American Idol The Most Popular TV Show

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American idol bannerWhen it comes to what is the most viewed TV show American Idol is the show, as a matter of fact it is the most popular TV reality show ever produced. For this season more than one hundred thousand people audition for the right to be crowned America’s next idol and stand next to Taylor Hicks, Carrie Underwood, Fantasia, Ruben Studdard and Kelly Clarkson.

Last year American Idol was the most watched show on TV. But what makes it so popular? The reasons are many but can be summed up in two distinct categories.

First, we love to see people bomb out big time. For the sheer entertainment factor, there’s hardly something more exciting than watching someone who is sure they are the next Idol, face a healthy dose of reality. We all think, “Why didn’t someone, somewhere along the way, sit down with this person and tell them they didn’t have what it takes?” It is usually left up to the Idol judges and especially Simon Cowell to break the bad news to them. And even though Simon says some off the wall things, much of what she says, needs to be said.

It is also fun to watch the truly bizarre and every season on American Idol we get full exposure to the strange. We certainly wouldn’t vote for someone dressed as Apollo Creed, or that has their face painted, or appears to have invented some new strange dance as the next Idol, but we do find great …