Guess the Ratings: Night 2 of 'American Idol' Premiere (Poll)

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January 17th, 2013

Last night, the first night of the American Idol premiere earned a 6.0 adults 18-49 rating, which was lower than what almost half of you predicted. Night 2 has historically seen a sizeable drop from the first night's premiere rating (last year's 7.4 premiere rating dropped to a 5.7, and the 9.8 from the year before dropped the next night to a 7.8), so do you think we see a similar drop this year for night 2? Or do you think more viewers will stick around for the Mariah Carey/Niki Minaj drama? Make your predictions below and tell us what you think in the comments!


  • Jackson


  • DeanW

    4.5 and 5.9 for TBBT.

  • bigbrotherfan

    5.5 IDOL

  • Oliver

    Prediction: season high for 30 Rock.

    No BBT original, a boost from the Globes, and a half-decent lead-out.


    Idol will kill tonight still.


    Its funny that you think idol is not going to do well becuase it dominates. Look at the 18-49 numbers.


    18-34 i mean.

  • Oliver

    Also, credit to the NBC schedulers. They’ve pulled a nice little scheduling trick: bringing back Parks in its new timeslot after Poehler hosted the Globes, paired with co-host Fey on 30 Rock, facing CBS repeats.


    Voted <4.3 as

    (R) TBBT/2.5M will pull better than ABC Weds, NBC should easily be able to do better than W/GWK Weds, TVD should better Arrow @ 8:00.

  • Keri

    I hope it plummets, I used to love this show but I just don’t care anymore. Hope Parks and Rec does a good number in its new slot. No new Big Bang or 2.5 Men helps but their reruns will probably still outdraw NBC’s comedies except for maybe The Office.

  • DW

    5.4-5.8 the other nets do not matter as abc , nbc does poorly on the night with the exemption of GA

  • Christian

    It’s 2 hours tonight, no? Was it only one hour last year?

  • CenterGravity

    Hoping for 4’s, but probably low 5’s.

  • The Cool Max

    That would make me happy if it brought in a 2!

  • Jim

    Every year i always say i’m not going to watch Idol, and then when the 3rd week of January rolls around, i’m right back in front of my TV watching it again!

  • Samunto

    I was right yesterday. I won’t be wrong today.

  • Harma

    4.5, also increases for 30 rock and parks/rec

  • Bob

    American Idol will win the night! That is all that matters! That has always been the case! Why you guys pull your hair out worrying about how Idol does is beyond me. You hope for a 2? Why? A 2 is at best NBC numbers not American Idol numbers. I wish it the best.

  • Bob

    I looked at the schedule. I change my vote to above 6. Thursday is the biggest night of TV when most families get together. I didn’t realize that CBS had repeats. American Idol will do extremely well with ZERO competition. Oh this is a perfect night for American Idol!!!! Thank you CBS for repeating your line up. ABC and NBC are totally insignificant.

  • Harma

    Scratch that, just noticed 30 rock and parks were moved up against tbbt.

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