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  • 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...
  • Has 'American Idol' Officially Entered Its Post-Phenom Phase?

    "American Idol," welcome to the next phase of your ratings life - the one in which you are no longer a red-hot phenomenon. "Survivor" survived it, going from national magazine covers to ambling along as another mere mortal among TV shows. Now the trick...
  • 'American Idol' recap: Season 13 kicks off with humor and talent

    'American Idol' recap: Season 13 kicks off with humor and talent
    "Life can change … in a heartbeat," "American Idol" reminded us Wednesday night as it kicked off a new season with a fresh batch of hopefuls, a greater focus on the positive (fewer prolonged looks at the cringe-inducingly untalented and delusional)...
  • CMA Awards lassos nearly 1.67-million tweets to top 'Walking Dead'

    CMA Awards lassos nearly 1.67-million tweets to top 'Walking Dead'
    ABC turned Twitter into a tailgate party last week. The 47th Annual CMA Awards, the kudos-fest honoring the year's top country music stars, was the most tweeted-about telecast of the week that ended Sunday, drawing nearly 1.67 million mentions on the...
  • TCA: Aging 'American Idol' undergoes more tweaking

    If the last season of "American Idol" proved to be an eyeball ping-pong experience while watching the animosity between judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey percolate, then the forthcoming season might come as a relief to the optical nerves. The latest...
  • Taylor Swift's 'Sweeter Than Fiction' shows fairy tales do come true

    Taylor Swift's 'Sweeter Than Fiction' shows fairy tales do come true
    Taylor Swift energetically paced the room of her West Hollywood hotel on a recent visit to Los Angeles. "I'm trying to outrun the jet lag," she said with a smile, looking far from ragged in her matching purple sweater and skirt. Before landing in L.A.,...
  • TV Review: Harry Connick Jr. Brings Fun Back to 'American Idol'

    Without declaring victory after just one night, Harry Connick Jr. has almost single-handedly brought a sense of fun back to "American Idol." Whether spoofing his lack of celebrity relative to Jennifer Lopez or clowning with Keith Urban, there's an easy...
  • TCA: Fox says it is getting out of pilot season

    Fox Broadcasting says it wants to reinvent the way it makes television shows. Specifically, it wants to do away with what is known as pilot season, a frantic period in the spring in which the broadcast networks order scores of scripts and then make...
  • TV ratings: 'Survivor' finale hits low in 27th season; NFL leads

    TV ratings: 'Survivor' finale hits low in 27th season; NFL leads
    Ratings for "Survivor's" finale Sunday hit a low, while the NFL led the night.   The last episode of "Survivor: Blood vs. Water," the 27th cycle in the reality series' run, drew 10.2 million viewers and a rating of 2.5 in the key 18-49 age demographic...
  • 'Wolverine,' 'Smurfs 2' top DVD and Blu-ray sales chart

    'Wolverine,' 'Smurfs 2' top DVD and Blu-ray sales chart
    A mutant comic book hero and a crew of little blue children's characters ruled the home video sales chart in their first weeks in release.  "The Wolverine," the sixth film in 20th Century Fox's "X-Men" franchise, was the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray...