TiVo Declares Phillip Phillips ‘American Idol’ Winner (Based On Viewing Data)

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Viewers will be tuning in tonight to find out whether Phillip Phillips or Jessica Sanchez will be declared “your” American Idol. While last night’s performances may have tipped everyone off to the likely winner, TiVo says their research shows that Phillip Phillips will win.

Using viewer data from last night’s performance, TiVo found that Phillips’ performances accounted for three of the top five most watched moments. Coming in at No. 1, 2 and 4, Phillips ultimately bested Sanchez’s performances, which came in at No. 3 and 5.

Additionally, TiVo reports that the there was a 12% increase from the second most watched moment and the first – meaning that Sanchez’s initial entry at No. 3 could be related to a substantial loss in votes.

Of course, Sanchez didn’t exactly have the best night last night – but she is in the finale for good reason – so one shouldn’t discount the ability of her fans to rally around her. That being said, TiVo’s data certainly throws an interesting wrench into television shows that use viewer voting.

Even though votes are typically only open for 2 hours following the final show, there is often a day’s wait before the results are announced. While taking advantage of viewers’ anticipation to know who the winner is, that delay also allows outside sources to do their own counting.

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Attempting to figure out American Idol outcomes is nothing new. In the early days of American Idol, people attempted to track the amount of busy phone lines to figure out who would be sent home that week. Their success often varied.

Now that TiVo is looking at their data to suggest outcomes, the amount of weight that this data holds certainly is interesting. Tracking actual television viewers (perhaps better than Nielson ratings), TiVo has raw data that may be just as accurate as the actual voting results.

Though it’s unlikely that TiVo will be picking winners for every series (the networks would make sure of that), the amount of information that TiVo receives from their viewers certainly has one wondering what else they know.

Here are the top 5 most watched moments (according to TiVo):

1.     Phillip Phillips singing “Home”

2.     Phillip Phillips rendition of “Stand by Me”

3.     Jessica Sanchez’s singing her original “Change Nothing”

4.     Phillip Phillips singing “Moving Out”

5.     Jessica Sanchez’s rendition of “The Prayer”

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American Idol finale airs tonight @8pm on Fox

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Source: TiVo

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  1. This is nothing but a popularity contest that has nothing to do with talent-if you look good you will win period never watching this bs again

    • So, both finalists are untalented?

    • Any of these shows have always been a popularity contest.

    • I agree!!!

  2. Jessica Sanchez should have won, she has the talent. Philips only has his guitar and looks. WGWG duh.. another wasted AI title. Not watching AI again. Not even a diehard fan. Haven’t even watch a full season until Jessica Sanchez came in the picture. Stopped watching a long time ago. Regret watching again this season if not for Jessica’s amazing performances. Scripted judges’ reactions/comments (some), rigged results. 132m votes Philip Philips, really? No wonder Simon Cowell decided to exit. He’s the only sane and principled one on AI. Goodluck and God bless to Philips and Jessica. It ‘s not your doing Philip why Jessica was robbed, it’s AIs foul mentality.

  3. Phillip has talent and is more of an entertainer than Jessica by far but neither of them were the best of the show.

    Colton, Skylar and Joshua were better and will likely have more success in music.

  4. I think Joshua should have been in the final two

  5. Why can’t Hollywood tap into TiVo to expand its measily 5000 households? It would give them a MUCH bigger pool of people to see what is being recorded.

  6. You know something there is some fantastic gifted performers on these shows, and the greatest danger with the these shows is the can easily destroy person as much ear mark their destiny for the best. I think these shows are insult and a disgrace, they take the person through so much, the mentors an the judges say to the performers Oh My your amazing, your wow, your great oh yes,,, your one to watch for the future,, and then not long later a few weeks in em sorry you have to go,, sorry i dident mean the words i said when i first saw you yeah i taught you were great but to be honest i have to make money and in this business it is about the money and it not about the money ,,,, deep down it is about the money,

    yeah we judges have a skill its called prasing the right money act,, – IT IS ABOUT THE MONEY AND ITS NOT ABOUT THE MONEY ,, IT IS ABOUT THE MONEY, IT NOT ABOUT THE MONEY,,

