The X Factor Will Return for Season 2

Nicole Scherzinger, Steve Jones, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and L.A. Reid
Nicole Scherzinger, Steve Jones, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and L.A. Reid

Fox has officially announced they’ve committed to a second season of The X Factor, to which Simon Cowell responded, “I am absolutely thrilled with the news. I have loved making the show and I want to thank FOX, our sponsors and most importantly, the fans for supporting The X Factor.”

In making the announcement President of Alternative Entertainment at Fox Broadcasting Company Mike Darnell said, “The X Factor is a monumental success. 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.”

The X Factor has, according to Fox, become the No. 1 reality series on broadcast television this fall. It’s up 27% over Survivor, 38% over Dancing with the Stars, 47% over Amazing Race, and 104% over The Biggest Loser. The show’s averaging 13+ million viewers and has become the first Thursday night show on the network to rank #1 among Adults 18-49. [Figures provided by Fox]

What’s Happening Now on The X Factor:

Fans were finally able to vote for their favorites after tonight’s show, with the contestant with the least amount of votes exiting the show on November 3rd. The November 3rd show will also feature a performance by Outasight.

Voting for The X Factor performers can be done via Twitter at, Verizon Touch Voting on The Xtra Factor App on Verizon Android devices, toll-free calling, text messaging for Verizon Wireless customers, and online at

Source: Fox – November 2, 2011