Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
 

DS Forums

 
 

ITV set to renew X Factor Deal!


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 29-06-2013, 01:47
Barry_Clarke
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,281

Simon Cowell is on the verge of agreeing a new X Factor deal with ITV.

The next series was rumoured to be the last ever, but channel boss Adam Crozier said: “It is going to be around for quite some time.

“It remains a very important programme for ITV.”

But he admitted: “We’ve got to make sure we improve it and get it right.

“Funnily enough, we did the same with I’m A *Celebrity, which dipped a little bit two years ago, and it has been back stronger than ever.

"It is perfectly possible to do it. All these shows need a bit of love and attention and for things to change to keep people interested.”

Check out all the latest News, Sport & Celeb gossip at Mirror.co.uk http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/s...#ixzz2XYe8v1Rf
Follow us: @DailyMirror on Twitter | DailyMirror on Facebook
Barry_Clarke is online now   Reply With Quote
Please sign in or register to remove this advertisement.
Old 29-06-2013, 02:04
Soppyfan
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: My DJ Studio
Posts: 22,147
Yeah right they wanna improve it...I highly doubt that!
Soppyfan is online now Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 29-06-2013, 02:05
C14E
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 29,972
Yeah right they wanna improve it...I highly doubt that!
You think they want to make it worse?
C14E is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 29-06-2013, 04:32
John_Lochery
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 670
Not surprised coz its still gets high viewing figures and front page in the papers. One thing though -

PLEASE PLEASE PLEEEEEEEASE GET RID OF LOUIS!!!!!!! Seriously 10 yrs is enough he needs to be axed finally!!!!!!
John_Lochery is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-06-2013, 05:32
SpencerLevey
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,491
No surprise it's still one of the highest rated reality shows.
SpencerLevey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-06-2013, 09:15
Patti-Ann
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 11,978
The success of any one year depends on the acts they get.

For me, Series 4 only had one stand out act - Rhydian.

Series 5 had several and is one of the best series yet

2011 was spoilt, first by eliminating four acts in week 1, then keeping the dreadful Frankie, and allowing Amelia to leapfrog back in
Patti-Ann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-06-2013, 10:59
Cyril_Sneer
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,942
I think any deal will see it moving in the schedule and depend on Simon coming back.

If he does and it bombs then thats the end, but at the moment ITV dont seem to have anything else to put in its place that gets that many viewers and brings in that much money.

I would guess this is Louis' last year. I think Sharon is there because she is someone they can use to make controversial decisions like they do with Louis. So i think theres a bit of a transistion going on - the newer ones like Gary or Nicole aren't going to allow themselves to have reputation risked - they are just worth too much money and don't need the problems.
Cyril_Sneer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-06-2013, 17:32
Hassaan13
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 15,950
The success of any one year depends on the acts they get.
Series 6 & 8 stood out for me for the most talented acts. But as far as quality goes, series 6 was fine, series 8 was ruined by that silly twist and Gary making Frankie out to be better than he was. Also, there were no proper 'characters' (e.g, back in series 6 there was Jedward, Danyl, Olly, Jamie, Joe & Lloyd who were known amongst audiences and among those who people were rooting for).
Hassaan13 is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 29-06-2013, 18:01
BRITLAND
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 1,741
I think any deal will see it moving in the schedule and depend on Simon coming back.

If he does and it bombs then thats the end, but at the moment ITV dont seem to have anything else to put in its place that gets that many viewers and brings in that much money.

