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"American Idol": No Match for Daylight

"American Idol": No Match for Daylight

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.

Photo courtesy of Fox

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t_hive88 t_hive88 10 years
I think it's the worst by far as well. I think they're just trying make excuses for why the ratings suck. Heck, I'm about to quit watching if it doesn't get more interesting!
sexyeyes sexyeyes 10 years
Honestly I think this season is the worse one so far b/c all of the contestants SUCK BIG TIME!!! :mob: I'm sooooo over this corny show... _____________________________________________________________ Behind every great man, there's a woman rolling her eyes :oy:
Pink_Lipstick Pink_Lipstick 10 years
I've watched AI since it started, but I've rarely turned it on this season. Season 4 was my favorite ever and it's gone downhill since then. Last year was so predictable (with the exception of Chris going home so soon) and this year is just sad. There's not one person I find myself rooting for.
kristyrk kristyrk 10 years
Ugh, after watching all 6 seasons religiously, I can say with authority that this is by far the WORST season EVER!!! Boring and slow and not exciting at all. I really blame the Judges and producers for letting these lame-o's through. The only light at the end of the AI tunnel for me is LaKisha.
phatE phatE 10 years
LOVE IT! get off you're arses people!
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