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Ratings: Ellen Gives Idol a Boost; Lost Takes a Dip

American Idol

Ellen DeGeneres' debut behind American Idol's judging table lifted the Fox hit's numbers as it remained Tuesday's most-watched program.

Idol
's first night of Hollywood Week drew 27.7 million viewers, climbing 12 percent in the adults-18-to-49 demographic from the previous week and 4 percent in total viewers from Season 8's first night of Hollywood Week. Placing second at 8/7c was NCIS (19.7 million viewers), which took a small dip. NBC's Biggest Loser struggled against the tough competition in the first hour, but improved greatly in its second... read more

Video: Ellen DeGeneres Arriving at American Idol's Judges Table

Ellen DeGeneres

After a month of guest judges, including Neil Patrick Harris and Kristin Chenoweth, Ellen DeGeneres permanently joins the judges table on American Idol

Ellen DeGeneres newest American Idol judge

In September, she announced that she'd be joining the hit Fox show, and said she'd be a great judge "because I've spent my whole life being judged. So I know what it's like."

DeGeneres on Idol: I'll be a good judge because I've always been judged

Still, it looks like all you need to do to get through to the live competition is tell Ellen you love her. Check out her debut in the clip below and offer your thoughts on Ellen being a judge:

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Stars in Waiting: Celebs Clamoring to Replace Cowell, Idol Creator Says

Simon Cowell

The producers of American Idol won't have to search long and hard to find Simon Cowell's replacement: Stars are already clamoring for the chance to sit in the not-yet-vacated seat, says Idol creator Simon Fuller.

Simon Cowell leaving Idol, launching X-Factor

"A day doesn't pass that I don't get a ...
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Ellen DeGeneres: Simon's Mean — And I'll Let Him Know It

Ellen Degeneres, Simon Cowell

Ellen DeGeneres is already passing judgment on someone on American IdolSimon Cowell.

"I think he's mean and I think he says things in an insensitive way and I don't think that's the way ...
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First Ellen DeGeneres Idol Pictures Released

American Idol - American Idol, Randy Jackson, Ellen Degeneres, Simon Cowell, Ryan Seacrest and Kara DioGuardi

Fox has released the first photos of an Idol-fied Ellen DeGeneres, and she looks like she couldn't be happier about her new gig.

Fox ordering three more seasons of Idol

In the group shot, the 51-year-old daytime talk host, who will fill the chair of departed American Idol judge Paula Abdul, strikes a pose ... read more

Fox Announces Idol Schedule

Ryan Seacrest

Are you ready for the post-Paula American Idol?

Simon Cowell will leave American Idol, his brother says

Fox announced that the ninth season, slated to begin Jan. 12 with a two-night premiere, will begin with auditions in Boston and Atlanta. Filling Abdul's chair during the auditions across the country are guest judges including ... read more

Kara DioGuardi Wants to Hang with Ellen Before Idol Returns

Kara DioGuardi and Ellen DeGeneres

American Idol comes back in January, and judge Kara DioGuardi says there is some important prep work necessary before Season 9 starts: bonding time!

DioGuardi said she plans on spending some quality time with... read more

Justin Guarini Talks About His Wedding, New Album and Ellen on Idol

Justin Guarini

 

American Idol first-season runner-up Justin Guarini is used to pressure.

He's performed on one of America's biggest stages on American Idol and deals with the demands of live TV on a regular basis as co-host of Idol Tonight and Idol Wrap for the TV Guide Network. This weekend, Guarini will face a very different kind of pressure when he walks down the aisle Saturday to marry girlfriend Reina Capodici.

Guarini, 30, talked to TVGuide.com about his upcoming nuptials, brushing off the thought of pre-wedding jitters. "The only thing I'm a little nervous about is... read more

DeGeneres on Idol: I'll Be a Good Judge Because I've Always Been Judged

Ellen Degeneres

American Idol contestants don't have to worry about Ellen DeGeneres being fair, she says.

"I'm going to be a great judge because I've spent my whole life being judged," DeGeneres says on an episode of her talk show scheduled to air Tuesday. "So I know what it's like."

Paula Abdul wishes Ellen DeGeneres "The best of luck!"

When DeGeneres took on the open spot vacated by Paula Abdul, she knew... read more

Paula Abdul Dresses as Ellen DeGeneres for Divas

Paula Abdul

Watch out, Ellen DeGeneres! It looks like Paula Abdul may be moving in on your job.

While hosting VH1's Divas Live on Thursday, Abdul boogied down the aisle of the Brooklyn Academy of Music dressed as DeGeneres, who is replacing Abdul on American Idol.

DeGeneres on Idol: "I Don't Want Anybody to Think That I Took Paula's Job Away"

Wearing a short blonde wig, black pantsuit and sneakers, Abdul did her best Ellen-esque dance taking ... read more

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