While the ratings for American Idol’s Season Finale was up 21% from last season according to MSNBC.com, the previous nights performances of the two finalist were beat out by the Dancing with the Stars finale.
While many speculated that this season would not draw in big numbers because they didn’t have big names like Bristol Palin (REALLY? That’s the celebrity you use in this argument?) DWTS had it’s highest ratings for a season ever. The finale, where Hines Ward was crowned the new dancing champion (sorry Kirstie,) drew in 21 million viewers on Tuesday night while the final performances of Scotty and Lauren drew in 20 million.
The Idol finale brought in 29 million viewers, where Scotty McCreery was crowned the new American Idol (because he was the only one who could really sing.)