J.Lo is on a tear! Not only did her hit single "On the Floor" just dethrone Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" to become the #1 most downloaded song on ITunes, but now Deadline.com is reporting that Thursday night's episode of American Idol — which narrowed the field from 24 contestants to the final 13 — drew a whopping 25.3 million viewers, up 30% from the comparable night last year!
"We have to pinch ourselves sometimes; I don't think anybody expected it to go as well as it has," said Preston Beckman, FOX's Executive Vice President of Program Planning and Research. The news of a major ratings uptick for Idol is surprising, especially since many expected the show to plummet in the ratings without fan favorite Simon Cowell judging the new season. Apparently, everyone underestimated the power of La Lopez!