did Constantine’s fans affect Idol ratings?

did Constantine’s fans affect Idol ratings?
The ratings for American Idol 4‘s Tuesday night episode were down slightly. Did the scandal hurt viewership? Did a particularly powerful episode of Gilmore Girls air? According to fans of dismissed rocker Constantine Maroulis, it was all them. Broadcasting & Cable says it was “flooded with e-mails from Maroulis fans saying it was their protest.” One fan wrote, “The real reason is that Constantine fans on various websites including the Fox message boards held a boycott of American Idol [tuesday night] night in protest of the unfair elimination of Constantine Maroulis.” The real question would be how many of those fans are Nielsen households, and the answer is apparently “not many.” That’s because the show’s ratings rebounded Wednesday night, improving slightly over the previous week’s Wednesday episode.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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