American Idol judge Randy Jackson is well aware of the show’s decline in ratings compared to last year. But he is contends that Idol remains one of the biggest shows on television. The Today Show reports that he wants to retire his catchphrase “Are you in it to win it?!” Jackson says that he wants to spice things up as the other judges, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez, are still fairly new on the program:
“American Idol’s” ratings may be down from 2011, it’s hard to argue that the show isn’t still the big kid on the block among the hundreds of singing shows (or at least it seems that way) on U.S. television.
But that doesn’t mean that there’s not increased competition, something “Idol” judge Randy Jackson knows full well.
As the airwaves are filled with stories about “X Factor” chaos and promos for Sunday’s post-Super Bowl season premiere of “The Voice,” Randy said during a conference call with reporters Thursday that the increased number of singing shows can overwhelm the market, which he expects is beyond the decline in viewership this season.
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