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‘Idol’ Viewership Drops Big on Season Premiere

Photo Courtesy - Zumobi(NEW YORK) – American Idol saw double-digit drops in viewership for its much-anticipated season 10 premiere in comparison to last year's premiere, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Despite new, "A"-list judges, the Fox show fell 13 percent among all viewers for the two-hour premiere Wednesday in comparison to the 2010 opening episode, according to preliminary data from Nielsen. 

This year’s premiere, which featured new judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, brought in 26.1 million viewers compared to last year’s premiere audience of 29.9 million.

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