ABC’s revamped version of “American Idol” suffered yet another loss on Monday night as NBC’s “The Voice” prevailed in the head-to-head battle again! The loss to "The Voice," which has happened since the 2 shows have gone at it each Monday since March 12th, is raising eyebrows due to the show's high cost.
“The Voice” beat "American Idol" by by 28 percent on Monday. The gap between the 2 shows is growing week after week...Television critic Marc Berman wrote that “smaller than expected returns for this ABC reboot may not justify the high costs of producing it.”
This version of Idol has reportedly been the most expensive season yet. Shelling out bigtime checks to the stars and producers. According to the Wall Street Journal, the celebrity stars for the revived show are being paid 60 percent more than in previous seasons. Katy Perry is raking in a reported $25 million for the season, while host Ryan Seacrest and judge Luke Bryan are each making $12 million. Lionel Richie is being paid a reported $10 million for his participation...
Sources: Wall Street Journal, Fox News