ABC's 'American Idol' Season 4 Premiere Featuring Claudia Conway Audition Drops From Last Year's Ratings

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ABC’s ‘American Idol’ Season 4 Premiere Featuring Claudia Conway Audition Drops From Last Year’s Ratings

Queen Latifah’s “The Equalizer” on CBS draws 8 million viewers in Week 2

In case you’ve avoided all TV commercials for like a week (and congrats on that, by the way), Kellyanne Conway’s daughter Claudia Conway auditioned for “American Idol” on Sunday during ABC’s Season 4 premiere. With a split vote, the teenager made it through to the next round — watch her appearance here.

“American Idol’s” fourth season on ABC started off with a 1.1 rating in the demo and 6.7 million viewers, leading the broadcast network to a victory among adults 18-49. CBS topped Sunday’s primetime in terms of total-viewer averages, however.

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Find last season’s “Idol” premiere ratings here. “American Idol” aired on Fox for 15 seasons before being canceled and ultimately revived by ABC.

In Week 2, Queen Latifah’s “The Equalizer” on CBS scored just under 8 million total viewers. While this week’s episode did not have the Super Bowl as lead-in, “60 Minutes” performed the duty quite well.

ABC was first in ratings with a 0.9 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 5.7 million, according to preliminary numbers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 0.7 and first in viewers with 7 million.

Fox was third in ratings with a 0.6 and in viewers with 3.2 million.

More to come…

Tony Maglio