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American Idol: Season 13 Ratings (Thurs)

5 hours ago | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Randy Jackson has left the judges' table and become a mentor. Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban have returned to judge and Harry Connick Jr. has joined them. Will these shake-ups help American Idol's ratings or will they continue to fall? We'll see.

Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, American Idol usually airs twice a week, on Wednesday and Thursday nights.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- typically the following morning, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest.

How are your shows doing? Check the season rankings: ABC | CBS | The CW |Fox | NBC

4/18 update: You can see the rest of the latest night's ratings. »

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'American Idol' Recap: Dexter Roberts Sent Home, Kevin Bacon Steps In For Ryan Seacrest

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American Idol’s results show Thursday started off with a surprise twist – The Following star Kevin Bacon stepping into Ryan Seacrest’s hosting shoes to kick off the night.

American Idol Recap

After Bacon passed the torch back to Seacrest, the top seven finalists were shown chatting about their performances and shared what they’d most like to do with a brand new Ford Mustang. Then, finally, the show got around to hearing Randy Jackson’s personal recap of Wednesday night.

Jackson, basically parroting the judges, mentioned Dexter Robert’s desperate need to make the songs he chooses his own. The former judge had similar advice for Cj Harris and wondered if Jess Meuse – who was harshly critiqued by the judges Wednesday – had done enough onstage to get America’s votes. Alex Preston, Sam Woolf, Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene, according to Jackson, would likely all be safe.

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Recap: 'American Idol' Season 13 - Top 7 Results

17 April 2014 5:58 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Once again, it's like this: Assuming Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson and Alex "New Hampshire's Own" Preston are safe on Thursday (April 17) night's "American Idol," I don't much care who goes home or who's in the Bottom 3.  There are the three people I care about and the cannon fodder. The big question: How is "American Idol" planning on killing the 30 minutes tonight? For the second straight week, Fox hasn't bothered to announce a guest performer, which either means that the producers decided they were happily able to fill the half-hour without a musical number, or they're having trouble booking guests. I have no evidence to confirm the latter. So... Who knows? On to the recap! 9:00 p.m. Et. Forget what I said about no guests, because... Kevin Bacon! He's introducing the show and trying to remind us that he has a TV show. A TV show on Fox! A TV »

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Demi Lovato Reveals Her Favorite American Idol Contestant! Plus, Does She Miss Judging?

17 April 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

After two seasons judging The X Factor, Demi Lovato has some words of wisdom for the American Idol contestants on Wednesday night's Top 7 performance show. The singer stopped by American Idol and hung out with mentor Randy Jackson where she offered critiques and advice…without the pressure of actually judging them. "I think the contestants are really good. I think everyone has to let lose a little bit, though. I was still waiting for the big hurrah," Lovato told Ryan Seacrest in a behind-the-scenes interview for E! News. But there was one contestant who stood out above the rest for Lovato: Jena Irene. "She's really good. She's a star for sure," Lovato said. Lovato »

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'American Idol' Recap: Caleb Johnson, Sam Woolf & Jena Irene Impress On 'Competitor's Pick' Night

16 April 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

American Idol’s top seven singers squared off on Wednesday night, singing songs selected for them by the fellow singers trying for a chance to be crowned the next Idol winner, as Demi Lovato joined Randy Jackson and judges Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban in offering them advice.

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Rocker Caleb Johnson was first up on stage, singing Kings of Leon track “Family Tree,” which Alex Preston had selected for him. The song perfectly suited Johnson, who’s become known on the show for making the songs he takes on his own – and “Family Tree” was no exception. All of the judges were in agreement that he knocked another performance out of the park.

Singing Miranda Lambert’s “Gunpowder and Lead,” selected by Sam Woolf, Jessica Meuse tried to apply some of the judges' suggestions. Instead of solely focusing on her pitch and how on-key she was, »

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'American Idol' Recap: Demi Lovato Returns (Sort of) to Judge Top 7

16 April 2014 7:25 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

In an interesting twist, the remaining seven American Idol singers were given the task of choosing songs for their competition Wednesday. The “Competitors Pick” theme certainly opened up the evening for sabotage, but this bunch seems uninterested in drama, and did a nice job matching up songs for their peers. Mentor Randy Jackson said the theme was more to test the ideas of the Top 7, and some of the suggestions were really interesting. Former X Factor judge Demi Lovato stopped by to talk about her Neon Lights tour and to have a seat next to Jackson to check out

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American Idol: Did the Contestants Sabotage Each Other on Competitors' Pick Night?

16 April 2014 7:22 PM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

It's Competitors' Pick Night on American Idol, where the Top 7 finalists get to pick songs for their competitors, and each singer gets to choose one of six options. Did anyone go the sabotage route, or was everyone altruistic?

The show finally finds something for Randy Jackson to do, as he introduces the theme of the night and interviews each singer about what they would select for their counterparts. (Everyone seems to be playing nice, for the record.)

