The future of The X Factor could be in doubt after ITV poached rival talent show The Voice from the BBC.
Faced with falling ratings for The X Factor despite a much-publicised revamp this year, the commercial broadcaster could axe the show now that it has secured the rights to The Voice. It is unlikely to want a second singing contest in its schedules in addition to Britain’s Got Talent.
There are suggestions that Sky could acquire The X Factor if ITV decided to drop the show.
Source and more: The Guardian
Cowell’s talent show juggernaut X Factor has been struggling in the ratings this year. It has trailed BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing, pulling in 3 million fewer people the Saturday before last with an overnight rating of just 5.6 million. And with one year left on his contract, what will he do with them? Will ITV be interested in it for 2017 and beyond?
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