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Published:March 30th, 2013 11:13 EST

American Idol Death Watch! Video!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"With usage among adults 18-49 down week to week and no series posting any growth across the broadcast networks, Thursday night proved a particular downer for Fox`s American Idol.


Following Wednesday`s performance show low, Idol (2.7 adults rating) was down two-tenths of a point from the previous Thursday for the lowest demo score in the show`s 11-year history."

Hollywood Reporter

I fancy myself a gardener, and every spring I plant new flowers and bushes. When a flower fails to take root, I don`t pluck it out until it`s completely dead. If it shows the slightest promise of life, a new bud or whatever, I let it linger for a few more days.

The American Idol death watch continues, every week its ratings  plunge to new lows, the program doesn`t show any signs of life, and it`s time for it to be canceled.

When the Idol producers hired Nicki Minaj the show sunk to its lowest moral level, and now its ratings have matched its cultural irrelevance and degradation.

The idol bigwigs brought Minaj onboard as a judge hoping that she would attract young people, but that strategy has been an abysmal failure.

I`m not convinced that Idol deserves to be saved, but  perhaps it can linger on for a couple more seasons if it ditches Minaj and replaces her with Jimmy Lovine, or really anybody else.

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