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Fox Needs Hits, CEO Admits

Peter Rice, chairman and chief executive of the Fox Networks Group, acknowledged that Fox Broadcasting had some lackluster shows last season and needs to up its game this season, according to the Los Angeles Times. Rice made the remarks at the Television Critics Assn.’s press tour in Beverly Hills over the weekend, where admitted: “We need some new hits. That will be our focus.” The LAT notes that Fox saw overall viewership numbers and the 18-49 demographic both decline last season, while only two new shows survived: “Sleepy Hollow” and “Brooklyn 99.” 

Other established series, including “Glee,” “New Girl,” “The Mindy Project” and “American Idol,” have all suffered audience declines. Rice reacted to the declines by creating a new leadership team for entertainment headed by Gary Newman and Dana Walden, following the departure of longtime chief Kevin Reilly.



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