November 03, 2011 09:13 AM by Lisa Princ
Last night on The X Factor the top 12 had their shot at impressing America. If you are loving this series, you will be thrilled to know that L.A. Reid, Nicole Scherzinger, Paula Abdul, and Simon Cowell will be back again next year! Fox has renewed the series for a second season! Read on for more…
Mike Darnell, president of Alternative Programming for Fox, announced yesterday that The X Factor will indeed return for a second season. Here is the official statement:
FOX has ordered a second season of unscripted series THE X FACTOR. “I am absolutely thrilled with the news,” said Simon Cowell. “I have loved making the show and I want to thank FOX, our sponsors and most importantly, the fans for supporting THE X FACTOR.”
“THE X FACTOR is a monumental success,” said Darnell. “It’s won every night it’s been on the air, the talent is phenomenal, the live shows are spectacular and picking it up is a complete no-brainer. Simon and his team have done an incredible job with the show, and I’m absolutely thrilled to bring back THE X FACTOR for another fantastic season.”
Over the course of the 20 hours that have aired, THE X FACTOR has emerged as the No. 1 reality series on broadcast television this fall and is outperforming returning hits like “Survivor” by +27%, “Dancing With the Stars” by +38%, “Amazing Race” by +47% and “The Biggest Loser” by +104%. In addition, THE X FACTOR is one of the top three new series and one of the top ten shows overall this season. Averaging more than 13 million viewers, THE X FACTOR has significantly improved FOX’s year-over-year time period performance on Wednesday and Thursday nights among total viewers by +78% and +38%, respectively, and among Adults 18-49 by +37% and +41%. Additionally, thanks to THE X FACTOR, FOX is now No. 1 among Adults 18-49 on Thursday nights for the first time in the network’s history.
Are you excited that The X Factor will return again next year? We are! Be sure to tune in tonight to find out who will be facing elimination after last night’s performances!
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