Are viewers over "American Idol"?
Despite the show throwing big bucks at big-name judges, the season 12 premiere Wednesday night had 19 percent fewer viewers than the season 11 premiere.
Perhaps "Idol" has been replaced by some of the newer, flashier singing competition shows.
Or perhaps it was the Mariah Carey/Nicki Minaj feud that began during filming last year that turned viewers off. Either...