Despite the promise, fulfilled as we now know, of rampant diva-sity on this season of American Idol, ratings were down precipitously over last year’s season premiere. This can mean only one thing: Americans have found YouTube.

Full story at Billboard.biz:

American Idol returned Wednesday night, and Fast National returns give the veteran singing competition’s twelfth season premiere 17.81 million viewers and a 6.0 rating among adults 18-49 — losses of 19 percent from last January’s debut.

Click Here