• Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 11, 2002
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11 , 12 , 13
Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Monica Collins
    Jun 19, 2013
    88
    The show everybody will be talking about around the water cooler. [20 Jun 2002]
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jun 4, 2013
    83
    Idol is a shamefully addictive cross between Ed McMahon's old "Star Search" and Chuck Barris' hoary, whore-y "The $1.98 Beauty Show."
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Jun 13, 2014
    7
    This show actually used to be pretty good. The main problem with it now is that, all the good gudges have now left. I liked this show a lotThis show actually used to be pretty good. The main problem with it now is that, all the good gudges have now left. I liked this show a lot better with Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson. Now with these new judges it seems like the show has become very bad. If the old judges were to come back, I would have watched every minute, of every episode. Full Review »
  2. May 18, 2013
    0
    They might as well end the show after Season 12 of AI.
    Nicki Minaj, the untalented and horrifying judge ruined this show.
    0 for me, your
    They might as well end the show after Season 12 of AI.
    Nicki Minaj, the untalented and horrifying judge ruined this show.
    0 for me, your welcome producers, your show has turned to complete crap and racism.
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  3. May 8, 2013
    10
    It's an spectacular show i love it, the live perfomnances, the judges, all in this is great, see you will not lose soo much every seasonIt's an spectacular show i love it, the live perfomnances, the judges, all in this is great, see you will not lose soo much every season upgrades all of the production and all Full Review »