I would guess this is Louis' last year. I think Sharon is there because she is someone they can use to make controversial decisions like they do with Louis. So i think theres a bit of a transistion going on - the newer ones like Gary or Nicole aren't going to allow themselves to have reputation risked - they are just worth too much money and don't need the problems.
I'd like them to not have singers on the panel for a year have Simon, Sharron, Louis & Pete Waterman, nice to try out
BRITLAND is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-06-2013, 14:49
Ray_Smith
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1,328
If all the phone/text votes rake in big cash for ITV then I can't seem them ever ditching the show. It will run and run and they'll have to bring out the judges in wheelchairs cos they'll be so old.
Ray_Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-06-2013, 16:42
LemonadeMouth
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 4,949
Please axe Richard Holloway he is absolutely useless.
LemonadeMouth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-06-2013, 18:18
felpcalibas
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,676
I really liked the talent in season 8, the only acts you could really say that were bad were frankie and nu vibe.. Joe Cox and 2Shoes shouldve made it imo, but maybe 2Shoes wouldve given LM a run on their money
felpcalibas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-06-2013, 19:34
BRITLAND
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 1,741
Please axe Richard Holloway he is absolutely useless.
Who??
BRITLAND is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-06-2013, 20:12
EddyEagal
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 2,089
Hardly surprising. If a show is in decline with 7/8 million then it's clear it's not going anywhere. Most shows have a peak of 7 million, but this show has it as a decline rating. It has obvious potential to get higher ratings. It's producing stars which generate a vast amount of money and dominate the charts. Little Mix, One Direction, Olly Murs and James Arthur (from his winner's single) are all doing incredibly well. They have no reason to axe it. The show does what it's supposed to do, produce stars. It's still one of the biggest shows in Britain, only SCD beat its consistently. They can change it and bring the ratings back up. The show will be here for years to come, I doubt it will ever leave our tellies.
EddyEagal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-06-2013, 21:12
abrightyz
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: kingston upon thames, surrey
Posts: 13,541
there's never been any real alternative, so...
abrightyz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 03:39
SuperAPJ
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 8,569
Richard Holloway is The X Factor's producer. What exactly that means, I don't know because I always thought Simon Cowell was 'The boss' but it seems Richard is.
SuperAPJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 17:15
EddyEagal
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 2,089
Richard Holloway is The X Factor's producer. What exactly that means, I don't know because I always thought Simon Cowell was 'The boss' but it seems Richard is.
Simon is the boss of the boss
EddyEagal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 03:15
Cyril_Sneer
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,942
there's never been any real alternative, so...
I think thats exactly it, and no doubt the search for one is on ...
Cyril_Sneer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 03:18
Cyril_Sneer
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,942
Richard Holloway is The X Factor's producer. What exactly that means, I don't know because I always thought Simon Cowell was 'The boss' but it seems Richard is.
I agree. Whoever was in control of things while simon took his eye off the ball really messed it up.
Cyril_Sneer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2013, 14:54
Gavin_Martin
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 463
I think any deal will see it moving in the schedule and depend on Simon coming back.

If he does and it bombs then thats the end, but at the moment ITV dont seem to have anything else to put in its place that gets that many viewers and brings in that much money.

I would guess this is Louis' last year. I think Sharon is there because she is someone they can use to make controversial decisions like they do with Louis. So i think theres a bit of a transistion going on - the newer ones like Gary or Nicole aren't going to allow themselves to have reputation risked - they are just worth too much money and don't need the problems.
Well i did speak to the itv duty office on the 27/6/13 about why sharon is coming back and they say its looks like it meaning that sharon was brought back to bring back the 2m or so viewers that switch over or switch off x factor
Gavin_Martin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 06:38
paulbax
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Scotland, UK
Posts: 2,306
I'm so happy to read this. As much as we complain about its current quality sometimes, my life would be a lot duller without X Factor to watch every winter. Plus its also found two of my favourite singers so I hope it continues to find some amazing talent!
paulbax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2013, 11:16
Sex
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 42,768
Not surprised coz its still gets high viewing figures and front page in the papers. One thing though -

PLEASE PLEASE PLEEEEEEEASE GET RID OF LOUIS!!!!!!! Seriously 10 yrs is enough he needs to be axed finally!!!!!!
NOOOOOO we need louis
Sex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2013, 11:23
Hassaan13
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 15,950
NOOOOOO we need louis
He makes the show - him with his silly little rule book a few years back
Hassaan13 is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2013, 06:33
scamrasc
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 2,904
i've said it before and i'll say it again - the x factor is not going ANYWHERE until itv has found a suitable replacement to bring in a similar level of revenue and ratings. the press and certain people like to scream about how much trouble it's in with it's ratings.....but really, that's bull. yes, it's ratings are lower than what they once were - they're still higher than anything else on that channel and most others. itv would be mad to axe it without having something else on it's level up their sleeve.

Not surprised coz its still gets high viewing figures and front page in the papers. One thing though -

PLEASE PLEASE PLEEEEEEEASE GET RID OF LOUIS!!!!!!! Seriously 10 yrs is enough he needs to be axed finally!!!!!!
^^^ THIS!! i second this wholeheartedly. tulisa and louis were the two aspects of the show that i've found really repulsive the last couple of years.
one down...
scamrasc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2013, 12:20
mgvsmith
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Belfast
Posts: 3,998
You do have to consider though whether what is good for TV has really been good for pop music in the UK?

UK music has been suffering from a huge lack of creativity for the last few years and it's partly (though not entirely) because talent show artists are simply about shifting units and making money in a short period of time. Very few of the X Factor artists have actually had much longevity and suffer from a lack of credibility for the most part.

Leona Lewis's 'Bleeding Love' and 1D's "What Makes you Beautiful" may be the only songs played 5 years from now if that even.

On balance I think it is time for more music shows to feature chart music and new acts and less talent shows.
mgvsmith is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
 
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 14:56.