With ABC’s revival of ‘American Idol’ proving itself quite the consistent ratings winner thanks to its talented hopefuls, revamped format, and judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie, FOX – the show’s former network home – re-entered the reality-singing competition race to face off against the likes of ‘Idol’ and ‘The Voice’ by birthing ‘The Four.’
The series, with a judges’ panel featuring DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor, and P. Diddy (alongside hostess Fergie), was a consistent ratings draw for the network despite routinely pulling in less than half the viewers of its contemporaries.
While its season 1 finale did manage to court more eyes than its premiere, just four months later its season 2’s premiere (June 7) reported a serious plunge. See the numbers inside:
‘The Four: Battle for Stardom’ on Thursday night opened Season 2 with just 2.2 million total viewers and a 0.7 demo rating, down a whole bunch from both its freshman premiere (3.8 mil/1.2, airing in-season in January) and its previous lows (3.3 mil/1.1), while only delivering a little more than half of its February finale numbers (4 mil/1.3). [source]
Look below to see how the show fared against other shows in its hour: