It was believed the issue on the downward slope. Last year “American Idol” had everything to prove after the departure of Simon Cowell, the most emblematic and swore we thought irreplaceable. But by hiring Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler and betting on a more positive atmosphere, the show was a surprise, halting its fall audience started several seasons ago.
In early 2012, things have changed a bit for “American Idol”, but not as much as the producers could have feared. The successful launch of “The Voice” on NBC last year was no shade at “Idol” and especially, the arrival in the fall of “The X Factor” – released as “Idol” on Fox – has not had the expected success, signing hearings less than half those of her older sister. For its return tonight, “American Idol” remains the biggest hits of American television, by far, and yet seems to have bright future.