American Idol Season 13 Premieres With Lowest-Ever Ratings — What Happened?

FOX has new reason to believe the superstition that 13 is an unlucky number — Season 13 American Idol premiered with the show's worst-ever ratings, as Entertainment Weekly reports, only pulling in 15 million viewers with a 4.6 rating in 18-49 adults. That's down 23% from the Season 12 premiere, which itself was 19% down from the Season 11 premiere. Granted, these ratings are still good by today's broadcast TV standards, so there's no immediate danger to Idol. It's just that the performance...


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