Fox picks up "The X Factor" for second season


FOX has already ordered a second round of The X Factor, it was announced by Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting. Over the course of the 20 hours that have so far aired, the show has become the No. 1 reality series on broadcast TV 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%.

Averaging more than 13 million viewers, The X Factor has upped FOX’s YOY  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 show, FOX is now No. 1 among Adults 18-49 on Thursday nights for the first time in the network’s history.

“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.”