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“American Idol” Delivers Series Low Ratings Against iHeart Awards

Not a blockbuster affair, NBC’s iHeartRadio Awards broadcast still took a bite out of an already deflated “American Idol.”

The result? A head-to-head victory for iHeart and a series low performance for “Idol.”

Thursday’s “Idol” results show, which unsuccessfully attempted to get the contestants to agree to a “shocking twist,” delivered a paltry 1.5 adults 18-49 rating with 6.92 million viewers.

Thanks to the series low performance, FOX’s “Idol,” for the first time ever, placed fourth among the broadcast networks. Only The CW’s “Reign” delivered a lower mark in the timeslot.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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