Thursday, January 20, 2011
'Idol' premiere attracts 26.2 million viewers
Still, 26.2 million is the show's highest total of viewers since Feb. 9, 2009 and reflects an increase of over 2 million viewers who caught the Season 9 finale last May.
Will the antics of Steven Tyler be enough to engage viewers for the rest of the season? It would appear the producers are hot to showcase young talent this year, which could increase the size of the tween audience. But will they "get" Tyler? Who knows. We'll be watching these numbers going forward, however. It will be interesting to see how 'Idol' competes with strong Thursday night network lineups.