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American Idol Download Numbers

Hot off the press, besides Taylor Hicks’ win, are numbers on American Idol performance downloads, from AmericanIdol.com. According to Fox corp communications: “As of 9pm PST we’ve sold 160,641 downloads and we’re most likely going to hit 200,000 paid downloads by midnight – all this in just over a week”. This the company says outpaces ABC’s initiatives with iTunes, though I am not sure that is a valid comparison against the AId juggernaut.
Last week, AmericanIdol.com launched video and audio downloads for the Top 12 finalists this season…the clips cost $1.99 or audio files at $0.99.