Fox is taking a chance on the smash hit ‘X-Factor’ by picking it up for a second season. ‘X-Factor’ is said to be an expensive show and as far as production and ratings have been less than what analysts expected. However the show offers pulls in more than 13 million viewers, when you include the DVR playback. This has overall contributed to the top reality show rating and has boosted Fox’s Wednesday and Thursday nights by 37 and 41 percent, respectively, in the key adult demo. “The X Factor is a monumental success,” said Fox’s president of alternative Mike 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.”
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