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January 20, 2011 6:05 PM

JUST IN! "American Idol" Ratings Down 13 Percent!

Although "American Idol" glammed up the judges panel this season by adding Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, it appears to have done little to boost the ratings: Last night's season premiere drew 13 percent less viewers than last year's season opener.

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According to the Nielsen Co., 26.1 million people watched the two-hour season premiere, compared with 29.9 million people for last year's season premiere.

Nielsen Co. also reported that "Idol" had an 18 percent drop in the "youthful" audience.

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