In the end, the prospect of watching the dueling divas battling it out at their judging tables did not result in the return of viewers who had abandoned American Idol last season. Quite the contrary, it would seem. According to Nielsen Research, the season premiere of the talent contest, which introduced new judges Niki Minaj, Mariah Carey and Keith Urban saw ratings plummet 19 percent from the comparable episode last year, which had seen its ratings plunge 21 percent. Wednesday night's telecast averaged 17.81 million, and while that figure represented the lowest season opener since the show's debut, it nevertheless was far and away the highest-rated show of the night. Its closest rival was CBS's Criminal Minds, which drew 12.53 million viewers in the 9:00 p.m. hour. (NBC didn't even try to compete -- instead airing a full slate of reruns that together averaged just 2.90 million viewers.
For their last gig of the year, The Libertines came back to their adopted hometown of Margate to finish off their latest tour.
Celebrating the birthday of David Bowie with his most legendary songs.
'No Turning Back' was released on this day (January 3rd) in 2003.
Sinead O'Connor made a triumphant return to the stage when she played to a sold-out crowd at Shepherd's Bush Empire.
Bastille rocked up at The Winter Gardens in Margate for their 'Doom Days Club Nights' tour, making sure they were playing in more unfamiliar towns...