Is Steven Tyler the reason for ‘American Idol’s’ unexpected ratings stamina?

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This was supposed to be the year that ‘American Idol’ crashed and burned. How could it not? Everyone knew ex-judge Simon Cowell was the star. Once he packed up and left with his tight T-shirts and brutal one-liners, ‘Idol’ was like a young singer who forgets the lyrics: Living on borrowed time.

Turns out the pessimists will have to hang on to those eulogies a little longer.

Read all about why -- including how new judge Steven Tyler has become its new star -- in our Calendar story.

-- Scott Collins (Twitter: @scottcollins)