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SIMON COWELL SAYS FOX CANNED X FACTOR STARS

February 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The decision to remove two judges and the host of the U.S. version of The X Factor was made by executives of the Fox network, Simon Cowell, the show’s co-producer and a judge himself on the show, told the syndicated Extra on Tuesday. “It was fairly straight what [the network] wanted, and we were told […]

COWELL XES OUT X FACTOR JUDGES, HOST (Update)

January 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With writers referring to Monday night’s X Factor shakeup variously as a bloodbath, an X-orcism, an implosion, and a massacre, Simon Cowell has fired the host, Steve Jones, and two of his The X Factor judges, Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. Abdul released a statement through her press agent confirming that she had been axed […]

PRODUCERS LOOKING FOR X FACTOR FOR THE X FACTOR

January 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The head of the company that produces Fox’s The X Factor has acknowledged that the show did not achieve Simon Cowell’s goal of reach 20 million viewers because “it wasn’t different enough.” FremantleMedia North America President Cecile Frot-Coutaz told a panel at the NATPE convention in Miami that she plans to meet with Cowell in […]

COWELL: 2011 “WAS THE YEAR MY EGO WAS PUT IN CHECK”

January 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Simon Cowell has told the British tabloid The Sun that his overwhelming success with American Idol in the U.S. and Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor in the U.K. in 2010, left him “a bit too cocky.” When he decided to launch an American version of The X Factor, he predicted that it would […]

FOX DROPS RESULTS SHOW FROM SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE

January 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox may have concluded that it is overloaded with talent shows. On Monday, Nigel Lythgoe, the producer/judge on So You Think You Can Dance revealed that Fox had canceled the separate weekly results show, making it necessary for him to combine the separate performance and results episodes. “I’m certainly not mad at Fox — they […]

ANALYST: HYPE DOESN’T HELP LOUSY TV SHOWS

December 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Appraising the new shows of 2011-12 at midseason, veteran media analyst Brad Adgate of Horizon Media has found that some of the shows that were the most heavily hyped prior to their debut flopped while other little-noticed entries became hits. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Adgate singled out NBC’s The Playboy Club […]

X FACTOR FINALE: IT WAS NO AMERICAN IDOL

December 23, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Rival networks probably concluded months ago that Thursday night’s season finale of The X Factor would attract a huge audience, and they therefore programmed mostly reruns opposite it. But that was when producer/judge Simon Cowell was predicting that regular episodes of the talent show would attract 20 million viewers or more and when Fox was […]

CBS BECOMES THE NEW “MUST SEE TV” ON THURSDAYS

December 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

As far as the Nielsen ratings go, CBS’s Thursday-night comedy lineup clearly has become the equivalent of what NBC used to call Must See TV for the same night. And its 10:00 drama The Mentalist is the equivalent of NBC’s onetime powerhouse ER. Rarely, since NBC’s glory days, has a network dominated on a single […]

REPORT: COWELL TO RETURN TO U.K. TALENT SHOW

November 30, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Simon Cowell, who left the British version of America’s Got Talent (Britain’s Got Talent) to focus his energy on the launch of The X Factor in the U.S., will return to the show next year, the London Daily Mirror reported today (Wednesday), citing a source at ITV, the commercial broadcaster. Ratings for both BGT and […]

THANKSGIVING KNOCKS STUFFING OUT OF RATINGS

November 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The night before Thanksgiving usually attracts some of the lowest midweek ratings of the entire regular season, and Wednesday was no exception. ABC’s Modern Family, the network’s highest-rated scripted show, lost 20 percent of its audience, a season low. (With 12.6 million viewers, however, it remained the top-rated show of the night and also gave […]

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