American Idol Makes Broadcasting Hall of Fame
American Idol has won Emmy Awards and reached the top of the ratings chart for primetime for many consecutive years. The innovative musical competition has launched careers and enthralled millions of viewers. The series, created by Simon Fuller and FremantleMedia North America, will be the newest induction in the Broadcasting & Cable’s Hall of Fame. The award dinner for this year’s inductees will be held on October 26 in the Waldorf Astoria hotel of New York City.
American Idol’s premiere attracted viewers that have stayed with the show through all of its seasons. It launched during the height of the reality television craze but has stayed relevant and popular as other shows faded away. It has also spawned a number of copy-cat or related musical competitions. The induction into the Hall of Fame will honor the great influence the show has had on the entire broadcasting industry.
Simon Fuller has dedicated the award to all of the hundreds of millions of viewers that has kept the show as one of the most viewed in America for 10 seasons. The show has stuck true to its dedication of finding the best new singers in America each year and giving them a shot at fame. The Broadcasting & Cable staff is also excited about having the crew and some of the stars of American Idol at their annual event. The skilled team members will make the gala into an unforgettable night.
American Idol has held the number one ranking for prime time shows in its time slot for the past eight years. This popularity was driven largely by the user participation invited by the producers. Viewers were asked to vote for their favorite performers and were allowed to directly influence the outcome of the show.