The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent Sign Three-Year Deal

The X-Factor Season 7 Bootcamp Stage 1

ITV is delighted to announce a new three-year deal for THE X FACTOR and BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT, the UK’s two biggest television formats. As part of this deal, ITV has also secured exclusive UK broadcast rights to the American version of The X Factor and America’s Got Talent.

Under the new agreement, Britain’s Got Talent will return to ITV1 in late-spring 2011, and The X Factor in autumn 2011. ITV2 will also continue to broadcast hit shows The Xtra Factor and Britain’s Got More Talent.

The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent are the UK’s most popular entertainment television programmes. The two shows provided the most watched television moments of 2009 with peak audiences of 19.3 million for The X Factor final and 19.9 million for the Britain’s Got Talent Final.

This year’s seventh series of The X Factor has been the most popular ever with viewing figures across every stage reaching record levels. Almost 17 million watched the second Judges’ houses show, and yesterday’s second live results show peaked at an enormous 15.2 million; the highest ever at this stage of the competition.

The X Factor series 7 airs on ITV1, Saturdays at 7.45pm, with a results show following on Sunday.