American Idol (2002 - 2016)

AVERAGE TOMATOMETER

72%
86%

Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

AVERAGE AUDIENCE SCORE

50%

Series Info

The smash reality series showcases wannabe pop stars competing for a record deal by crooning for a panel of judges, including, most entertainingly, the acid-tongued Simon Cowell, who departed the show in 2010 after serving for nine seasons. The judges review a performer's talent (or lack thereof), and at-home viewers then vote for their favorite potential star. The show helped launch the careers of such artists as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Adam Lambert.

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Seasons

91%
Critics Consensus: After 15 seasons of turning aspiring singers into remarkable, household names, American Idol spectacularly ends its run as one of the most wildly iconic singing competitions in the nation.

2016, FOX, 23 episodes

80%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

2015, FOX, 30 episodes

78%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

2014, FOX, 23 episodes

33%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

2013, FOX, 37 episodes

88%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

2012, FOX, 40 episodes

67%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

2011, FOX, 39 episodes

60%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

2010, FOX, 43 episodes

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2009, FOX, 40 episodes

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2008, FOX, 42 episodes

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2007, FOX, 42 episodes

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2006, FOX, 40 episodes

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2005, FOX, 42 episodes

No Tomatometer score yet...

2004, FOX, 34 episodes

No Tomatometer score yet...

2003, FOX, 35 episodes

80%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

2002, FOX, 23 episodes

Cast

Kristin Holt
as Special Correspondent
Kristin Holt
as Special Correspondent
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