It’s no secret American Idol has seen better days. Ratings have slipped to an all-time low, with viewership numbers seeming to decrease each week. The question remains though: Who’s to blame?
Many critics have cited the ongoing battle between judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey as one of the reasons. With anti-Nicki Facebook pages inspired by fuming Idol fans and ongoing Twitter battles underway, it’s clear that she’s a matter of discontent for many viewers.
Ever since the American Idol Season 12 premiere January 16th, Minaj has refused to give up the act. During the audition rounds, the feud between Carey and Minaj took over entertainment news. The media had a field day with the bickering divas, and viewers were turning in to watch the drama unfold between the two.