ABC’s ‘American Idol’ Season 4 Premiere Ratings Drop From Last Year Despite Claudia Conway Audition

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In case you’ve avoided all TV commercials for like a week (and congrats on that, by the way), Kellyanne Conway’s daughter Claudia Conway auditioned for “American Idol” on Sunday during ABC’s Season 4 premiere. With a split vote, the teenager made it through to the next round — watch her appearance here. “American Idol’s” fourth season on ABC started off with a 1.1 rating in the demo and 6.7 million viewers, good enough to lead the broadcast network to a victory among adults 18-49 but a dip from last year’s premiere, which drew a 1.5 and 8 million viewers. CBS topped Sunday’s primetime in terms of total-viewer averages, however. Find last season’s “Idol” premiere ratings here. “American Idol” aired on Fox for 15 seasons before being canceled and ultimately revived by ABC. Also Read: Inside Fox's Plan to Make Pepsi Game Show 'Cherries Wild' Not Look Like a Pepsi Commercial In Week 2, Queen Latifah’s “The Equalizer” on CBS scored just under 8 million total viewers. While this week’s episode did not have the Super Bowl as lead-in, “60 Minutes” performed the duty quite well. ABC was first in ratings with a 0.9 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and...

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