American Idol (season 7)

American Idol (season 7)

The seventh season of American Idol, the annual reality show and singing competition, began on January 15, 2008 and concluded on May 21, 2008. Ryan Seacrest continued to host the show with Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson returning as judges. David Cook was announced the winner of the competition on May 21, 2008, defeating runner-up David Archuleta by a margin of roughly 12 million votes out of over 97 million, which was at that time the highest recorded vote total ever recorded in the show's history. The split was 56 percent to 44 percent.

The seventh season was the first season during which neither the winner nor the runner-up was ever in the bottom group during any week before the finale on May 21, 2008, with the second being the ninth season. It was also the second season during which both the winner and the runner-up were male contestants, with the second season being the first and the third being the eighth season.

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American Idol (season 7) - US Nielsen Ratings
... Season 7of AmericanIdol was the top show for the 2007-8 broadcast prime-time season. 27.665 million while the Wednesday episode averaged 26.843 million,taking the top 2 spots for the season ... network for the first time in its history,and gave it its fourth successive win in the 18/49 demo ...

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