Thursday, January 15, 2009

Does America like the kinder, gentler "Idol"?

So does America like the kinder, gentler “Idol”?

If the ratings are any indication, then yes, they do…

For the first time in five seasons, “Idol” ratings went up for the second episode.

According to “The Hollywood Reporter,” Wednesday’s ratings were up 1% in the coveted 18-49 demo. Now that may not sound like a lot, but during the past four seasons, the second episode has declined an average of 11% in the demo.

FOX’s reality guru Mike Darnell told “Reporter,” “The little changes we’re making are having a big impact.”

Will that continue? We’ll see next week…