American Idol 2013 Earned Viewers Big Boost Online Watch Live Stream 15.5 Million On Last Episode .Fox won Thursday, as American Idol gave Glee a big boost.Idol earned 15.5 million viewers and a 5.1 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, down five-tenths from last week. Returning from winter hiatus, Glee nabbed 6.9 million viewers and a 2.7, up 35 percent from its most recent episode last month.Winter TV Preview: Must-see new shows
The penultimate episode of 30 Rock (3.8 million, 1.4) also saw a bump, hitting a season high audience and its biggest since March. 1600 Penn (3.3 million, 1.3) was NBC’s only other show that saw a gain.On ABC, series finale of Last Resort (5.4 million, 1.2) was up two-tenths and Grey’s Anatomy (8.8 million, 3.0) was steady.
American Idol stops in San Antonio, TX Long Beach, CA, and Oklahoma City for auditions this week. Contestants will have their last chance to punch their ticket to Hollywood. Who is going to advance and who is going home? Tune in Wednesday and Thursday at 8/7c on FOX to find out!
In the meantime, check out where your favorite past Idols are performing this week below! Daughtry performs at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, MO.As if the bigwigs behind “American Idol” didn’t have enough to deal with feuding judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, they may also have a lawsuit on their hands.
As first reported by TMZ, several former contestants on the hit show – from an array of seasons – are joining forces to sue the hit show for being racist. According to a letter submitted to the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission by New York-based attorney James H. Freeman asking for permission to sue the forces behind “Idol” – a standard protocol for such suits – the talent elimination series used his clients in a racially-motivated ploy to boost ratings.According to the letter, the nine ex-”Idol” hopefuls were the only contestants to have been booted from the show for reasons not pertaining to their performances. Freeman said according to California employment law, the show was not allowed to ask contestants about their arrest history. Freeman also said in his letter they all happen to be black.