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Ratings: FOX’s “Empire” Surges to Another Series High
3 weeks ago

Ratings: FOX’s “Empire” Surges to Another Series High

FOX’s “Empire” continues to grow.

For the fourth consecutive week, the blockbuster drama climbed to a new series high mark in total viewership. Wednesday’s episode, meanwhile, more than rebounded from …
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Ratings: FOX’s “Backstrom” Falls 26% in Week Two
4 weeks ago

Ratings: FOX’s “Backstrom” Falls 26% in Week Two

The return of ABC’s competitive offering “Scandal,” the reduction of its lead-in support and the loss of first week curiosity buzz resulted in a significant ratings decline for FOX’s “Backstrom.”


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Ratings: FOX’s “Empire” Once Again Adds Viewers
4 weeks ago

Ratings: FOX’s “Empire” Once Again Adds Viewers

For the first time in three tries, an episode of FOX’s “Empire” did not best its predecessor in the adults 18-49 demographic.

This week’s episode did, however, score a third …
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Ratings: “Empire” Rises 10%; “American Idol” Hits Season High (Updated)
1 month ago

Ratings: “Empire” Rises 10%; “American Idol” Hits Season High (Updated)

Updated: Upward adjustments in the finals rendered FOX’s Wednesday night performance even more impressive.

New 9PM drama “Empire” ended up with a 4.4 adults 18-49 rating and 11.07 million viewers. …
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Ratings: “Empire” Actually Improves in Episode 2; “Idol” Down Slightly
1 month ago

Ratings: “Empire” Actually Improves in Episode 2; “Idol” Down Slightly

Insofar as few drama pilots have the ability to impress everyone, most series fail to retain their premiere audiences. Week two drops in the neighborhood of 10-20% are not simply …
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Ratings: “American Idol” Holds Up in Night Two (Updated)
2 months ago

Ratings: “American Idol” Holds Up in Night Two (Updated)

Update: Thursday’s two-hour “American Idol” drew a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating with 11.02 million viewers.

It fell slightly from Wednesday’s one-hour broadcast, which drew a 3.2 in adults 18-49 and …
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Ratings: FOX’s “Empire” Tops “American Idol,” Wins Night (Updated)
2 months ago

Ratings: FOX’s “Empire” Tops “American Idol,” Wins Night (Updated)

Update: Wednesday’s “Empire” premiere did not simply retain its “American Idol” lead-in; it outdrew the one-time reality juggernaut in the adults 18-49 demographic.

FOX’s freshman drama opened with a …
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Ratings: “American Idol” Premiere Falls 34%, Still Leads in Viewers (Updated)
2 months ago

Ratings: “American Idol” Premiere Falls 34%, Still Leads in Viewers (Updated)

Update: The season premiere of “American Idol” endured a steep 34% year-over-year decline in the adults 18-49 demographic.

Wednesday’s season fourteen opener, which occupied the 8PM hour, drew a 3.1 …
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Caleb Johnson Indeed Has Worst Sales Week Ever for “Idol” Winner
6 months ago

Caleb Johnson Indeed Has Worst Sales Week Ever for “Idol” Winner

Unable to render last week’s projections inaccurate, Caleb Johnson’s “Testify” garnered only 11,000 purchases in its first week of availability.

Enough for a mere #24 spot on the Billboard 200 …
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Caleb Johnson Album Sales Will Be Worst for “Idol” Winner
7 months ago

Caleb Johnson Album Sales Will Be Worst for “Idol” Winner

The 2014 music marketplace has not been kind to reality competition series winners.

In February, season twelve American Idol” winner Candice Glover garnered just 19,000 opening week sales for her …
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