17.8 million viewers tuned into ‘
The Nicki Minaj Show’ ‘American Idol‘s season 12 launch last night, which saw Pop wonder Mariah Carey, Country star Keith Urban and Rap Queen Nicki Minaj take their places on the judging panel for the first time.
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Though down 19% from last January’s Season 11 debut, last night’s show pulled in more viewers than any episode aired by NBC’s ‘The Voice’ last year, and was the most watched show on television last night, beating offerings made by any other network in the nation.
Helped in part by a Minaj led promotional campaign, which saw the Rapper take to ‘Ellen’ and ‘Jay Leno‘ for sit down interviews, FOX will no doubt be hoping tonight’s episode fares much better when it kicks off 8/7c, and following outings live up to its Season 6 high which opened with 37.4 million viewers.