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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Charter plots next move. Gerwig lands plum role. Costas on DL.

    Charter plots next move. Gerwig lands plum role. Costas on DL.
    After the coffee. Before getting one of those Shia LaBeouf bags. The Skinny: I feel bad that I haven't been watching any of the Winter Olympics. Of course, I don't feel so bad that I'll tune in Wednesday night. Wednesday's headlines include Charter's...
  • 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,...
  • TV ratings: Beatles special impresses as Olympics rule

    TV ratings: Beatles special impresses as Olympics rule
    CBS aired a strong Fab Four 50th anniversary special as the Sochi Winter Olympics on NBC iced the broadcast competition Sunday night, according to preliminary numbers from Nielsen.  CBS' "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America" drew nearly 14...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Former Fremantle Exec David Ellender Launches L.A.-based Slingshot

    LONDON -- Former FremantleMedia topper David Ellender has launched Los Angeles-based television company Slingshot Global Media, which will focus on scripted shows for the U.S. and global market. Slingshot, which has been financed by private investment...
  • 'American Idol' recap: Rendering the 'final judgment'

    'American Idol' recap: Rendering the 'final judgment'
    As it kicked off its "final judgment" round on Thursday, a name that one contestant griped sounded alarmingly apocalyptic, "American Idol" showed a clip of Harry Connick Jr. lecturing the 48 contestants who'd made it to the solo round. "At the top of my...
  • 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,"...