‘American Idol’ Returning for Second Season on ABC

Ryan Seacrest, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan
American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.

Just weeks before it crowns the next “American Idol,” ABC’s adaptation of the popular reality competition series can breath easy knowing it’ll be back for another round on America’s Network. On Friday, May 4, the alphabet officially greenlit the Ryan Seacrest hosted series for a second season, set to air during the 2018-2019 TV season. Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie are all signed on to return as judges.

During its debut season on ABC, “American Idol” has dominated its time period, emerging as Sunday’s highest-rated entertainment broadcast in the key Adults 18-49 demographic. The show is tops in Adults 18-34, across all key Women (W18-34, W18-49, W25-54) and Teens 12-17. For the season, and including delayed viewing, “Idol” has averaged 9.3 million viewers and a 2.1/8 in Adults 18-49. It is the most social primetime reality series of the year, according to Nielsen’s Social Content Ratings (01/01/2018 – 04/29/18)

“We knew that ‘American Idol’ on ABC would unleash an opportunity for singers from all walks of life to realize their dreams and that these incredible contestants would have America rooting for their success,” said Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, in announcing the renewal. “I am thrilled that Katy, Luke, Lionel and Ryan will be back to once again embark on this Idol journey with us to discover the next crop of inspiring talent.”

“‘American Idol’s’ return on ABC has shown once again that viewers love to discover and support raw talent,” said Trish Kinane, president of Entertainment Programming, FremantleMedia North America, executive producer and showrunner of “American Idol.” “Our new judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie have brought huge credibility, energy and fun to the show this year, and we are so excited to continue the journey with Ryan Seacrest at the helm in the search for the next superstar.”

Dennis Miller, executive chairman of CORE Media Group, added, “Our team is incredibly proud of the success we have had with ‘American Idol’ on ABC, and we are excited to search for more talent nationwide with a second season. We look forward to furthering our relationship with the network, our partners at FremantleMedia, Luke, Katy, Lionel, Ryan, and all those who audition to become the next American Idol as we continue to entertain fans with incredible performances week after week!”

“American Idol” airs Sundays at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC.

Total
1
Shares
Previous Article
Adain Bradley

'Riverdale' Actor Adain Bradley Joins 'The Bold and the Beautiful'

Next Article

Ratings Report for the Week of April 23-27, 2018

Related Posts

Read More

Brandon Barash Trades His Mob Role For A Stripper Pole!

It’s only been a few weeks since “General Hospital’s” Brandon Barash (Johnny Zacchara) announced that he was ending his six-year stint in daytime, and the actor already has a primetime role in the works: He’ll be playing a stripper on Fox’s crime comedy-drama, “Bones”!
Read More

‘GH’s’ Nicolas Bechtel Joins FOX’s ‘Red Band Society’; Find Out Who He’ll Be Playing!

Since joining the cast of ABC's "General Hospital" in the recurring role of Spencer Cassadine last year, 8-year-old Nicolas Bechtel has literally stolen the spotlight from some of the veteran cast with his one liners and spot on delivery. Will he do the same when he appears on FOX's newest comedy "Red Band Society" this fall? Earlier this week Bechtel tweeted, "Atlanta has been great. Working on @RedBandSociety was awesome. Almost time to head back to LA." Since then fans have wondered what role he'll end up playing on the Steven Spielberg executive produced series and Soap Opera Network has the scoop!
Read More

‘Friends’ Celebrates 20th Anniversary + The 5 ‘DAYS’ Stars Who Appeared on the Sitcom!

Exactly 20 years ago today, NBC premiered a sitcom about a circle of friends living in Manhattan. Little did the network know, “Friends” would skyrocket in ratings, becoming one of the most popular sitcoms in television history. The show made David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, Courtney Cox and Jennifer Aniston (real-life daughter of “Days of our Lives’” John Aniston [Victor Kiriakis]) household names. But do you remember The One (or rather five) “DAYS” stars that appeared on the Emmy-winning show? Soap Opera Network sure does, so read on for a super sudsy blast from the past!

Ad Blocker Detected!

Advertisements fund this website. Please disable your adblocking software or whitelist our website. Thank You!

How to disable? Refresh

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.