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Mariah Carey vs Nicki Minaj feud fails to pull the viewers

Submitted by brad on Fri, 2013-01-18 05:38

American Idol kicked off this week with its lowest audience since its first season.

The buzz surrounding the Mariah Carey/Nicki Minaj “feud” failed to translate to viewers and the series dropped 19 per cent on last year’s premiere.

The drop is roughly 4 million viewers, with a total of 17.9 tuning in to see the new judging panel of Carey, Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson.

The numbers are worrying, given how last season’s premiere was also down on 2011 by around 21 per cent.

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