Follow MediaCurves™:
Share This Story:
Send This Study to a Friend
Bookmark this page
Digg
Share on Facebook
LinkedIn

American Idol Viewers Rate Lee Dewyze Number One Among Male Performers Last Night


Viewers say Jermaine Sellers and Todrick Hall should be eliminated

Flemington, NJ, March 3, 2010 – A new national study conducted among 3,804 American Idol viewers revealed that viewers selected Lee Dewyze as the contestant who should advance to the next round of the competition based on his performance last night. 

The study was conducted during March 2-3, by HCD Research using its mediacurves.com website, to obtain American Idol viewers’ perceptions of which male contestants should be eliminated on Thursday’s results show. HCD Research is conducting a series of studies among a nationally representative sample of Americans, which parallel American Idol voting to determine the weekly winners based on a democratic, “one person, one vote” methodology.

The studies are being conducted in response to the controversy over the validity of the voting process that is currently used to select the weekly winners. The study results are compared to the actual results of the show each week. To view detailed results visit: www.mediacurves.com/americanidol/idoldemocracy

Lee Dewyze received 16.5% of the votes, indicating that viewers believe he should advance to the next round of the competition based on his performance. The contestants with the lowest percentage of votes were Jermaine Sellers, with 2.9% and Todrick Hall, with 4.3% of the votes. Based on the results of the study, Sellers and Hall are the two male contestants who should be eliminated on Thursday’s show.

Among the findings:

Respondents were asked to pick the one contestant that they thought should advance to the next round of the competition:

Contestant

% that voted for contestant to move on

Lee Dewyze

16.5%

Casey James

16.4%

Michael Lynche

14.5%

Alex Lambert

13.6%

Tim Urban

11.5%

Andrew Garcia

7.9%

John Park

6.2%

Aaron Kelly

6.1%

Todrick Hall

4.3%

Jermaine Sellers

2.9%

Editors/Reporters: For more information on the study, or to speak with Glenn Kessler, president and CEO, HCD Research, please contact Vince McGourty, HCD Research, at (908) 483-9121 or (vince.mcgourty@hcdi.net).  You can also receive updates from MediaCurves.com by following us on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/mediacurves and Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Flemington-NJ/MediaCurves/86691908820

HCD Research is a marketing and communications research company headquartered in Flemington, NJ.  The company's services include traditional and web-based research.  For additional information on HCD Research, access the company’s web site at www.hcdi.net or call HCD Research at 908-788-9393.  MediaCurves.com® (www.mediacurves.com) is a media measurement website that provides the media and general public with a venue to view Americans’ perceptions of popular and controversial media events and advertisements.

COMMENTS
Reply Send This Thread to a Friend

RE: American Idol 3-3-10
by Daniel (Anonymous User) on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 @ 5:49:28 PM (#5234)
That's exactly what your research predicted last week, when neither of them went home. "American Idol" is not a one-person, one-vote democracy, nor does the voting population of "American Idol" mirror the population of the United States. So you're conducting a survey that reflects... nothing, neither likely eliminations, nor the opinion of the "Idol" viewership.

I'm not saying that what you're doing is a total waste of time and a statistical fallacy, but what you're doing is a total waste of time and a statistical fallacy.

Plus, you're spamming entertainment sites with your specious findings...

-Daniel
Reply
RE: American Idol 3-3-10
by Joyce (Anonymous User) on Thursday, March 4, 2010 @ 9:35:42 AM (#5235)
Oh Daniel---get over it!!! It is not supposed to tell the absolute winner--it is not America voting!!!! It is very interesting.
Keep it up Media curves!!

Your fan,
Joyce
Reply
RE: American Idol 3-3-10
by Glenn Kessler, Pres. HCD Research (Anonymous User) on Thursday, March 4, 2010 @ 1:35:36 PM (#5237)
Thanks for your comments. Our Poll is conducted to contrast who would win if the criteria were based on majority of perceptions of viewers...rather than intensity of support.

If intensity of support were the norm in politics, Ron Paul may have run against Barack Obama rather than John McCain.

Like polling done in presidential elections we take a statistically valid sample. Gallup predicts the votes of 110 Million people with a sample of 1100.

We are measuring the likely preference of the majority of AI viewers based on a majority rules rather than a frequency of voting model.

In any case , thanks for your interest!
Reply
RE: American Idol 3-3-10
by Glenn Kessler, Pres. HCD Research (Anonymous User) on Thursday, March 4, 2010 @ 1:36:07 PM (#5238)
Thanks for your comments. Our Poll is conducted to contrast who would win if the criteria were based on majority of perceptions of viewers...rather than intensity of support.

If intensity of support were the norm in politics, Ron Paul may have run against Barack Obama rather than John McCain.

Like polling done in presidential elections we take a statistically valid sample. Gallup predicts the votes of 110 Million people with a sample of 1100.

We are measuring the likely preference of the majority of AI viewers based on a majority rules rather than a frequency of voting model.

In any case , thanks for your interest!
Reply
HDFFOCHZZEyCR
by Chouaib (Anonymous User) on Sunday, March 10, 2013 @ 8:14:11 AM (#8412)
WOW what an unexpected but dehfultigl combo of Nike shorts with heels! I ran cross country in high school and those Nike shorts were worn by all the girls in various colors, since they're stylish and comfortable.
Reply
sblgDymuhvMlN
by ylyjolc (Anonymous User) on Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 4:12:21 AM (#8438)
6iecx0 , [url=http://mfhqhtzerndd.com/]mfhqhtzerndd[/url], [link=http://puyrikjpniqd.com/]puyrikjpniqd[/link], http://ydsztwbqgflm.com/
Reply
RE: American Idol 3-3-10
by Ben at Mediacurves (Administrator #224968) on Thursday, March 4, 2010 @ 2:35:27 PM (#5239)
Dan,
Additionally, with regards to your remarks that our results are similar to last weeks findings: maybe our results from last week and this week are similar because our study has strong test-retest reliability, and the contestant's performance levels remained fairly consistent between weeks.

Thanks again for your interest in our research.
Ben
Reply
RE: American Idol 3-3-10
by Steve (Anonymous User) on Thursday, March 4, 2010 @ 4:14:56 PM (#5240)
Daniel, shut up. The survey is showing some useful info. If you don't get it, then don't read it.

Reply
RE: American Idol 3-3-10
by Ben (Anonymous User) on Thursday, March 4, 2010 @ 4:51:44 PM (#5242)
So... I happened upon this site through a fave of mine Votefortheworst.com and I intended to vote every week to see what "America" thought. I believe if this poll was more publicly advertised, the results would be different. And plus this study is still kinda how America would vote through the show: for their fave, not by voice. Now I'm not saying that they [America] doesn't vote based off of a combination of talent and likeability, I'm just saying the latter happens more, and then you get people who really don't deserve to be in a singing competition (I'm not gonna say which contestants but there are many).

I will continue to vote however because I'm interested in seeing who is in the top spot every week and to see who is always going to be in the bottom. =]
Reply
var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www."); document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E")); var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-4865898-2"); pageTracker._initData(); pageTracker._trackPageview();