| May 9, 2013
| 8:35 AM
"American Idol" had the most viewers Wednesday night, but it continued to slide from last season.
The Fox singing contest averaged 11.1 million viewers, according to updated ratings. The comparable show last season had 16.5 million viewers.
| May 1, 2013
| 5:38 AM
The highlights for the first Wednesday of the May sweeps:
1. The final four perform once again on Wednesday's edition of "American Idol." (Yes, it's going to seem a lot like last week, when no one went home.) Fox has two hours to fill, starting at 8....
| May 2, 2013
| 10:37 AM
"American Idol" can claim bragging rights as most-watched broadcast Wednesday night. But "Modern Family" was the night's big winner in another count.
"Modern Family" posted a 3.6 rating in the 18-to-49 age group, which advertisers most closely watch....
| May 5, 2013
| 6:35 AM
Season finales start rolling your way this week. Thursday night offers conclusions for "Two and a Half Men," "Community," "Person of Interest" and "Glee."
"Person of Interest" will leave fans surprised about who's controlling the Machine, executive...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 6:46 AM
Give CBS credit. The network has promoted the latest "Survivor" in a way that should intrigue anyone who has ever followed the show.
You may not have watched this season, but the trailer suggests that this tribal council will be like no other in the...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 5:06 AM
The May ratings period, which starts today (Thursday), means the TV season is nearing its official end.
A few highlights:
1. In recent years, "American Idol" named its winner on the season's last night. But this year "Idol" reveals its top singer...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 1:51 PM
The highlights Wednesday night:
"American Idol" rolls out its latest two-hour episode at 8 on Fox. The six finalists -- Lazaro Arbos, Janelle Arthur, Candice Glover, Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb and Angie Miller -- perform two songs apiece to fill...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 11:40 AM
"American Idol" mixed strong songstresses and self-indulgent judges for a rocky, two-hour program Wednesday. But the Fox singing contest still had the most viewers locally and nationally.
In Orlando, "Idol" drew 171,300 viewers to top the rankings. ABC'...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 8:39 AM
"American Idol" was the most-watched broadcast Wednesday night, but the Fox singing contest continues to lose its power.
"Idol" averaged 12.3 million viewers for a show in which the eight finalists performed, according to updated ratings. The similar...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 5:39 AM
The Wednesday schedule is packed with new offerings. A quick look at the schedule:
1. "American Idol" is likely to generate the biggest ratings by having the seven finalists perform classic rock songs and stay away from ballads. "Idol" will offer two...
| May 15, 2013
| 2:14 AM
The talk this week has been about the "American Idol" judges and not the "American Idol" finalists.
And that helps explain what went wrong with one of TV's biggest hits. The squabbling diva judges upstaged the hard-working contestants. There's more...