Thursday, April 25, 2013

Idol Bosses Blame Mariah Carey for Low Ratings


Insiders claim American Idol bosses were ready to ditch Mariah Carey for Jennifer Lopez mid-season until Mariah threatened to sue their asses...

From NY Daily News
"American Idol" ratings have been so anemic this year that the producers considered dumping rookie judge Mariah Carey and bringing back Jennifer Lopez in midseason, according to a story in the Hollywood Reporter.
Fox strongly denied there was any truth to this scenario, suggesting it was an inaccurate extrapolation from an accurate report that "Idol" would like to bring Lopez back for the season finale.
The Hollywood Reporter said "Idol" producers only backed away from a Lopez-for-Carey swap when Carey's team threatened legal action.
Carey reportedly makes a staggering $18 million to be an "Idol" judge, for which "Idol" producers hoped she would anchor a judging panel that would halt the show's rating slide of recent years.
Instead, the slide has accelerated. Total viewership has hovered around 12-13 million, about half the audience of the show's heyday. Last week's Thursday results show had fewer viewers than a rerun of "The Big Bang Theory" on rival CBS.

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mimi is an alcoholic

Anonymous said...

"...fewer viewers than a RERUN of "The Big Bang Theory"
#SuperShade #Dead

Anonymous said...

Mimi said go hed wit dat bullshit'

Anonymous said...

They need to replace her with someone who will fit in on the show...like Sir Mix-Alot! Yeah, that's the ticket!!!!

Anonymous said...

GABARJ is the reason i don't watch the show. As much as i love Mimi, and would love to see what she's like on the show. I just can't stomach Gabarj, they need to fire that ugly bitch instead, and leave Mimi alone.

Furthermore idol ain't poppin' like it was back in the day. Gabarj is the ratings killer not Mimi.

Anonymous said...

They wanted Mariah to get down and gutty with that clown bitch, and being the true diva that she is, she will not embarrass herself for ratings. They set Mariah up, and she didn't fall for the okey-doke. Mariah, fuck that show. It's on it's way out anyway.

Anonymous said...

*gutter

Anonymous said...

They thought they was slick til MiMi sicked them lawyers!!


The real problem is Nicki,not Mariah. It would be interesting to see JLo handle
Nicki. You know Jenny don't play.

#demlawyers

Anonymous said...

Show was more worthy when you got the feel that your votes matter. Somewhere along season 6 or7, it became clear that raw talent was not enough, it was who was more marketable. And I went watching it and speaking with my parents and grandparents in 2006 who all had favorites. To not seeing one single show since Jordin Sparks.

The marketing has not been the same and with the replacement judges, they alienated their older fanbase--the missing demo right now

Anonymous said...

MC needs to leave! Don't get me wrong, she's my idol but she is NOT good for American Idol! She's just not BRINGING it with the judging, she's boring! Nicki, on the other hand, I could also do without but to me, she fits better than Mariah.

Anonymous said...

Good for mariah. Did the fox think niki was going to bring ratings or the white guy? Why not dolly parton, patti labele, quincy jones, stevie wonder and elton john for the list of judges. god for them they are losing ratings for looks radther than talent; Apparently looks didn't hurt the british old chick.

Anonymous said...

I stopped watching because of Garbaj, not Mariah

Anonymous said...

@7:22, BIG BANG THEORY is the stuff, though! They will probably blame the decline on the black girls in the finale

Anonymous said...

What did they expect? This isn't the Music Box or DayDream era ... heck, it's not even the Emancipation era. She just does not have that kind of personality that pulls you in. Bad choice.

Anonymous said...

It's not Mimi. People stopped watching a long time ago and the mindless who continued to watch after they added Simon left and they added Ellen are just now waking up from their comas to change the channel. The Voice is a much better show and more entertaining than AI ever was. I think they're trying to force Mimi out by putting out stories about replacing her with JLo because they know Mimi hates JLo with a passion.

Anonymous said...

AI needs to stop scapegoating Mimi cause Nicki is the reason it's a fail

Anonymous said...

i'm not watching cause of nicki.i just can't with that chick.
i admit keith urban?!! was a stretch, but mimi was on point. she is a superstar and knows what it takes to be a star.
if it weren't for autotune, nicki would only be a video vixen. she is there for show "ONLY".
randy needs a b12 shot. and ryan seacrest...that is one no talent white boy.
that show is O, V, E, R!

Anonymous said...

This is a funny rumor. The feedback on twitter, facebook and message boards across the web clearly show that Nicki Minaj is the person that turns people off. Mariah is great friends with Nigel Lithgoe and I have a hard time believing that he would want to let her go. I know he probably regrets blindsiding her with the addition of Nicki because she surprised him and everyone else who claims that her ego is out of wack, by simply ignoring Nicki's existence!

I think Mariah would shine greater if she were allowed to help the singers select songs and arrange them too.

God's Love is REAL! Tracy~~ said...

Praise The Lord! John 14:1-3 King James Version (KJV) Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. The Lord is just in all His ways, and kind in all of His doings.
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Mariah, keep it classy. Try not to take things personally; what people say about you is a reflection of them, not you. Unhappy people like other people to be Unhappy too. ~God Bless ~

Anonymous said...

