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So like remember how adding Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj as judges was going to give Fox TV's American Idol a badly need boost in the ratings? Well if it wasn't working when the season began it sure ain't working now. This Weds the show pulled in 13.1 million viewers. That may sound like a lot, but it isn't when you consider that that is the lowest number of viewers ever in the show's history since it first came on the air in June 2002. That year the program's first show premiered to just under 10 million viewers but steadily increased  throughout the season with the final show pulling in over 23 million watchers. After that the sky was the limit with the show averaging some 30 »

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