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tv-com department of infographics presents... American Idol's tenth season begins this week, but not all is well in Idol land. The American Idol show has lost some luster since it debuted in Understand: 2002, and the infamously cranky Simon Cowell departed the judging panel at the end of last season. Season 10 welcomes two high-profile judges, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, and for the first time ever, we with graphs American Idol s rise to the top... don't know what's in store for the one-time unstoppable series. But we can look at the show's undulating level of relevance... with the help of some handy graphs and charts! ...and its uncertain future Idol ascended to the top of the television charts almost immediately, winning the title of Most Watched Show (in average viewers) in its second season. At the height of its popularity in 2005, the show drew in an average of 30 million viewers per episode. But tune-in numbers have been declining since 2008; will the many changes Fox has planned for Idol in 2011 be enough to keep the show from falling further? Or will this be the year Idol loses its crown? American ldol results show American ldol performance show IMost-watched non-Idol show CSI: CSI: CSI: 25.5 CSI: dand dancis danci 19.0 2002 dand 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Winning isn't everything, but it helps This graph depicting the top ten sales of debut albums released by Idol contestants features a surpising entrant in the second spot: rocker Chris Daughtry, the fourth-place finisher from Season 5, proves that winning Idol doesn't guarantee you'll sell more albums. And none of the top ten artists competed within the last two seasons, hinting that Idol's effect on the music industry is nothing more than a passing fad. (Winners are depicted in blue, runners-up in red, and others in yellow.) 7,074,000 sold! 6,000,000 4,000,000 2,000,000 Where you from, Idol winners? The majority of American Idol winners aren't from Hollywood or New York City, they're from the South, where the show is hugely popular. Do contestants from the South have an automatic advantage? Is there a bias against the West Coast? Will Montana ever have a winner? Carie Underwood David Cook Checota. Oklahoma Lee DeWyze Mount Prospecet, llinois Blue Springs, Missouri Fantasia Barrino High Point, North Carolina Taylor Hieks Bamingham, Alabama Jordin Sparks Glendale, Aizona Ruben Studdard Kris Allen Kelly Clarkson Burleson, Texas Bàmingham, Alabama Conway, Arkansas Who sang who? Choosing a good song can make the difference between finishing in first and twelfth. Those who make the Top 12 lean heavily on singing songs from R&B and soul artists so they can show off their pipes. To the right you'll see the most-sung artists by Idol top 12 finishers, with contestants singing Marvin "“What's Going On" Gaye 14 times. Donna Summer - 10 Aretha Franklin - 9 Stevie Wonder - 9 Diana Ross - 13 Marvin Gaye - 14 Celine Dion - 11 Whitney Houston -9 Dionne Warwick - 7 Sources: The Oklahoman, Nielsen Media Research, Wikipedia Average viewers (in millions) Debut Albam Sales (U.S.) Jennifer Hudson Kellie Pickler Jordin Sparks David Cook Ruben Studdard Fantasia Barrino Kelly Clarkson Clay Aiken Chris Daughtry Carrie Underwood

American Idol

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With American Idol 2011 underway, it’s time to examine some statistics about the show’s rich history. Not all is well in Idol Land, according the graphic. Its ratings have been on the decline for ...



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