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post #151 of 969
He may have a nice tone, but there's basically no chance he goes to the top 12 with his accent.
post #152 of 969
They must have only cleared the rights for three songs last night since we had to hear What A Wonderful World and Georgia On My Mind over and over again.

And I kept thinking, Satchmo and Ray Charles never had to wildly over sing those songs like these people are doing in order to move people.
post #153 of 969
WNYW has their ID stuck on the bottom left during the first segment.
Is this happening on any other stations?
post #154 of 969
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Originally Posted by gb4fan92 View Post

Anyone else having center channel problems when the groups sing. You can hear Randy and the panel just fine. When the singers start its like the mike is turned almost off. Very annoying. If I go in the kitchen which has only the built in speaker in the tv you hear them fine.

No one???
post #155 of 969
From tvbythenumbers-
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American Idol's 2 hour episode scored a 5.0 adults 18-49 rating, down 14% vs. a 5.8 rating for its one hour episode last week. That was Idol's lowest adults 18-49 rating since its first season (7/31/02)

One excuse that I have read for Idol's lower ratings is that the earlier one hour showings were not an exact comparison with last year. Well, now we are back to two hours, and it was the worst rated AI since the first season.

An additional note-a lot of shows have been down in the ratings this week, however tvbythenumbers clarified what is actually going on-
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Those wondering about the continuing broadcast ratings declines, the combined adults 18-49 (cable+broadcast) in primetime last night was fractionally higher than it was last Thursday night (37.8 vs. 37.5).
post #156 of 969
Congrats to MIT-. Now that's how you do a moving performance without having to oversing the song.
post #157 of 969
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Originally Posted by Jarod M View Post

From tvbythenumbers-

One excuse that I have read for Idol's lower ratings is that the earlier one hour showings were not an exact comparison with last year. Well, now we are back to two hours, and it was the worst rated AI since the first season.

An additional note-a lot of shows have been down in the ratings this week, however tvbythenumbers clarified what is actually going on-

ALL the shows on that night were down. In addition, Idol still tied for first with Big Bang, which was also down. It was a bad night for all channels/shows, even with it being sweeps week. I thought Thursday was usually a solid night, but everyone stayed away from their TV for some reason.
post #158 of 969
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

ALL the shows on that night were down. In addition, Idol still tied for first with Big Bang, which was also down. It was a bad night for all channels/shows, even with it being sweeps week. I thought Thursday was usually a solid night, but everyone stayed away from their TV for some reason.

Unless I am completely misinterpreting the numbers, the last quote proved that people did NOT stay away from their TV. The overall cable+broadcast rating for last night was actually higher than the previous week. So there were MORE people watching tv last night. It is just that they were watching less of the big 4 networks and more of the wide array of cable channels.

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Those wondering about the continuing broadcast ratings declines, the combined adults 18-49 (cable+broadcast) in primetime last night was fractionally higher than it was last Thursday night (37.8 vs. 37.5).
post #159 of 969
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Originally Posted by gb4fan92 View Post

No one???

No prob here, actually audio is very solid. I'm cabled via Comcast/Motorola DCX3501 box.

Good luck
post #160 of 969
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by gb4fan92 View Post

Anyone else having center channel problems when the groups sing. You can hear Randy and the panel just find. When the singers start its like the mike is turned almost off. Very annoying. If I go in the kitchen which has only the built in speaker in the tv you hear them fine.

No real beef from me .. Charter CATV ..
post #161 of 969
Phillip Phillips was sooo strong in his audition, and has virtually disappeared in later shows. I think they have sent him on based on that one day. I'm hoping for some of that magic when and if he gets out of this group crap.
post #162 of 969
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Originally Posted by Distorted View Post

Phillip Phillips was sooo strong in his audition, and has virtually disappeared in later shows. I think they have sent him on based on that one day. I'm hoping for some of that magic when and if he gets out of this group crap.

His Dave Matthews Jr. act is getting really old. Even copies the body mannerisms in addition to the vocals.
post #163 of 969
You know, it amazes me how many times this show misses years songs were first released or who did original versions.
On the last show it was songs of the 50's yet one group did YOU KEEP ME HANGIN ON which is from 1966.
post #164 of 969
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Originally Posted by Argee View Post

You know, it amazes me how many times this show misses years songs were first released or who did original versions.
On the last show it was songs of the 50's yet one group did YOU KEEP ME HANGIN ON which is from 1966.

During a voice over they said the groups were given songs from the 50s or 60s.
post #165 of 969
One group did a song from the 40's, complete with matching arrangement and hair-styles. They are so young they can be excused for missing decades, I guess, because the songs they were asked to consider were in the dim past long before they were born anyway. When you were born in 1990, say, what's the difference between songs from 1960, 1950, 1940? The producers should know though.
post #166 of 969
What amazed me was that when being forced to sing harmonies from the 50's and 60's no one ends up picking a Zombies or Yardbirds tune. Where were the performances of Heart Full of Soul or Time of the Season or She's Not There?

I can understand not picking a CSN song, since they'd probably sound bad by comparison. But the Zombies and Yardbirds should be right in most of these contestants wheelhouse.
post #167 of 969
I thought, in general, the harmonies were well done, if not all of the solos....
post #168 of 969
There doesn't seem to be a lot of interest in talking about the show this year going by the lack of discussion in this thread. That is reflected in the ratings-last night's show was down 16% from the previous week to a 5.1.
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That's down a whopping 35% vs. last year's equivalent telecast (7.9 adults 18-49 rating on Wednesday, February 23, 2011).

