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  • Fox’s ‘American Idol’ Draws Fewest Viewers Since 2002

    “American Idol,” the singing competition show, drew the smallest audience to a season premiere since the program’s initial 2002 start.

  • Fox Opts Out of Network TV’s Traditional Pilot Season

    Rupert Murdoch’s Fox broadcast network will move to year-round development of television series, skipping the traditional pilot season in an approach that more closely resembles cable TV’s process.

  • Fox’s Reilly Named Entertainment Chairman by News Corp

    Kevin Reilly, the entertainment programming chief at News Corp.’s Fox Broadcasting, has been named chairman of entertainment of the television network unit.

  • News Corp. Shakes Up Fox’s TV Schedule With Nine Shows

    News Corp.’s Fox Broadcasting unveiled nine prime-time programs for the 2013-2014 season, shaking up a schedule that has fallen into second place among key viewers after once dominating the ratings.

  • News Corp.’s Fox to Add Late-Night Animated Shows as ‘Simpsons’ Turns 23

    News Corp.’s Fox Broadcasting Co., home to “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy,” is creating a Saturday night animation lineup that will go against NBC’s long- running “Saturday Night Live.”

  • Fox Network Looks for Life Beyond American Idol, 24

    By Ronald Grover May 13 (Bloomberg Businessweek) -- Kevin Reilly, Fox Broadcasting's entertainment president, is racing to find new shows. His worry is that the network's buoyant ratings could sink once Simon Cowell, the caustic talent judge and star of American Idol, leaves the successful singing competition this month after nine seasons. The Fox programming chief wants to remake a network that has relied on Idol, hour-long dramas, and cartoon comedies to lead in the crucial 18-to-49-year-old viewer category for almost six years. In addition to Cowell's exit from Idol, TV's most watched show, Fox is losing Kiefer Sutherland and his popular thriller, 24. The network needs fresh fare, especially because 18-to-49 ratings for both Idol and a medical drama, House, are slumping. Reilly, 47, insists he welcomes the challenge. "It's a high-class problem to have," he says. "The shows are still very

  • News Corp.’s Fox Is Giving Low-Rated Comedies More Time

    News Corp.’s Fox broadcast network is sticking with the low-rated new comedies “Ben and Kate” and “The Mindy Project” to give the shows more time to attract audiences.

  • Fox Retools ‘Idol’ in Bid for Second Resurrection of Show

    “American Idol,” Fox TV’s aging ratings powerhouse, will undergo a “creative reinvigoration” next season that will determine whether the show’s almost nine- year run as the most-watched series comes to an end.

  • Mariah Carey Joins Fox’s ‘American Idol’

    Fox’s “American Idol,” one of the most-watched U.S. television shows, added pop singer Mariah Carey as a judge for the series’ 12th season, following the departures of Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez this month.

  • Chevy Chase Gets Second Chance With Networks’ DVR Fridays

    Major TV networks are moving little- watched shows with big DVR audiences to Fridays, testing whether the technology can help programs like “Community” make it on a night with few viewers.

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