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RATINGS FOR PAGEANT NOT OUT OF THIS UNIVERSE — BUT IMPROVED

December 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With Miss USA a stronger contender in Donald Trump’s Miss Universe Pageant — she eventually won — ratings for the annual event rose more than 15 percent from a year ago. The two-hour telecast on NBC drew 6.12 million viewers versus 5.3 million a year ago. But it was a contest of a different sort […]

COWELL WRESTLES WITH X FACTOR CRISES IN U.S. AND U.K.

December 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Simon Cowell is facing a series of crisis meetings concerning the underperformance of his The X Factor in both the U.S. and the U.K. Last Thursday’s episode on Fox attracted 7.66 million viewers. It had been down to as low as 6.24 million last month. In 2011, it had averaged 12 million viewers. (Several critics […]

IS SIMON COWELL THE REAL X FACTOR IN X FACTOR?

December 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Simon Cowell is reportedly preparing to return to the British version of The X Factor following the show’s plummeting ratings. Its weekend finale on ITV drew the fewest number of viewers for a finale in seven years — down 1.3 million viewers from a year ago. While it was once the most-watched show on British […]

VIEWERS GROWING WEARY OF OLDER TV HITS?

September 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ratings for the outgoing shows of the summer and incoming shows for the fall continued to show weakness this week. Particularly disappointing was the significant downturn of ratings for The X Factor, which, despite a major overhaul that included the addition of Britney Spears to the judging panel, came in well below the numbers for […]

REPORT: BRITNEY SPEARS TO BE NEXT X FACTOR JUDGE

April 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Simon Cowell is reportedly close to signing a $15-million deal with Britney Spears to become a judge on the next season of The X Factor. The irony of such a deal was not lost on Washington Post TV columnist Lisa de Moraes, who reported on the industry buzz this way: “Looks as though Britney Spears, […]

HAS ONE DIRECTION SIGNED WITH NICKELODEON? YES, SAYS NICK; NO SAYS ONE

March 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A member of the hot new British boy band One Direction has denied rumors that Nickelodeon channel has signed the group to a development deal days after the its first CD debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart. “There’s no sign of a TV show in the pipeline,” said 20-year-old Niall Horan. The […]

BRITISH X FACTOR BAND DEBUTS IN U.S. AT NO. 1

March 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A five-member “boy band” that was a third-place finisher on the British version of The X Factor has accomplished what no other British pop group has — not the Beatles, not the Rolling Stones, not Led Zeppelin, not Queen. One Direction has become the first British group to debut at No. 1 on Billboard‘s album […]

COWELL MAY SHUT DOWN THE X FACTOR

March 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Simon Cowell has indicated he will pull the plug on The X Factor if ratings do not improve next season. While he was referring to the longer-running British version of the show in an interview with today’s (Monday) London Daily Express, his words would also seem to be applicable to the U.S. version, whose ratings […]

REPORTS: BRITNEY, ADELE COURTED FOR X FACTOR

March 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Britney Spears has turned down an offer of $10 million a year to become a judge on Fox’s The X Factor next season but has indicated she’d accept $20 million, according to TheWrap.com, which cited a knowledgeable individual in Spears’s camp. The website said that Spears rejected the $10-million offer three weeks ago and is […]

COWELL LOOKING FOR A NEW “X” IN X FACTOR

February 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Seeming to acknowledge that there are only subtle differences among all the TV talent shows, including his own The X Factor, Simon Cowell said Wednesday that he plans to give the show a distinctive look next season. Speaking to reporters, Cowell, who produces the show and appears on the judging panel, remarked that he has […]

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