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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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tn:  1407 days ago

I just dont think anyone can replace Simon and Paula. They had a certain chemistry that helped make the show, without them the show is not the same and the replacements are 2nd rate. J-lo is not popular with everyone, and a known drug user is not prime time tv. I tried to watch it last night but couldn't and wont..

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lisa:  1407 days ago

AMERICAN IDOL IS DONE. I MISS SIMON. CAN'T WAIT FOR U.S.X FACTOR. SIMON AND CHERYL COLE TOGETHER THE U.S.X FACTOR WILL BE NUMBER 1 CHERYL IS AWESOME

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BMa:  1407 days ago

there should really be an isHotr poll for who isHotr? Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul, or Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez?

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BMa:  1407 days ago

Challenge Accepted: http://j.mp/isHotr-ai
Who is the Hotr host? Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul or Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez?

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