Ann Donahue

'Idol' Results Finale Ratings Down 16%

'Idol' Results Finale Ratings Down 16%

The crowning of Lee DeWyze as the ninth season "American Idol" champ drew 24.2 million total viewers Wednesday night, down 15.9% from the 28.8 million that watched Kris Allen take the title in 2009, according to numbers provided by Nielsen Media Research.
Exclusive: Lee DeWyze Talks Ellen DeGeneres' 'Idol' Departure

Lee DeWyze Wins 'American Idol'

The new "American Idol" is Lee DeWyze, a paint store clerk who overcame his shyness and prevailed over soulful Crystal Bowersox in the singing contest's ninth season.
Exclusive: Lee DeWyze Talks Ellen DeGeneres' 'Idol' Departure

'American Idol' Finale Attracts 19.6 Million Viewers, Down 15%

  The performance finale of "American Idol" Tuesday night attracted 19.6 million total viewers, according to preliminary ratings numbers provided by The Nielsen Company, down 14.7% from the performance finale ratings last year.  

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