FOX's 'American Idol' Season 12

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Courtesy of CNN Dot Com

The Fox Network has announced that next year’s Season 15 of American Idol will be its last.  This show has seen major ratings success year after year including an 8 year run between 2003-2011 where American Idol was the number 1 ranked show on television.  However, considering the recent numbers, the programs viewership has dipped the past few years including an uncharacteristic 9 million viewers this year, which ranks the program the 20th most watched show.  Fox’s Empire starring Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard is the current top rated program on Fox right now.  All the judges from this past Season will be returning for the Finale Season including Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr and Ryan Seacrest as the host.

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