What your station can learn…
Can American Idol survive the loss of Simon Cowell?
Ratings in his final year declined as the season wore on, and some just think the show has run its course.
While I am often a contrarian, A.I. has some key strengths, strengths your station can learn from and apply:
But here’s American Idol’s trump card: It is deeply emotional. The back stories, the raw disappointment, broken dreams, the tears and triumph make us FEEL strongly, almost every episode. And we will always stick with entertainment that brings out our emotions.
Simon provided the star power for this show, and unless they unleash someone even more compelling and talented than he, I think a decline is inevitable.
Some talent is irreplaceable.
If you don’t believe me, ask John Scully, the man who fired Steve Jobs.