‘American Idol’ 17 Top Five Performances Betting Odds

by James Murphy in Entertainment  / May 5, 2019

  • This is the 17th season for the long running reality show.
  • ‘American Idol’ was on Fox for the first 15 seasons, this is the show’s second season on ABC.
  • ‘American Idol’ Top 5 Performances air May 12 at 8:00 PM Eastern.

Down to the final five on American Idol after Sunday’s show. Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon and Laci Kaye Booth (what is it with these people with three names?) both ended up in the bottom two. The judges voted to save Booth to the astonishment of many in the show’s viewership. My thinking is that it was more than likely a matter of gender. The field was already a bit heavy on male contestants and this leaves three men and two women.

Two shows left in the season–on May 12, the top five perform and one will be eliminated. Here are the American Idol Top Five Performances episode betting odds:

‘AMERICAN IDOL’ SEASON 17 BETTING ODDS

TO WIN ‘AMERICAN IDOL’ SEASON 17

Laine Hardy                             +200
Alejandro Aranda +200
Madison VanDenburg +200
Laci Kaye Booth +500
Wade Cota +1000

WILL ABC RENEW ‘AMERICAN IDOL’ FOR THE 2019-2020 TV SEASON?

Yes                                      -350
No +300

‘AMERICAN IDOL’ SEASON 17 SUNDAY SHOW AVERAGE KEY DEMO RATING AS OF WEDNESDAY, MAY 15?

Over 1.3                                 -130
Under 1.3 +110

‘AMERICAN IDOL’ SEASON 17 SUNDAY SHOW AVERAGE VIEWERSHIP AS OF WEDNESDAY, MAY 15?

Over 7.4 Million                         -170
Under 7.4 Million +150

The previous two propositions will be graded using data from the TV Series Finale website.

‘AMERICAN IDOL’ SEASON 17 TOP FIVE PERFORMANCES BETTING ODDS

WILL LAINE HARDY ADVANCE TO THE FINAL FOUR?

Yes                                       -2000
No +1250

WILL ALEJANDRO ARANDA ADVANCE TO THE FINAL FOUR?

Yes                                       -2000
No +1250

WILL MADISON VANDENBURG ADVANCE TO THE FINAL FOUR?

Yes                                       -1500
No +750

WILL LACI KAYE BOOTH ADVANCE TO THE FINAL FOUR?

Yes                                       +600
No -750

WILL WADE COTA ADVANCE TO THE FINAL FOUR?

Yes                                       +750
No -1500

EPISODE 18 KEY DEMO (18-49) RATINGS

Over 1.25                                 -150
Under 1.25 +130

EPISODE 18 KEY DEMO (18-49) SHARE

Over 1.25                                 -150
Under 1.25 +130

EPISODE 18 TOTAL VIEWERS

Over 7.15 million                         -150
Under 7.15 million +130

EPISODE 18 RATINGS KEY DEMO SUNDAY RANKING

#1                                        -350
Any other rank +300

EPISODE 18 MAY 13 RATINGS KEY DEMO WEEKLY RANKING

#7 or higher                              -210
#8 or lower +180

The previous five TV ratings propositions will be graded using data reported at TV By The Numbers.


James Murphy

James Murphy is a preeminent authority on the international gambling industry and has made frequent appearances in the mainstream media including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Forbes, Entertainment Weekly, CNBC and NPR. He has previously worked as a radio and podcasting host where he broadcast to an international audience that depended on his expertise and advice. Murphy also serves as an odds making consultant for sports and ‘non-sport novelty bets’ covering the entertainment industry, politics, technology, financial markets and just about everything else.

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