers, the American Idol finale was viewed by an average of 28.8 million viewers. That makes it one of Kiss' most viewed TV appearances ever.

The American Idol finale averaged 28.8 million and a 10.0 rating among adults 18-49 in time zone adjusted preliminary numbers between 8pm-10:07pm. Last year’s two hour Wednesday finale drew 30.6 million and a 11.0 rating with adults 18-49 in preliminary (non time zone adjusted) numbers. In the final live plus same day ratings numbers for last year’s finale, Idol wound up at 31.7 million and an 11.4 adults 18-49 rating. Since the time zone adjusted preliminary numbers will likely track closely with the finals it looks Idol was down around 9% in total viewers and 13% for adults 18-49. DVR viewing beyond the same night might bring things a little closer to last year, but we won’t know for a few weeks.

For anyone who cares, in the NON time-zone adjusted numbers, Idol averaged 27.71 million and a 9.6/27 (rating/share) with adults 18-49 between 8pm-10pm.

Only CBS even tried to put up a fight, with finales of Old Christine, Gary Unmarried and a two hour Criminal Minds finale (which performed admirably, given the circumstances!)