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AMAZING! BRITNEY MAY BE OUT AS X FACTOR JUDGE

December 28, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Simon Cowell has reportedly concluded that he miscalculated when he added Britney Spears to the judging panel on The X Factor for a reported $15 million per season. A week after the show’s second season closed with disappointing ratings, Us Weekly has quoted an insider as saying, “Britney will get the boot. … Producers wanted […]

DANCE FINALE ATTRACTS 49 PERCENT OF UK TV AUDIENCE

December 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Strictly Come Dancing, the long-running British TV series that spawned America’s Dancing with the Stars, averaged 12.4 million viewers for its season finale Saturday night — peaking at 14 million. The figure represented 49 percent of the British TV audience in a country whose population is 20 percent the size of the U.S. (60 million […]

X FACTOR FINALE SCORES STRONG RATINGS

December 21, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

The season finale of Fox’s The X Factor drew 9.6 million viewers Thursday night and finished at No. 1 among the 18-49 age group, down only slightly from last year’s overnight figures. The winner turned out to be Tate Stevens, a likable country singer who had made a living laying asphalt and who, unlike most […]

BRITNEY TO JOIN JUDGES ON X FACTOR

May 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Britney Spears has signed a one-year, $15-million contract to join the judging panel on Simon Cowell’s The X Factor, E! News reported on Wednesday citing an unnamed source close to the star. “The contract is signed,” the source told the entertainment cable/online entertainment outlet. “There’s been a lot of back and forth over the past […]

X FACTOR SENDS PROFITS OF PRODUCER SOARING

March 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

While there has been a good amount of handwringing recently over the failure of the U.S. version of Simon Cowell’s The X Factor to generate the kind of over-the-top ratings that American Idol has enjoyed, there was no doubt nothing but cheers on Monday at Fremantle Media, which co-produces the show with Cowell’s Syco Productions. […]

X FACTOR CLOSING WITH BIG — BUT NOT GREAT — NUMBERS

December 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Its numbers were only a fraction of those for a finale of American Idol, but the final performance episode of The X Factor‘s first season attracted 10.5 million viewers in its first hour Wednesday night and 12.3 million in its second, winning the night for Fox. Everything else on network television looked mostly unimpressive. NBC […]

X FACTOR HELPS GIVE FOX WIN IN NOVEMBER SWEEPS

November 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It may not have lived up to expectations — particularly Simon Cowell’s expectations — but The X Factor was being credited with helping to lift Fox’s ratings among the key demographic group of 18-49 year-olds 15 percent above last November and giving the network a win in that category in the November sweeps period. It […]

X FACTOR DRAWS SMALLEST AUDIENCE TO DATE

October 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Ordinarily Fox TV waits until after its coverage of post-season baseball before introducing its fall lineup, since the baseball coverage tends to disrupt viewer habits. It may regret not having followed that strategy in the case of Simon Cowell’s The X Factor, whose ratings plummeted when a rained-out game forced it to move to Sunday […]

X FACTOR: AUDIENCES PREFER THE ORIGINAL

September 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Like the series premiere on Wednesday, the second night of Simon Cowell’s The X Factor produced good ratings for Fox on Thursday, but they were well below the network’s — and TV columnists’ — expectations and about half of those for American Idol. For the first 90 minutes of the two-hour telecast, they failed to […]

COWELL’S X FACTOR DEBUTS: IT’S NO IDOL

September 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The debut of Simon Cowell’s The X Factor on Fox Wednesday night attracted an average of 12.14 million viewers. That was good enough to win the first hour at 8:00 p.m. and to rank second in the second hour with 12.56 million viewers. (It was beaten in that hour by ABC’s Modern Family, which registered […]

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