ABC’s American Idol wrapped Season 17 on Sunday night with 7.7 million total viewers and a 1.3 demo rating, ticking up in the demo week-to-week and down only a tick in audience despite its second hour going up against HBO’s well-watched Game of Thrones series finale.
Here are the hourly numbers, which are likely to adjust up in the finals:
7.85 mil/1.3 > 7.65 mil/1.3 > 7.63 mil/1.4
But as of right now, Idol is shy of its year-ago coronation ceremony (8.6 mil/1.6 in fast nationals), which led out of Dancing With the Stars on a Monday opposite The Voice.
Opening ABC’s night, because someone will ask: AFV (5.6 mil/0.7) was down in the demo.
NBC | Leading out of Dateline, Good Girls (2.5 mil/0.5) drew its best audience since March 10 while also ticking up a tenth in the demo.