Idle Ratings

Viewership for "American Idol" continues to decline as the season finale approaches.

The 21.8 million people who watched the competition May 13th made up the show’s smallest Tuesday audience in more than five years.

Viewership increased the next night but it was the smallest Wednesday audience in three years, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Another one-time big event, the finale of a "Survivor" season on CBS, was seen by 13 million viewers and didn’t crack Nielsen’s Top 10.