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CKX management: ‘Idol’ will focus next year on… talent!

CKX management, which owns “Idol,” promises that the show will focus more on talent next year. How novel!

Let’s find some different, charismatic performers, people that will get viewers excited. They have to be out there somewhere, right?

Michael Ferrel, CEO of owner CKX Inc., told analysts this morning that the show’s 18-49 demos dropped sharply toward the end of this past season and that Nigel Lythgoe’s return will help the show. They say new judges won’t be named (ugh!) til next month.

chris_daughtry_- MJ also noted a few milestones on the charts. Daughtry’s “September” is now top 10 on the Hot AC chart, top 40 on the top 40 chart. (He is playing a concert at JetBlue terminal at New York’s JFK today. How bizarre is that?) Chris Sligh’s single “Only You Can Save” is in the top 30 on the Christian adult contemporary chart. And all this publicity appears to have helped Fantasia’s “Bittersweet,” which has regained airplay after peaking on the urban and urban AC charts a couple weeks ago. It’s at No. 14 with a bullet on urban and No. 2 on the urban AC chart (where it gained more than 400 spins!)

Adam Lambert is the highest ranking “Idol” denizen on the top 40 charts, at No. 23 with “If I Had You,’ which has gained a healthy 461 spins this past week, according to Mediabase 24/7. Over on country, Carrie Underwood’s “Undo It” is moved to ‘recurrent” (meaning they take older songs off once they fall below a certain point.). That means the top “Idol” alum on country is Kellie Pickler’s “Makin’ Me Fall In Love Again” at No. 34 but it has already peaked and is losing spins. Danny Gokey’s “I Will Not Say Goodbye” is struggling at No. 37 and has stalled.

Kris Allen’s “The Truth” is stuck at No. 18 on the Hot AC chart and has gone nowhere on the top 40 charts. David Archuleta’s “Something About Love” is being played on 20 stations nationwide, ranked No. 60 on the top 40 chart.

36 comments Add your comment

Rickster

August 16th, 2010
1:06 pm

Wow! If they only will keep that promise they might save the show!

Rickster

August 16th, 2010
1:07 pm

Though this whole judge fiasco doesn’t give me much hope they will focus on the talent.

JTesla

August 16th, 2010
1:07 pm

“will focus more on talent next year” yeah right. I’ll wait and see.

Thanks for the numbers Rodney.

Rickster

August 16th, 2010
1:22 pm

Hmmm… weeks before her reality show’s season premier Fansleazia pulls her stunt, and suddenly her most recent release is suddenly hot again?

Publicity Stunt? Surely not! ;-)

Deirdre

August 16th, 2010
1:23 pm

Let’s hope they find some talent to focus ON…unlike last year(Crystal excepted, of course)

Deirdre

August 16th, 2010
1:25 pm

I’ve been saying all along that all this business with Fansleazia(great name, btw) was publicity related. Way tooo big a coincidence that all this shyte comes along just when she has a new album out and the return of her tv show.

Rickster

August 16th, 2010
1:28 pm

So Paula leaves… and AI has it’s worst season (especially related to talent) ever. Who would have thought that Paula was the one with the keen eye! :-)

Rickster

August 16th, 2010
1:50 pm

Thanks, your queeness! :-)

JTesla

August 16th, 2010
2:08 pm

In Idol related news: Neil Patrick Harris (who should be an Idol judge, but we’re not talking about that) is soon to be the father of twins.

Rickster

August 16th, 2010
2:09 pm

I wonder if he’ll name one “Doogie” and the other “Howser”?

Rickster

August 16th, 2010
2:55 pm

Man… where did everybody go?

Deirdre

August 16th, 2010
3:46 pm

An actress I do not know has been selected to play Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I’m going to google her but I think a relatively unknown girl is a good idea.

Deirdre

August 16th, 2010
3:46 pm

Sorry…her name is Rooney Mara.

Harriett

August 16th, 2010
3:48 pm

I am still here lurking, but not commenting. This is the busy time of year for me as all the college students are now back.

Rickster

August 16th, 2010
4:19 pm

No Harriett! Don’t become a lurker! Come back form the dark side! :-)

sakura

August 16th, 2010
4:21 pm

It will be nice if they will place the spotlight back on the contestants provided that they can produce real and not manufactured “talents”.

By the way i found on some news that Mara Rooney (?) have gotten the Lisbeth Salander role on the american remake of the girl w/ the Dragon tatoo.. :-( anyone familiar w/ her?

sakura

August 16th, 2010
4:25 pm

Oh D already Posted it. i got the name wrong as well.

Harriett

August 16th, 2010
4:26 pm

I will be back, Rickster! :)

Mercedes S.

August 16th, 2010
4:41 pm

And Alexander Skarsgårds’s dad, Stellan, has been asked to play Martin Vanger in the US version of the first “Millenium” movie. The unknown girl has been in some horror films.

Sam-A

August 16th, 2010
4:42 pm

“Girl With………” is being filmed in Sweden! A real “American” movie. Leave it alone – the first is perfect!

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Mercedes S.

August 16th, 2010
4:43 pm

Anybody gonna see Laura Linney in “The Big C” tonight?

Rosita needs a pied a terre!

August 16th, 2010
4:45 pm

JTes: Sorry but the Queen broke the Doogie/twins news yesterday. . .
That’s why she’s Queen!

Rosita needs a pied a terre!

August 16th, 2010
4:47 pm

BTW. . . on Jeopardy yesterday, all three players misspelled “millennium.” Two L’s, two n’s.
Just sayin’ . . . :-)
On the other hand, Mercedes, you are brilliant in using those Swedish punctuation marks!

JTesla

August 16th, 2010
4:47 pm

Speaking of finding someone to play a part: what is the name of that woman they got to play Lindsay Lohan in porn? Just curious.

JTesla

August 16th, 2010
4:50 pm

Rosita, yesterday was Sunday. What is the Queen doing working on a Sunday?

Deirdre

August 16th, 2010
4:56 pm

The Queen’s work is never done…I thought you knew that, JT!

Stellan Skarsgard will make a great Martin Vanger…far better than the guy who played it in the Swedish film. Didn’t like him much, nor the way they changed his final moments from the book. The Swedish film is good but far from perfect.

Rickster

August 16th, 2010
4:56 pm

Hope everyone has a great evening.

Rosita needs a pied a terre!

August 16th, 2010
4:56 pm

Well, that’s a question for the Queen, I think!

Deirdre

August 16th, 2010
4:58 pm

Robin Wright as Erica Berger is also a good choice, I think.

Deirdre

August 16th, 2010
5:03 pm

As much as I’d like to claim ownership of the NPH twins announcement…It wasn’t me.

Mercedes S.

August 16th, 2010
5:06 pm

Ahem… I did mention the twin announcement (scrapes feet).

Fantasia

August 16th, 2010
5:27 pm

Oh Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! I’m movin up da charts! Move over Daughtry! The real talent be on the way!

JTesla

August 16th, 2010
5:32 pm

So perhaps Mercedes is the lady in waiting? Princess?

Rosita needs a pied a terre!

August 16th, 2010
5:40 pm

Wow, Mercedes — sorry! YOU had the scoop, not the Q!
You’re both so great I sometimes get you two confused!

Rodney Ho

August 16th, 2010
5:52 pm

Mercedes: love Laura Linney but disappointed by the Big C. New blog entry!