Steven Tyler Helped Resurrect American Idol
The producers recognized the need for change, and did something about it: out with Simon Cowell, daytime TV show hosts and anonymous songwriters as judges, and in with Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez to add some real music/celebrity cred to the proceedings.
Bloomberg reports the changes seem to have worked, so far, as the show is averaging 25 million viewers a night, matching last year's numbers. The program has lost viewers since 2007. more on this story
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