The two-hour special “Idol” took a deep dive into each finalist’s journey thus far, highlighting new, never-before-seen songs, stories, performances and footage, per ABC. Its 0.9 rating/4 share and 5.4 million total viewers were both new series lows, including during the Fox days, but a glorified recap show is not expected to compete with a regular singing episode.
NBC and Fox tied for first in ratings, both with a 1.0 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. NBC had a 5 share, Fox got a 4. NBC was first in total viewers with an average of 6.3 million, according to preliminary numbers, and Fox was second with 5.4 million viewers.
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