American Idol's Malaya Watson explains why she almost didn't audition

So, what did the finalists ultimately decide on? Let's get to the performances:

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'American Idol' Recap: Malaya Watson Sent Home; Next Week Is 'Competitor's Pick'

10 April 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

American Idol returned on Thursday to narrow it down to seven finalists following Wednesday’s 80s-themed night.

American Idol Recap

Making his weekly predictions, judge-turned-mentor Randy Jackson said he believed that Dexter Roberts, Jess Meuse and Caleb Johnson had all secured spots to remain in the competition for their performances. He also had some words of praise for the poor pitch-plagued C.J. Harris.

Jackson gave Sam Woolf, who was saved by the judges last week and performed an acoustic version of Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time,” a 50/50 chance of sticking around. He was less positive in his reviews of Malaya Watson and Alex Preston, who sang Chaka Khan’s “Through the Fire” and The Police’s “Every Breath You Take,” respectively. Though he wasn’t entirely keen on Jena Irene’s “I Love Rock N Roll,” he thought she’d get enough votes to be okay.

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'American Idol' Results Recap: Who Went Home in Tears?

10 April 2014 6:53 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Top 8 finalists of American Idol went back to the future, so to speak, with a flashback to their '80s night selections, but one contestant's song choice tainted the love of the audience and ended her journey. Thursday night's half-hour episode kicked off with a brief segment where the top eight complimented each other's performances and looked up Ricky Nelson videos for Sam Woolf, while Ryan Seacrest got down to business. Photos: 'American Idol' Season 13: Meet the Top 10 Singers Mentor Randy Jackson chimed in with his thoughts on each contestant's performance, predicting Dexter Roberts (Georgia Satellites, "Keep Your

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- Michele Amabile Angermiller

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Recap: 'American Idol' Season 13 - Top 8 Results, Take 2

10 April 2014 5:59 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Once again, the "American Idol" Top 8 performed on Wednesday night. And once again, they face an elimination. Last week, the judges decided to say, "Whatever" to their lone save and they opted to protect Sam Woolf. I'm not convinced it was Sam Woolf they were saving so much as they were honoring the integrity of the season's best performance episode. Tonight (April 10) the Save is gone and that's just as well, because Wednesday's '80s Night performances were weak. I don't think anybody fell flat on their faces, but there were only one or two standout solos amidst the mediocre morass. As long as Alex Preston, Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson are safe tonight, I'm not going to worry too much about who gets sent home. 8:59 p.m. Et. I'm not even sure who's performing tonight, guest-wise. How will we fill 30 minutes? Buckle up and let's see. 9:00 p. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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'American Idol' Recap: Sam Woolf Saved From Elimination

3 April 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

American Idol was looking to whittle down the playing field to the top seven singers Thursday, but a save from the judges kept the talent at eight following the “Audition” performances on Wednesday.

American Idol Recap

Judge-turned-mentor Randy Jackson revealed at the start of Thursday’s half-hour elimination show that Jena Irene, Jess Meuse, Caleb Johnson and Dexter Roberts would most certainly be voted through to the next round. Jackson was proven right, as all four – plus Alex Preston – were told they were safe. In the bottom three were Malaya Watson, Cj Harris and Sam Woolf.

Ultimately, it was Woolf, the 17-year-old crooner from Florida, who failed to get enough votes from America. For a chance at the season’s lone save, Woolf offered a soothing rendition of David Gray’s “Babylon.” Exuding a bit more confidence and composure, Woolf managed to impress Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban »

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'American Idol' 2014 results: Is the save still alive?

3 April 2014 6:46 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

After a night of looking back at the beginning of their Idol journey, did one more contestant end theirs?

Warning: Don’t read any more if you don’t want to be spoiled from tonight’s results show.

After a rocking performance from Chris Daughtry, making his second appearance already this season after serving as a mentor earlier in Randy Jackson’s workshop, the judges finally used their save on Sam Woolf. Sam was in the bottom three with Malaya Watson and C.J. Harris, but it looks like the girl fandom may have worn off a little. Good thing the »

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'American Idol' Recap: Save Sustains Top 8

3 April 2014 6:16 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The top 8 singers of American Idol revisited their audition songs on Wednesday night's episode, but for one finalist, the journey back to the beginning brought their season run to an end. Opinion: Not Watching 'American Idol' This Season? You're Missing Out At the beginning of Thursday's half-hour episode, mentor Randy Jackson predicted that after the competition performances and duets, contestants Caleb Johnson, Jess Meuse, Dexter Roberts and Jena Irene would be safe. And Jackson was right, as his top four were first announced as safe, followed by Alex Preston. The bottom three were then revealed to be Malaya

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Recap: 'American Idol' Season 13 - Top 8 Results plus Daughtry performs

3 April 2014 5:58 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

By the standards of this so-so installment of "American Idol," Wednesday night's performance episode was rather superior. Nobody embarrassed themselves, several singers shined and two contestants even did originals and earned some credibility. That's why I figure that we're heading towards the Save on Thursday's show. I expect the sentimentalists on the judging panel to feel like it's somehow wrong to send somebody home after Wednesday. It wouldn't be wrong. Cj Harris could go home and it wouldn't be wrong, so maybe that's somebody who wouldn't get saved. Maybe Dexter Roberts could go home without getting the Save? But I feel pretty sure that Caleb Johnson, Alex Preston, Malaya Watson, Jena Irene, Sam Woolf and Jessica Meuse would all be spared if America ignored them for some reason. So let's get down to the business of maybe not sending anybody packing... 8:59 p.m. Et. That was not a limerick »

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'American Idol' Recap: Majesty Rose Exits The Competition

27 March 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

American Idol cut the playing field down to eight Thursday night, following Wednesday’s “I’m With the Band” rock theme.

