I mentioned earlier today that about 30 million people watched the "American Idol" performances this week. That's a lot of people, but it's significantly smaller than the number that watched the top 12 singers perform last year.
To what do we owe the 15 percent drop? According to a story in Variety today, it's the sun's fault. The story blames "Idol"'s decline on the earlier start to Daylight Savings Time this year.
So what they're saying is, all those people out frolicking in the early evening light on Tuesday couldn't bear to bring themselves inside and sit down in front of the stuffy ol' boob tube for the biggest television event of the week. It's not that this is a pretty uninspiring top 12 that some have called the worst set of finalists ever. It's the weather! *forehead slap* Silly me! I'm glad I've got that straightened out.
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