May 31, 2011
The two-hour-plus Season 10 finale of the Fox singing competition “American Idol”, which featured performances by Judas Priest and Aerosmith frontman (and “Idol” judge) Steven Tyler, attracted 29.3 million viewers. According to USA Today, that’s a 21% increase over last year (24.2 million). The May 25 broadcast also was up 12% in young adults (18-to-49) compared to the Season 9 finale.
It was the first time in three years that the finale has shown year-to-year growth in viewers and the first time in five years that it has seen an increase in young adults….
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