You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Fox renews ‘X Factor’

Series is top new reality show of fall

Fox has picked up its new reality series “The X Factor” for a second season.

“X Factor” has been a ratings success for the net, though not to the extent that many thought the Simon Cowell-fueled series could be. Announcement was made Wednesday by Fox reality topper Mike Darnell.

Skein airs Wednesday and Thursday and is averaging 13 million viewers over the two nights. In the 18-49 demo, “X Factor” is averaging a 4.7 rating/13 share and has given Fox, which airs only two hours of primetime most nights, a demo victory on Thursdays.

Most episodes since the Sept. 21 premiere have been running two hours in length, but this week’s Thursday’s telecast will shift back to one hour to make room for the season premiere of “Bones.”

Fox has been forced to reschedule “The X Factor” a few times due to the baseball postseason. Following a rain out of one playoff game, the network shifted “The X Factor” and ended up running an episode on a Sunday.

Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and L.A. Reid, along with Cowell, are mentors to those contestants competing for first place in the show’s singing competition.

Series was created by Cowell’s Syco Television shingle, which produces with FremantleMedia North America.

More TV

  • Jon Stewart Helps Rescue Goats That

    Jon Stewart Helps Rescue Goats That Captured New York's Attention

    Fox has picked up its new reality series “The X Factor” for a second season. “X Factor” has been a ratings success for the net, though not to the extent that many thought the Simon Cowell-fueled series could be. Announcement was made Wednesday by Fox reality topper Mike Darnell. Skein airs Wednesday and Thursday and […]

  • Logic MTV VMAs

    VMAs 2018: Logic Wears 'F--- the Wall' Shirt in Bold Statement on Immigration

    Fox has picked up its new reality series “The X Factor” for a second season. “X Factor” has been a ratings success for the net, though not to the extent that many thought the Simon Cowell-fueled series could be. Announcement was made Wednesday by Fox reality topper Mike Darnell. Skein airs Wednesday and Thursday and […]

  • Jessica Alba

    SAG-AFTRA Tells Members Not to Work for Jessica Alba's The Honest Company

    Fox has picked up its new reality series “The X Factor” for a second season. “X Factor” has been a ratings success for the net, though not to the extent that many thought the Simon Cowell-fueled series could be. Announcement was made Wednesday by Fox reality topper Mike Darnell. Skein airs Wednesday and Thursday and […]

  • MTV VMAs

    MTV Video Music Awards: Winners List

    Fox has picked up its new reality series “The X Factor” for a second season. “X Factor” has been a ratings success for the net, though not to the extent that many thought the Simon Cowell-fueled series could be. Announcement was made Wednesday by Fox reality topper Mike Darnell. Skein airs Wednesday and Thursday and […]

  • Jodie Whittaker Doctor Who

    TV News Roundup: BBC Announces 'Doctor Who' Season 11 Writers, Directors

    Fox has picked up its new reality series “The X Factor” for a second season. “X Factor” has been a ratings success for the net, though not to the extent that many thought the Simon Cowell-fueled series could be. Announcement was made Wednesday by Fox reality topper Mike Darnell. Skein airs Wednesday and Thursday and […]

  • Miriam Nelson Dead: Hollywood Choreographer Was

    Hollywood Choreographer Miriam Nelson Dies at 98

    Fox has picked up its new reality series “The X Factor” for a second season. “X Factor” has been a ratings success for the net, though not to the extent that many thought the Simon Cowell-fueled series could be. Announcement was made Wednesday by Fox reality topper Mike Darnell. Skein airs Wednesday and Thursday and […]

  • MTV VMAs

    How to Watch MTV Video Music Awards Online

    Fox has picked up its new reality series “The X Factor” for a second season. “X Factor” has been a ratings success for the net, though not to the extent that many thought the Simon Cowell-fueled series could be. Announcement was made Wednesday by Fox reality topper Mike Darnell. Skein airs Wednesday and Thursday and […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content