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Fox Cancels The X Factor Simon Cowell series never really caught on

Simon Cowell’s latest attempt to salvage The X Factor has come to naught, as Fox on Friday said it has pulled the plug on the series.  Acknowledging the end of his…

February 8, 2014, 10:30 AM EST

The X Factor Stumbles Out of the Gate Record low ratings for Season 3 premiere

Fox has a black hole punched through the middle of its prime-time schedule, and if the Season 3 premiere of The X Factor is anything to go by, the void…

September 12, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

Pepsi, GM Bail on Fox's X Factor Honda, P&G sign on for season 3

After serving as the flagship sponsor of Fox’s The X Factor for its first two seasons—an agreement that included extensive integrations and interactive elements—Pepsi has passed on a third go-around…

September 6, 2013, 2:33 PM EDT

Nashville Hits a Sour Note in Week 2 ABC musical drama falls 29 percent in the dollar demo

A week after hitting all the high notes in its network television debut, ABC’s country music drama Nashville is singing a slower, sadder tune. According to Nielsen’s live-plus-same-day ratings data, Nashville…

October 18, 2012, 7:20 PM EDT

Simon Cowell Really Wants to Sell You These $300 Sony Headphones 'X Factor' judge endorses X Brand

Do you wear a lot of plaid, dance on top of cars, swim in your clothes, buy real records and hone the perfect bed head? Then does Simon Cowell have…

September 21, 2012, 1:49 PM EDT

'The Voice' Drowns Out 'The X Factor' NBC programming stunt takes a bite out of splashy Fox premiere

The season two premiere of Fox’s refurbished The X Factor didn’t quite have the impact the network was hoping for, as a bonus helping of NBC’s The Voice disrupted the…

September 13, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT

Oops!...Fox Did It Again Network bolsters schedule with Britney, Demi and Mindy

It was perhaps the worst kept secret in the business, but when Simon Cowell on Monday afternoon introduced Britney Spears as one of The X Factor’s new celebrity judges, the…

May 14, 2012, 8:57 PM EDT

'Idol' Hands Are the Devil’s Playthings Simon axes ‘X Factor’ stars Paula, Nicole and Steve

Producers of Fox’s freshman competition series The X Factor have cleaned house, cutting ties with judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger as well as host Steve Jones. Long rumored to be…

January 31, 2012, 10:52 PM EST

Despite Declines, ‘American Idol’ Remains Dominant Season 11 premiere draws a 7.4 in the demo

Season 11 of American Idol got off to a somewhat rocky start as the two-hour premiere failed to live up to last year’s debut. According to Nielsen live-plus-same day data, the…

January 19, 2012, 12:57 PM EST

Cowell's 'X Factor' Falls Short Ratings have been lower than expected, and it's costing Fox

Last summer, Fox readily shelled out $20 million to launch Simon Cowell’s new talent show, X Factor, in hopes of creating a flashier update of American Idol. But one month…

October 20, 2011, 11:28 AM EDT

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