‘X Factor’ Finale Ratings Rise; ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Renewed for Season 10

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The ratings for the final performance on FOX’s The X Factor was up six percent from last week’s outing with 8.3 million total viewers. However, the show was down 18 percent in the ad-coveted 18-49 age demographic as compared to last year’s final performance episode. X Factor’s slight gain helped the network nab the top ratings spot on Wednesday night. Meanwhile, Miss USA Oliva Culpo’s win of the Miss Universe pageant was the most watched broadcast of the annual show since 2008. [Deadline]

There is more of FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance on the way as the network has just renewed the dance competition program for a 10th season. Auditions for Season 10 begin on January 18th in Austin and continue on to Detriot (Feb. 11), Boston (Feb. 21), Memphis (Mar. 14) and Los Angeles (Mar. 22). [Deadline]

Mark Burnett’s newest reality show, The Job, will debut Feb. 8 on CBS. The show will feature contestants competing for jobs at several prestigious American companies. Contestants will have to make it through several elimination rounds as a panel of executives observes them. Representatives from the companies will offer the contestant positions through the show, and they will have to decide whether or not they will take the job or continue on and try to get the ultimate job. The Job will be hosted by Lisa Ling. [The Wrap]

The Newsroom creator and writer, Aaron Sorkin, will lend his voice to a Fall 2013 episode of FOX’s The Simpsons. Sorkin will voice himself in a thought bubble of advice for Simpson news anchor Kent Brockman. His episode is titled “Four Regrettings and a Funeral” and will also include brief cameos by Joe Namath and Gordon Ramsay. [EW]

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