    SO THE RECORD COMPANIES DONT LIKE THE POWER OF THE INDIVIDUAL SONGWRITERS, AND BANDS , AND ACTS BYPASSING THE GREED OF COMPANIES TO CONTROL ARTISTS , AND THEIR EARNINGS THRUGH ONLINE INDEPENDENCE,, THE RECORD COMPANIES FIND A WHOLE HOST OF ARTISTS THROUGH THESE SHOWS TO MARKET AND CONTROL AND KEEP THE BIG BUCKS COMING TO FUND THEIR SAME OL SAME OL,,

    HERES THE WORD OUT DO IT YOURSELF, IGNORE THE BIG COMPANIES , YEAH THEY WILL HAVE THE DOLLARS, BUT YOU WONT HAVE THE FREEDOM, THE JOY OF YOUR OWN CREATIVITY TO PRODUCE, AND PROMOTE, AND SELL HAPPLY ,

    THEM SIMON COWELS FIGURES ARE NOT INTO THAT THEIR ALL ABOUT THE MONEY AND YOUR THEIR NICE LITTLE EARNER TILL SOME ONE ELSE COMES ALONG AND BECOMES ANOTHER SAME OL SAME OL SHOW …….. IS THIS ALL THEY CAN DO SIT, JUDGE, SIT JUDGE, SIT JUDGE, MONEY MONEY THE RATINGS THE MONEY ,, YEAH WE DONT NEET TO GET FOLK TO VOTE WE JUST GET THEM WATCH ,,

    WE ORDINARY FOLK HAVE TO FORCE THE BIG COMPANIES TO PLAY FAIR THE BIG COMPANIES ARE LOUSING ALLOT OF MONEY FROM INTERNET,, SO THESE SHOWS ARE LIKE BIG FACTORIES, THERE IS ALLOT OF MACHINES BUILDING AND CUTTING ,, RIGHT UP TO COMPLETION DAY,, AND THEN CONGRADULATIONS YOU ARE MODEL 219 OF THE NEW RANGE OF MUSIC STARS THAT WILL HAVE NUMBER 1 HIT WITH YOUR FIRST SONG ON THE 12 OF THE 9TH 2013, THEN YOU WILL HAVE A FEW MORE ON THESE DATES, AFTER THAT DATA FOR THE SIGNING OF PERIOD OF YOUR TIME IS NOT AVAILIBLE,, SO ENJOY THE ROBOTIC COMERICAL PROCESS OF OUR ORGANISING OUT PUT OF YOU MODEL 219 ……..

  7. THERE HAS TO BE ANOTHER WAY TO PROMOTE OTHER THAN COMPETITION SHOWS LIKE THIS,, THERE HAS TO BE A WHOLE NEW WAY, THIS CANT GO ON FOREVER, THERE HAS TO BE A MORE HUMAN ORGANIC APPROACH TO TALENT. THESE SHOWS SEEM TO CHEAPEN EVERYTHING, AND GET VERY TALENTED PEOPLES HOPES UP, THEY PLAY WITH FEELINGS, ITS AS IF LIKE SHINING AN OPERATING LIGHT DOWN INTO THE BODY UNDER A COUPLE OF SURGEONS,, NO ROOM FOR THE LIGHT OF THE SOUL, JUST THIS HARSH INSTANT DEMAND OF THE PERFORMERS SENSES,, WHAT INDEED HAVE WE TURNED SUCH A BEAUTIFUL GIFT OF MUSIC IN ALL ITS BEAUTY INTO SOMETHING THAT CAN BE CHURNED LIKE A DAIRY,, MUSIC NEEDS NO FLASH OF STAGE LIGHT, NOR THE GROSE SPECIALISATION OF HOLLOW JUDGES IN SELF APPOINTED ROLES,, THEY SPEAK WORDS OF COTTON CANDY THAT DISOLVE BEFORE THE EYES OF THE PERFORMER,, THERE HAS TO BE A NEW FRESH APPROACH TO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY,, NOT THIS CONSTANT TV SAME OL SAME OL SHOWS ,, SOMETHING NEW FAIR REAL,, NOT DESTRUCTIVE, SELFISH AND MONEY BASED ALL THE TIME ,,,, !

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