TV Ratings: ‘American Idol’ has lowest rated premiere ever, ‘Empire’ wins Wednesday

January 8, 2015 5:02 PM

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American Idol had its worst rated premiere in 14 seasons on Wednesday night with a 3.1 adult 18-49 preliminary rating. This was down 34% from last year’s 4.7 rated premiere.

It had 10.89 million viewers down from 15.19 million viewers from a comparable show last year on January 15, 2014. That’s a loss of almost 5 million viewers in a year.

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