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‘Idol’ by the numbers

A look at how the show has influenced sales, viewers, votes

KELLY CLARKSON
“Breakway”
Albums sold: 5.55 million
Weeks on chart: 99

KELLY CLARKSON
“Since U Been Gone”
Singles sold: 1.45 million
Weeks on chart: 99

CARRIE UNDERWOOD
“Some Hearts”
Albums sold: 3.56 million
Weeks on chart: 49

TAYLOR HICKS
“Do I Make You Proud”
Singles sold: 447,176
Weeks on chart: 20

CLAY AIKEN
“Measure of a Man”
Albums sold: 2.7 million
First-week sales: 613,000

AMERICAN IDOL 5 TOUR:
Gross: $14.6 million
Tickets sold: 265,000

TOTAL SHOW VOTES:
Season 3: 360 million
Season 4: 500 million
Season 5: 580 million

VIEWERS OF LAST YEAR’S SEASON FINALE:
36.3 million

COST FOR A COMMERCIAL DURING SHOW:
30 seconds: $705,000

MAY 12:
Official Taylor Hicks Day in Birmingham, Ala.

UNITS SOLD IN THE FIRST WEEK:
Compilation soundtrack featuring 12 finalists, “Season 5: Encores”: 154,000

COMPILATION SOUNDTRACKS FROM FIRST FOUR SEASONS:
Certified: Gold by the RIAA

KELLY CLARKSON AWARDS:
Female pop vocal performance, “Since U Been Gone,” and pop vocal album (2006 Grammys)
Favorite adult contemporary artist (2005 American Music Awards)

CARRIE UNDERWOOD AWARDS:
New female vocalist of the year and single record of the year, “Jesus, Take the Wheel” (2006 Academy of Country Music)
Female vocalist of the year (2006 Country Music Assn.)

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