American Idol's Second Night Shrinks Ratings Gap

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Wednesday night’s American Idol premiere saw quite a drop in ratings from last year’s season premiere, but the numbers took a turn for the better on night two.

Make no mistake, Thursday’s Idol was lower rated than the premiere — that’s standard, especially since the show shifted to a Wednesday-Thursday pattern a couple years back. But instead of dropping 19 percent year over year like the first episode, Night 2 was down only 2 percent — a mere tenth of a point — from 2012. And even that gap could get erased when the final national ratings come in later.

You can read more Idol ratings information via EW.

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