I'm sure the producers of the show didn't stop to think about the fact that the show has steadily been going downhill since Simon left. I believe that even he said that show has run its course and it was time to move on...
Of all the people on that panel, Mariah and Randy are the only ones I see as fit to critique...Keith basically agrees with everyone and Nicki just blurts out silly and sometimes offensive comments.
I started leaving that show when Paula Abdul left because I loved her and Simon's chemistry and when he left... well... be weary of sitting on skateboards and going downhill; you usually tend to crash :(

zeeedeee said...

Randy looks like somebodys dad he needs a permanent vacation from the show....nicki is over the top ghetto and its embarrasing....mariah is far into her own hype her divaness is nauseating ...keith urban seems nice but he need some flavor....they need to go back to the drawing board and revamp that whole gig or its curtains

Honey Bun said...

People weren't watching because of JLo and they're not not watching because of Mimi

the show is old and wack now, time to go off air
One thing Ryan Seacrest doesn't know how to do is end on a hight note, he beats a dead horse , like renewing the Kardashian show for 40 mill when they are in decline is ridiculous, he is not good with understanding viewer mentality and where a show stands with the public , he lives in a Holliwierd bubble

Honey Bun said...

@ 8:08 YES!

Anonymous said...

Get that $18 million hun, no hate from me.

Anonymous said...

fox has been treating mariah badly from the beginning. they have tried and are still trying to humiliate her. these racists pricks at fox love sambos like nicki minaj, but hate a real spirit like mariah. they need to cancel this show, in fact just cancel the whole damn network. demon white folks.

Anonymous said...

the thing is fans didn't like j-lo last year, thats why they got rid of her. now they want to bring back someone fans didnt like. bum ass j-lo was jealous of the girls who could sing and looked better than her when she was judging the show.

Anonymous said...

@8:08am you are exactly right. nicki is the problem anyway. Mariah was too good for this trash show. And the only reason Randy is still on it is becuase Mariah told them to bring him back. Idol had actually fired randy before.

Anonymous said...

@8:08
TRUTH

Tracy Faithful HOE! said...

Idol are shady ignorant mofos

The Devil Is Already Defeated! Tracy~ said...

Words from the Wise: Don't Mess With a Child of God! Be careful, Jesus loves His children and takes it personally. Why do you suppose the enemy, Satan, loves to attack the children of God? He certainly cannot attack (God directly) - he has (No Power)!! against God and he knows that he is subject to God's sovereignty. And he knows his most effective weapon is to strike at the very heart of God through attacks on his Children. Satan is defeated!
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Jesus gave us the play book for winning every battle. Our instructions are simple and go something like this, "You have heard it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you!
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Psalm 20:4-6King James Version (KJV) Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel. We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the Lord fulfil all thy petitions. Now know I that the Lord saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.
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Romans 12:14 King James Version. Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

◄ Matthew 5:11 ► King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
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If you are a (Christian), you are living for God, but if you are not a Christian, what you are really doing is dying for (Satan)! ~God Bless~

Anonymous said...

This sounds like something J. Lo's camp put out.

Anonymous said...

The show sucks...FOX should just cancel it.

Anonymous said...

I blame Nicki Minaj.

Anonymous said...

Two reasons American is sliding in the ratings:
1. The show has run it's course
2. Simon Cowell left the show

Cancel this show. Put the tapes in the vault and call it a day. The only people who really had any 'serious' talent from this show was Clay Aiken, Reuben Stoddard and Fantasia. I know, that's going way back during it's hey day.

Anonymous said...

Mariah cannot show her real personailty
1. she bored
2. shes frustrated because she wanted to work with some else she mention lenny kravitz and couple of other singers (SINGERS THAT THE PROBLEM)
3. I do not believe it a jealous thing
4. It because she thought they would get descent person or person with some singing talenet
5. she stuck in a contract and like she told them I will sue you if replace me in midseason
6. she to professional to walk out on a contract know matter of the working conditions
7. Even riahanna can hold a better note the JLO and Paula together
8. Rihanna is funny acceptable to mainstream media and audience she would have bought in more viewers
9. Mariah and Riahanna both are funny they personalities would have played off and each other better
10. SHE BORED AND FRUSTRASTED
11. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH A YOUNGER FEMALE
12. DOES ANY ONE HERE HER TALKING ABOUT KEITH
13. THEY RESPECT EACH OTHER
14. THEY BOTH TALK ABOUT HOW THEY WRITE
15. KEITH RESPECT HER WRITING ABILITY JUST AS MUCH AS MARIAH SINGING TALENT


Anonymous said...

mariah is a queen. she doesnt need to redeem herself with these issues.

Hood Celebs Need Jesus said...

The funny thing is, and I didn't think I'd ever admit it, but in my humble opinion this season of American Idol has turned out to be the most entertaining in many years, maybe even ever due to consistency of the Top Females. The Girls in the Top 10 were all incredible in their individual ways, and some more than others. But it was clear that it would be a "Ladies" year for the contestants. So the whole low ratings thing is just cause American Idol has over stayed it's welcome and it's time to shut it down.

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