Friday 24 March 2017

New time slot for American Idol

Steven Tyler is joining the judges on American Idol
Steven Tyler is joining the judges on American Idol

More change is afoot for American Idol, which will air on a different night for its forthcoming 10th season.

The Fox TV network said its hit singing contest will move from Tuesday and Wednesday nights to Wednesdays and Thursdays when it returns.

Its season debut is on January 19.

The switch means more big change for American Idol, which is bringing in new judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez after the departures of Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres and Kara DioGuardi. Randy Jackson will be back on the panel.

Fox's decision to move the series comes as American Idol fights to keep its number one spot.

The show's ratings have been declining, with this year's finale between winner Lee DeWyze and runner-up Crystal Bowersox drawing about 24 million viewers, down five million from 2009.

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