On FOX the 13th season premiere of American Idol earned a
4.6 4.7 adults 18-49 rating, with 15 million viewers overall which is the lowest premiere rating since the show's first summer season.Last year's season premiere earned a 6.0 adults 18-49 rating. The premiere was up 31% from last season's finale which earned a 3.6 adults 18-49 rating. This is the first time American Idol has come back higher than its most recent finale since Season 10 (2011)
This is the first time American Idol has premiered lower than NBC’s fall cycle of The Voice, which debuted to a 5.1 adult demo rating last year.