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  • International Exec You Should Know: Keith Hindle

    FremantleMedia is a major player in the television biz -- producing and distributing such global franchises as "X Factor," "Got Talent" and "Idol." But increasingly its focus is shifting to new media, putting the spotlight on Keith Hindle, CEO of...
  • CBS gets Thursday football. NBC yanks Michael J. Fox.

    CBS gets Thursday football. NBC yanks Michael J. Fox.
    After the coffee. Before getting ready for baseball season. The Skinny: My morning ritual of doing this column while listening to the Dan Patrick show has been disrupted because Patrick is off covering the Olympics for NBC. The guest hosts don't do...
  • TV ratings: 'American Idol' rises; 'Criminal Minds' returns big

    TV ratings: 'American Idol' rises; 'Criminal Minds' returns big
    "American Idol" kicked off its Hollywood stint Wednesday night to higher viewership and its first week-to-week gain among key young adults this season.  "Idol," now in its 13th season, drew 13.3 million viewers overall, up 7% from last week's episode,...
  • Fox Set To Take 'Cosmos' Around The World In Ambitious Global Launch

    21st Century Fox is taking the universe and selling it around the globe. After launching the ambitious "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" on its Fox broadcast network and Nat Geo cable outlet in the U.S., on March 9 and March 10, respectively, the media...
  • Sputtering 'X-Factor' and weak films crimp Fox's profit

    Sputtering 'X-Factor' and weak films crimp Fox's profit
    Media company 21st Century Fox's fiscal second-quarter profit was sliced in half, largely because big-ticket feature films landed with a thud at the box office and the broadcast network continues its uphill slog. Fox's television show "X-Factor" with...
  • FremantleMedia North America Makes David Luner its Main Brand Man (EXCLUSIVE)

    After helping raise the profile of shows like "American Idol" and "The X Factor," David Luner has been promoted to president, brand partnerships and franchise management at FremantleMedia North America. The longtime exec oversees all of FMNA's...
  • 21st Century Fox second-quarter profit falls 12%

    Media company 21st Century Fox's fiscal second-quarter profit dropped 12%, largely because big-ticket feature films landed with a thud at the box office and singing competitions on the Fox TV network have been hitting sour notes. Fox's once-formidable...
  • Simon Cowell Rejoins U.K. Version of 'The X Factor'

    BERLIN -- Simon Cowell is to return as a judge to the British version of "The X Factor," which airs on ITV. Cowell left the series in 2010 when he launched the U.S. version of the show, which airs on Fox. Since his departure the U.K. show's ratings have...
  • Fox cancels 'The X Factor' after three seasons

    Fox cancels 'The X Factor' after three seasons
    Fox has X'd out "The X Factor." Once hyped as the next "American Idol," Fox has canceled the "The X Factor" after three seasons of shuffling judges and low ratings for the musical talent show. Simon Cowell, who left "American Idol" for "The X Factor,"...
  • Fox Cancels 'The X Factor' After Three Seasons

    Fox is pulling the plug on "The X Factor," after the singing competition failed to gain a substantial Stateside audience despite the format's success overseas. "American Idol" creator and judge alum Simon Cowell ushered the unscripted program to the U.S....
  • 'The X Factor' canceled by FOX, Simon Cowell returning to U.K. show

     
    FOX has canceled "The X Factor" after three seasons, and its creator Simon Cowell is headed home to the U.K....