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The X Factor (US)

25 November, 2011
The X Factor (US)

The X Factor is an American reality television music competition show created by Simon Cowell and produced by FremantleMedia North America and SYCOtv, a partnership between Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment, which aired on Fox from 2011 to 2013. Based on the original UK show, and an addition to The X Factor franchise, the series found new singing talent, drawn from public auditions, and they competed against each other for votes. The winner was determined by the show's viewers via telephone, the Internet, and SMS text voting, and was awarded a recording contract with Cowell's record label Syco Music, worth $5 million in seasons one and two, and $1 million in season three. America voted for the following winners: Melanie Amaro, Tate Stevens, and Alex & Sierra, respectively.

Genre Reality television
Created by Simon Cowell
Creative director(s) Brian Friedman, Jamie King
Presented by Steve Jones, Mario Lopez, Khloé Kardashian-Odom
Judges Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, Paula Abdul, Cheryl, Nicole Scherzinger, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland, Paulina Rubio
Composer(s) Simon Cowell
Country of origin United States of America
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 80
Executive producer(s) Simon Cowell (uncredited), Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Siobhan Greene, Richard Holloway, Andrew Llinares, Rob Wade
Location(s) Various (auditions), CBS Television City (live shows)
Running time 60–150 minutes
Production company(s) FremantleMedia North America, Syco Entertainment
Distributor FremantleMedia Enterprises
Original network Fox
Picture format 720p (16:9 HDTV)
Related shows The X Factor (UK)

About The X Factor (US)

Short-lived version of the singing competition series that featured Simon CowellLA Reid and Demi Lovato as the only judges who were part of more than 1 season.

Achievement of The X Factor (US)

It was the second-highest earning show of 2012 with over $5.55 million in ad revenue per half-hour. American Idol was the only show that took in more. 

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Latest information about The X Factor (US) updated on July 28 2021.