Phillip Phillips’ ‘American Idol’ Victory Least-Watched Finale In Show’s History

Becky Bain | May 24, 2012 10:41 am

132 million votes may have been cast for last night’s Phillip Phillips-championing American Idol finale, but 132 million people weren’t watching. Preliminary Neilsen ratings show that 20.7 million viewers watched the Wednesday night finale, a 29% drop from last year’s Scotty McCreery-winning finale. Those numbers still make the Season 11 send-off the most-watched show since the Oscars back in February, but they’re low enough to make it the least-watched Idol finale in the show’s history. (The debut season of the show tapped 23 million viewers, while the show’s high came during Season 2 when 38.1 million tuned in to see Clay Aiken not win.)

Don’t worry, Phillip² — your debut single “Home” is #1 on iTunes. Those are the only numbers right now that matter as far as you’re concerned.

[Via E! Online]