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Mentor Randy Jackson revealed at the start of the show that he felt that Caleb Johnson, Malaya Watson and Jena Irene gave the week’s strongest performances. When Ryan Seacrest announced the bottom three, Jackson’s top picks were all safe. In danger of elimination were C.J. Harris, Sam Woolf and Majesty Rose.

Eventually, it was announced that Rose, who’d sung Florence and the Machine’s “Shake It Out” had received the least amount of votes. She then sang Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” for the judges in the hopes that they would award her with the season’s one and only save. Judge Keith Urban revealed that the deliberation over the save was the hardest he, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. have yet to face »

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American Idol Elimination Shocker: Can You Believe the Judges Sent [Spoiler!] Home?

27 March 2014 7:17 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The top eight are looking great! After Jennifer Lopez's f-bomb slip on Wednesday night's broadcast, Ryan Seacrest kept spirits light in tonight's half-hour elimination show of American Idol. Randy Jackson revealed his favorite performers from Wednesday night, stating that Randy Caleb, Malaya, and Jena are the "the cream is starting to rise to the top." Wow! The "mentor" then told the other six contestants, "Time to catch up if you want to win this." Duh, Randy. Duh. Now let's cut straight to the chase—here are your bottom three singers of the week: Sam Wolf, Majesty Rose, and Cj Harris. Say goodbye too… Majesty Rose! Wow, we totally »

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'American Idol' Top 9 results: Did Cj Harris, Majesty Rose or Sam Woolf go home?

27 March 2014 6:32 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

After a solid showing during "American Idol" Top 9 "I'm With the Band" week, the judges decided not to use the save they have in play for another three weeks. With a Bottom 3 comprised of Cj Harris, Sam Woolf and Majesty Rose, which contestant was sent home?

First off, let's start with the ridiculous way Ryan Seacrest introduced performance night's ankle/shoe theft brouhaha by making a "shoe drops" pun and then actually dropping a shoe on the floor. No. (But also yes, puns are great, but No.)

Now that we've covered that, it was a swiftly moving night of results thanks to the new half-hour length (so as to launch Fox's newest comedy, "Surviving Jack"). One benefit of the shorter length is that Randy Jackson's useless assessment was boiled down into a short package where he said his three favorites were Caleb, Malaya and Jena.

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'American Idol' Recap: Big Screen Shares Top 8

27 March 2014 6:11 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A shorter elimination episode of American Idol doesn't mean any less anxiety onstage. Another hopeful was sent home on Thursday night, meaning the season's save is still up for grabs. Opinion: Not Watching 'American Idol' This Season? You're Missing Out At the beginning of the half-hour episode, mentor Randy Jackson commented that his three favorites of Wednesday night's competition performances were Caleb Johnson, Malaya Watson and Jena Irene, but after host Ryan Seacrest revealed on the big screen the surprised reactions of those who were safe for another week, the bottom three came down to C.J. Harris (The

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Go Behind the Scenes at American Idol

27 March 2014 4:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

American Idol has been on the air for 13 seasons, but somehow there are still plenty of behind-the-scenes tidbits you can't see from home. "There is a lot of stuff that I did not know," contestant Dexter Roberts tells People. So what are these unearthed gems? Here are five secrets about the Fox reality show. 1. Host Ryan Seacrest gets a little help to remember the contestants' names.While mentor Randy Jackson and judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. have had trouble remembering how to pronounce Jena Irene's first name (pronounced "Gee-na"), Seacrest always gets it right. But »

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'American Idol' predictions: 'Awkward' Alex Preston now has best odds to win

25 March 2014 4:54 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"I'm so freaking awkward!" admitted "American Idol's" Alex Preston earlier in the season when mentor Randy Jackson helped him with his stage presence. Apparently, America loves awkward as he is now the frontrunner to win. He tops our leaderboard for the first time this season with odds of 2/1 to win. This year's competition has proven to be unpredictable. This is the third week in a row that a new singer has emerged as the one to beat for the Season 13 title.  -Break- The Mont Vernon, Nh native replaces last week's #1 singer Caleb Johnson (now at 3/1 odds) and the previous week's predicted champ Sam Woolf (now at 10/3 odds) on our winner's chart. Alex has continued to grow throughout the competition, with his most talked-about performances so far being "Falling Slowly" from Songs from the Cinema week and "Story of My Life" from last week's Billboard »

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