Simon Cowell and company have received great news heading into this evening's second live performance episode: Fox has picked up the singing competition for season two.
The show is number-one among adults 18-49 on Thursday nights, the first time a series has accomplished this feat in the network history.
“I am absolutely thrilled with the news,” said Simon Cowell. “I have loved making the show and I want to thank FOX, our sponsors and most importantly, the fans for supporting The X Factor.”
Added Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company, in a statement:
“The X Factor is a monumental success,” said Darnell. “It’s won every night it’s been on the air, the talent is phenomenal, the live shows are spectacular and picking it up is a complete no-brainer. Simon and his team have done an incredible job with the show, and I’m absolutely thrilled to bring back The X Factor for another fantastic season."