‘American Icon’, the most mainstream music reality shows in the U.S. TV history, will end after its 15th season show in January 2016, Fox TV said on Monday.
The show was at one time a ratings powerhouse for Fox, viewed by more than 30 million people at its peak, however the notoriety of the opposition, which propelled the careers of stars, like Kelly Clarkson, and Carrie Underwood, has fallen as of late.
Only 10.6 million viewers tuned in for American Idol’s 2014 finale, contrasted with 11.6 million for NBC’s rival singing reality show “The Voice”.
The last season will highlight long-term host Ryan Seacrest and its current judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr, Fox stated.
Fox owner Rupert Murdoch of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc., said in February a year ago that it anticipated the slowdown of American Idol after lower ratings prompted a fall in advertising income in the organization’s television unit.
“We’ve known it’s coming to the end,” President of 21st Century Fox, Chase Carey had said at the time.
A twist-off of English music rivalry “Pop Idol”, which aired somewhere around 2001 and 2003, American Idol’s prosperity drove the format being reproduced far and wide, with shows, for example, Australian Idol, Latin American Idol and Indian Idol.
Inside the United States, American Idol’s resonating achievement prompted a large group of comparative shows being aired, including “The Voice”, CBS’s “Rock Star”, and Fox’s “The X Factor”.
The show’s pioneer judges were music maker Randy Jackson, who left the show after 13 seasons, vocalist Paula Abdul, who left in 2009, and Simon Cowell, who left in 2010.
American Idol has since had a large group of celebrity judges, like, Mariah Carey, Kara Dioguardi, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler.