‘American Idol’ Season 10 Finale Pulls Mega Ratings
29.3 million, that’s how many people tuned in last night to watch as Scotty McCreery was named America’s newest Idol. If that number seems high to you, it’s because it is — a whole 21 percent higher than Season 9’s finale (and Simon Cowell’s farewell show). Was it the slew of star-studded performances or perhaps simply that AI has finally found it’s perfect blend of judges — seeing as the overall season’s ratings are up five percent? Whatever the reason, it doesn’t seem like fans missed their tight shirt-wearing snarky Brit, what will that mean for American X Factor viewership this fall?