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J.LO’S REMARKS LEAVE FOX EXECS ON THE FLOOR

June 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

As if the controversy over the firing of Cheryl Cole from the upcoming X-Factor talent show weren’t enough bad publicity to deal with, Fox executives on Wednesday now faced the possibility of losing Jennifer Lopez on American Idol for next season. In an interview with BBC radio, the singer — who, with Steven Tyler, is […]

MCCREERY WINS BIG; SO DOES AMERICAN IDOL

May 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox’s season finale of American Idol Wednesday night averaged 28.16 million viewers. Here’s a run-down by half-hours: 8:00 p.m.: 22.95 million: 8:30 p.m.: 27.78 million; 9:00 p.m.: 30.63 million; 9:30 p.m. (in which the winner, 17-year-old Scotty McCreery, was crowned): 31.27 million. In addition, Fox announced earlier in the day that 122.4 million votes were […]

IDOL, SEASON FINALES TOPS ON THURSDAY

May 20, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The penultimate results episode of this season’s American Idol attracted 21.16 million viewers Thursday night. The Fox talent show easily outdistanced every other show in the Nielsen ratings for the night, but some season finales on CBS also drew impressive numbers. At 8:00 p.m., the season finale of The Big Bang Theory posted 11.12 million […]

IDOL JUDGES RESCUE OUSTED SINGER

March 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With a number of critics saying that the current crop of American Idol contestants includes some of the most talented performers ever to appear on the series, ratings for this week’s performance show on Wednesday and the results show on Thursday neared season highs. Wednesday’s two-hour show averaged 24 million viewers, peaking in the final […]

IDOL AGAIN STEAMROLLS EVERYTHING IN SIGHT

January 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It wasn’t just the curiosity factor that kept ratings for Fox’s American Idol up for its season debut last week. This week’s ratings looked mighty impressive, too. Wednesday’s two-hour audition episode attracted 25.2 million viewers, beating the combined viewership of all the other networks. The episode also secured the Idol judge Steven Tyler’s standing as […]

COWELL NO BIG LOSS AS IDOL LAUNCHES 10TH SEASON

January 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

American Idol launched its tenth season on Fox Wednesday night with 26.1 million viewers, down from 29.8 million for the premiere of Season 9, 30.4 million for Season 8, and 33.4 million for Season 7. In other words, it dropped no more this year than it has in recent years, despite the departure of Simon […]

IDOL: FIRST, JUDGES CHANGE; NOW, NIGHTS CHANGE

November 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Not only are Fox TV and the producers of American Idol juggling the judges on the talent contest, but they’re also juggling the nights — moving the performance shows to Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 19, and the results shows to Thursdays, beginning Jan 20. According to an announcement posted on the Idol website, the new season, […]

NO SURPRISES AT IDOL JUDGES ANNOUNCEMENT

September 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In an announcement that was considerably less unexpected than LeBron James’s revelation that he was forsaking the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat, the producers of American Idol said today that Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler will replace Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres as judges on American Idol. The webcast of the decision, presented by […]

NEW IDOL JUDGES TO BE ANNOUNCED ON WEDNESDAY

September 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In what some writers have suggested will be as forced, awkward and anticlimactic as one of those American Idol finales in which a seeming also-ran is crowned the winner, Fox TV is set to announce the names of the judging panel for next season on Wednesday. For weeks writers have indicated that it is all […]

IDOL HANG-UP: SCHEDULING PROBLEMS?

August 20, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Although it has been widely speculated that the producers of American Idol are withholding an announcement about replacements for Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres in order to encourage water-cooler discussions, returning producer Nigel Lythgoe maintains that actually talks have bogged down over the show’s demanding schedule. Appearing on Ryan Seacrest’s syndicated radio show, Lythgoe said […]

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