Ratings: American Idol Ends Its Run With 3-Year Highs, 13 Million Viewers

American Idol Series Finale Ratings

This… is American Idol‘s final ratings report.

Fox’s onetime juggernaut wrapped its 15-season run on Thursday night with a total audience of 12.9 million viewers, while scoring a 3.0 demo rating. That marks the reality competition’s best finale numbers since Season 12 (when it closed with 14.3 mil/3.6).

At its peak, Idol drew 38.1 million (!!!) to its Season 2 finale, while its all-time finale low was Season 14’s audience of 8 million.

TVLine readers gave the star-studded milestone coronation ceremony event-palooza an average grade of “A-.”

Elsewhere in the ratings….

ABC | Grey’s Anatomy (7.3 mil/2.1) dipped a tenth, Scandal (5.9 mil/1.7) was steady and The Catch (4.9 mil/1.1) ticked up.

THE CW | Legends (2 mil/0.7) was steady, The 100 (1.3 mil/0.5) ticked up.

NBC | The Blacklist (6.2 mil/1.2) dipped a tenth in the demo to a season low.

CBS | Big Bang (13.2 mil/3.0) was down 7 and 14 percent. The Odd Couple opened Season 2 with 7.8 mil/1.6, down a bit from its freshman finale but on par with Life in Pieces‘ most recent outing. Mom (7.3 mil/1.5), 2 Broke Girls (5.9 mil/1.4) and Rush Hour (4.8 mil/0.9) each slipped two tenths in the demo.

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