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Topic: The X Factor

Sweeping Changes in Store at Fox

Tuesday comedy block busted; Animation Domination gets ‘lively’

When the Knights of the Laptop begin to examine the fall broadcast schedule in earnest, expect a deluge of think pieces on how, after a seemingly robust return to form…

Broadcast’s Incredible Shrinking Thursday

Ratings continue to slide on a crucial night for advertisers

Movie studios looking to prime the pump for their weekend releases may want to start looking for an alternative to broadcast TV. At the risk of trafficking in hyperbole, the…

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…

Ford, Coca-Cola Return for Season 13 of American Idol

AT&T, veteran sponsor No. 3, drops the call

American Idol on Wednesday returns for its 13th cycle, and while two long-time sponsors will be on hand to get the party started, a third has left the fold. Ford and…

Mario Lopez’s Dog Has a Twitter Account

And he probably has more followers than you

Specs Who Mario Lopez Age 40 Accomplishments Host of Extra; NuvoTV’s Mario Lopez: One-on-One (new episodes return early 2014); Fox’s The X Factor (Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m.); and Premiere Radio’s ON…

More Tricks Than Treats: November Sweeps Begin on Halloween

Ratings predictably meager as HUT levels plummet

By a quirk of the calendar, this year’s November sweeps began on Halloween night and will end on the night before Thanksgiving. Bad news, good news. In kicking off on an evening…

Cory Monteith Tribute Lifts Glee, NBC Comedies Sink

No relief in sight for Peacock’s Thursday night lineup

A heartfelt tribute to the late Cory Monteith (Finn) helped rally legions of Gleeks, giving the Fox musical drama its highest rating in over a year. “The Quarterback,” an elegy co-written…

Ratings: More Slippage on Wednesday Night

Ironside wobbles to the brink of cancellation, Super Fun Night dims

Erosion continues to plague the Wednesday night broadcast lineup, as new shows and returning veterans once again suffered significant ratings reversals. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, every network series took a hit…

NBC’s Thursday Night Comedies Fall Flat

Middle-of-the-road approach may have backfired

Bob Greenblatt’s decision to steer the HMS Funnybones into the mainstream hasn’t prevented NBC’s Thursday night comedy lineup from sinking to the bottom. And while it’s too early to call…

Ironside Rolls to a Dead Stop; Super Fun Night Lifts ABC

Cop show is NBC’s all-time lowest-rated fall drama debut

ABC’s decision to mothball the Super Fun Night pilot seems to have paid off, as the replacement episode performed well on Wednesday night. The series premiere of the Rebel Wilson vehicle…

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