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.
- 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.