Update: The ratings are in....

The premiere was its lowest-rated regular season premiere ever. Idol still had 17.8 million viewers watching but it was down 19 percent from last year’s opener which was the previous lowest rated record holder.

Idol will also not be the #1 watched show in its premiere week for the first time. On Tuesday NCIS had 22.9 million viewers.

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Season 12 of American Idol kicked off with auditions in NYC

The season started off with Nicki and Mariah going back and forth picking at each other

The pressure got to this guy...bubble guts

Albert Chang has no clue who anyone is or why he is even there

Then we met the TURBINATOR this dude is awesome

The tease for tomorrow night...Shocker...Mariah and Nicki are still fighting