“American Idol,” the singing competition show, drew the smallest audience to a season premiere since the program’s initial 2002 start.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Macquarie Group Ltd. sold a $200 million loan backing Apollo Global Management LLC’s 2011 buyout of CKX Inc., the owner of the television show “American Idol”, at the steepest discount on record.
Randy Jackson, the only judge to appear on Fox’s “American Idol” for each of its 12 years, said he will leave the pioneering talent show at season’s end.
News Corp., Rupert Murdoch’s media company, fell the most in almost three months after cutting its profit forecast because of declining ratings for shows such as “American Idol” and “X Factor.”
Kara DioGuardi is leaving as a judge on top-rated “American Idol” after two seasons, News Corp. ’s Fox said today.