Ryan Seacrest sent out a message at 8:43PM on Wednesday before American Idol started to his 3 million-plus Twitter followers. He wrote “Packed radio show tomorrow…got tonight’s voted-off idol lacey brown.” The problem is that American Idol fans did not know that Lacey was going to be voted off yet.
That episode was given a 6.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic which was one of the lowest among Idol’s regularly scheduled broadcasts. Was it because of Seacrest’s tweets? Possibly. [Variety]