17 January 2013 11:40 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Lesson of the day: Two divas don't make a right. Despite throwing buckets of cash at new judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, American Idol continued its ratings decline last night, with the season premiere clocking in a full 19 percent lower than last season's premiere and 17.8 million viewers tuning in. So what went wrong? The widely reported Nicki and Mariah feud may be at least partly to blame. While it's also true that Idol is an aging entity and viewers may be suffering reality-competition fatigue (thanks to X Factor and The Voice), insiders who work on the show say they believe the bickering between Nicki and Mariah also may have turned off »


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