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Is 'American Idol' Doomed?

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 14: (L-R) Musician Keith Urban, singer Jennifer Lopez, host Ryan Seacrest and singer Harry Connick Jr. arrive at the premiere of Fox's 'American Idol Xlll' at UCLA's Royce Hall on January 14, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) | Kevin Winter via Getty Images

"American Idol" returned Wednesday night to once again post its lowest premiere rating ever. The 13th season of Fox’s veteran reality series delivered 15 million viewers and a 4.6 adults 18-49 rating, down 23 percent from last year — even though new judge Harry Connick Jr. is getting glowing reviews from critics and fans.

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