“Idol” Ratings on Par; Cook Tops iTunes Charts; Disney Details
Despite a season-long ratings drop, last night's season-ending episode of American Idol kept pace with last season's finale as 31.7 million viewers tuned in to watch the final round of Archuleta vs. Cook. Meanwhile, David Cook is already enjoying his victory lap on iTunes where his first post-Idol single "The Time of My Life" has already rocketed to the number one position on their Top Songs list. Collective Soul have a debt to pay to Cook as their "The World I Know," the last song Cook performed on Tuesday night, is also charting. In other post-finale news, the details of the Jordin Sparks-endorsed DisneyWorld attraction "The American Idol Experience" have surfaced. Opening in January 2009, it will allow participants to perform in mock auditions, with each day's best singer winning a "Dream Ticket" that will allow them to audition for Idol without having to wait in lines.