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Katy Perry Shocks 'American Idol' Contestant with First Kiss

Katy Perry Shocks 'American Idol' Contestant with First Kiss

AI was Sunday's No. 1 show among viewers (10.3 million) and adults 18-49 (2.3).

Benjamin Glaze, 19, of Enid, appears on "American Idol" Season 16. So, the only familiar face (that you saw in the previous seasons) is Ryan Seacrest, who has been hosting the show since its conception in 2002. Despite that, it easily won the night for ABC.

The "Idol" opening numbers were better than all but two of the telecasts during Fox's final season of the show, including the January 6, 2016 season opener, which was seen by 11 million people, Nielsen said.

Per ABC, the "Idol" launch delivered ABC's largest audience on a Sunday night in four years. Michelle's boots weren't just made for walkin' but dancin' too.




So, judge Katy Perry invited the teen over to the desk and urged him to plant a kiss on her cheek.

Fox's presentation of a 2006 Simpson interview, during which he speculated about how he might have killed his former wife, was watched by 4.4 million people. Season 15 averaged a 2.3 rating and 9.4 million viewers on Wednesdays and a 2.2 and 9.1 million viewers on Thursdays. Over the years, viewership declined as judges were shuffled and winning contestants were less successful, plus competition increased from other reality TV shows such as "The Voice", "America's Got Talent" and "The X Factor".

As much as ABC's preliminary "Idol" deliveries are reassuring for this day and age, they're all but insignificant in comparison to the Fox-run "Idol" of old.


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