April 25th, 2011
03:39 PM ET
There have been lots of changes for "American Idol" during its 10th season, including the show's ratings.
The New York Times reports that on average, ratings for the show have been averaging 25 million viewers, which is up one percent over where the competition show was last year.
"Idol" also has a 79 percent higher rating among 18-to- 49-year-old viewers than its closest competitor, the ABC comedy “Modern Family.”The trend so far is a reversal in the numbers game, as the show had been losing audience share since it peaked in 2006 with close to 36 million viewers tuning in to the season finale, according to Nielsen data.
One person who has been heralded for the show's uptick this year may be sticking around.
"Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez recently told E! News (and "Idol") host Ryan Seacrest that she is open to returning next year.
"Of course, of course," Lopez said. "Here's what the great thing about this moment [is] for me. There's tons of possibilities, and I'm open to whatever God has in store for me down the line. And whatever it is, I'm going to do my best."
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