To make matters worse, Idol has fallen behind The Voice, which had a 6.0 18-49 rating Monday night. Those who said that The Voice couldn't beat Idol-it's happening, and it could continue to happen unless The Voice falls on hard times (very possible) post-auditions.
post #169 of 969
I wonder if Indianapolis would get to host it next year.

He said he was disappointed with early negative reactions from people affiliated with The Voice and Idol about his suggestion to have a "super finals" competition, which he described as a "musical Super Bowl."

"We're still up for it," Cowell said.
post #170 of 969
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Originally Posted by Jarod M View Post

There doesn't seem to be a lot of interest in talking about the show this year going by the lack of discussion in this thread. That is reflected in the ratings-last night's show was down 16% from the previous week to a 5.1.

I do not find there is much to talk about for American Idol until they start performing each week.
post #171 of 969
Just getting started with this year's season. Couldn't get into it earlier but I see the top 24 will be rounded out tonight. I was disappointed that Jim Carrey's daughter didn't get very far. Likeable kid. Nice sound to her voice and I would love to hear her after some formal training.
I'll be rooting for Elise Testone - go SC!
post #172 of 969
After seeing the people they're putting through, I starting to believe that this group of judges is way too easily impressed by the screaming-over-singers.

They've always had a couple of these each season. But was Simon the only judge that kept the entire field from being over-singers?
post #173 of 969
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Originally Posted by Mac The Knife View Post

After seeing the people they're putting through, I starting to believe that this group of judges is way too easily impressed by the screaming-over-singers.

They've always had a couple of these each season. But was Simon the only judge that kept the entire field from being over-singers?

The only person I saw last night was the son of the Flotsam and Jetsam member, and he was awful in terms of oversinging. I found it rather tortuous. I'm pretty sure he advanced...
post #174 of 969
I wonder if the "journalist" who wrote this article was paid directly by American Idol, or did the money have to flow to THR first? Not only was it "a shocking twist" (who could have ever imagined they would do such a thing!!!), "the talent pool of men this year is unbelievable," and "the girls are the strongest batch of singers we have seen in years."

Gee, maybe we need ten of these singing shows on the air with three seasons a year, because the talent seems to be getting better and better! I'd swear I only saw about 20 minutes of this season, but did I really hear Randy Jackson say that this was the best talent they've ever had? Or was I just having a flashback to season 10? Or Season 9? Or Season 8? Or Season 7? Or Season 6? Or, well, maybe it was one of those seasons.
post #175 of 969
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Originally Posted by Jarod M View Post

There doesn't seem to be a lot of interest in talking about the show this year going by the lack of discussion in this thread. That is reflected in the ratings-last night's show was down 16% from the previous week to a 5.1.

To make matters worse, Idol has fallen behind The Voice, which had a 6.0 18-49 rating Monday night. Those who said that The Voice couldn't beat Idol-it's happening, and it could continue to happen unless The Voice falls on hard times (very possible) post-auditions.

I wonder why they compare Idol to the Voice in ratings like this. They are not on the same night. We have no idea what the voice ratings would be if it was on the same night as Idol (and if Idol was not on). Sure the Voice has good ratings on Monday. What is its competition, The Bachelor?
post #176 of 969
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

I wonder why they compare Idol to the Voice in ratings like this. They are not on the same night. We have no idea what the voice ratings would be if it was on the same night as Idol (and if Idol was not on). Sure the Voice has good ratings on Monday. What is its competition, The Bachelor?

I'm being lazy here, but what does AI air against in it's time slot .. ??
post #177 of 969
AI's timeslots are tougher - Wednesdays has Survivor, Modern Family, and Thursdays is generally stronger overall, except for NBC!
post #178 of 969
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Originally Posted by Jarod M View Post

I wonder if the "journalist" who wrote this article was paid directly by American Idol, or did the money have to flow to THR first? Not only was it "a shocking twist" (who could have ever imagined they would do such a thing!!!), "the talent pool of men this year is unbelievable," and "the girls are the strongest batch of singers we have seen in years."

Gee, maybe we need ten of these singing shows on the air with three seasons a year, because the talent seems to be getting better and better! I'd swear I only saw about 20 minutes of this season, but did I really hear Randy Jackson say that this was the best talent they've ever had? Or was I just having a flashback to season 10? Or Season 9? Or Season 8? Or Season 7? Or Season 6? Or, well, maybe it was one of those seasons.

You're absolutely right,...but I'd agree that this year's batch of performers is as strong as any.

"the talent pool of men this year is unbelievable," and "the girls are the strongest batch of singers we have seen in years."

Hard to disagree with that.


Also, as an aside; after suffering through the pathetic production style/quality of the X Factor, the audio quality of Idol is outstanding.



Thanks
post #179 of 969
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Originally Posted by rsambuca View Post

AI's timeslots are tougher - Wednesdays has Survivor, Modern Family, and Thursdays is generally stronger overall, except for NBC!

Here are the actual ratings. That first hour on Wednesday night was just awful except for Idol until Survivor started airing. Even then, I don't see a substantial difference between the competition on the two nights. Thursday night isn't much different either.
Monday's ratings.
Wednesday's ratings.
Thursday night.
post #180 of 969
If you look at the ratings and the shares together, I still think that Wed and Thursday are more competitive overall, but it is closer than I actually thought.
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