"AMERICA'S GOT TALENT: THE CHAMPIONS" SECOND SEASON SETS NEW JUDGING PANEL WITH SIMON COWELL, ALESHA DIXON, HEIDI KLUM, HOWIE MANDEL AND HOST TERRY CREWS
Most Talented and Memorable Acts From "AGT" and "Got Talent" Competitions Around the Globe Once Again Compete for the Ultimate Title of World Champion
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - Sept. 26, 2019 - NBC's winter sensation "America's Got Talent: The Champions" launches its second season with a panel of judges that includes executive producer Simon Cowell, global superstar Heidi Klum, "AGT's" longest-running judge Howie Mandel and the newest addition, singer, songwriter and author Alesha Dixon, who joins "Champions" from the smash hit "Britain's Got Talent."
Terry Crews will return as host of "Champions," a role he also recently filled this past season on the summer hit "America's Got Talent."
Shin Lim, magician and the first "Champions" World Champion, revealed the new judging panel and host via a magic trick on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7iQ05uZ0IA
The first season of "America's Got Talent: The Champions" brought together the world's most talented, memorable and all-around fan favorite acts from past seasons of "AGT" and from the other "Got Talent" franchises around the globe. These all-star acts, which included former winners and finalists, came together to share their artistry and compete against one another in the ultimate celebration of worldwide creativity and talent.
A panel of "America's Got Talent" superfans will have the opportunity to take part in the voting process for the upcoming season. If you are over 18 and want to learn more, visit AGTChampions.com.
The "Got Talent" format has had more than a billion global viewers since it began airing in 2006 in America and has aired in 194 territories worldwide. "Got Talent" holds the Guinness World Records title as the Most Successful Reality Television Format in history, with 70 local versions produced across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas.
"America's Got Talent: The Champions" season one averaged a 2.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 12.4 million viewers overall in "live plus seven day" Nielsens, making it the season's #1 most-watched alternative series. "AGT: Champions" doubled NBC's audience in the timeslot versus results from one year earlier (12.4 million viewers vs. 6.2 million) and was Monday night's #1 most-watched telecast with seven of seven original episodes ("live plus same day"). After 35 days of digital and linear delayed viewing, "AGT: Champions" grew to a 3.3 rating in 18-49 and 16.4 million viewers.
"America's Got Talent" was created by Simon Cowell and is co-produced by Fremantle and Syco Entertainment. Simon Cowell, Sam Donnelly, Jason Raff, Trish Kinane and Richard Wallace are the executive producers.
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Syco Entertainment, a joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music, is one of the world's leading global music, film and television production companies responsible for some of the most successful global TV and music franchises and is the world's most successful producer of international talent. In 2017, Syco Music was named Music Week's Record Label of the Year and is home to internationally successful artists who have sold more than 380 million records to date. Syco is the record label home to Labrinth, James Arthur, Camila Cabello, Louis Tomlinson, CNCO, Grace VanderWaal, Susan Boyle, and PRETTYMUCH amongst others. Syco's television assets include the global franchises The X Factor and Got Talent. Around the world, The X Factor airs in 168 countries and is watched by more than a half billion people. Artists discovered by the format have sold more than 300 million records worldwide, including 200 number ones and 380 top 10 records. The Got Talent format officially holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for highest number of adaptations, making it the "World's Most Successful Reality TV Format," and has been aired in 194 territories worldwide. America's Got Talent has been the #1 US summer reality series for the past decade. Syco Film produced the 2013 #1 global box office hit "One Direction: This Is Us," a 3D concert movie with Sony Pictures and have partnered with Animal Logic (The Lego Movie, Happy Feet) to produce a number of music-based live action-hybrid animated movies.
Fremantle is one of the largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content in the world. A global entertainment powerhouse, Fremantle has an outstanding international network of production teams, companies, and labels in over 30 countries. Fremantle produces in excess of 12,000 hours of original programming, roll out more than 70 formats and air 400 programs a year worldwide. The group distributes over 20,000 hours of content in more than 200 territories. Fremantle is also a world leader in digital and branded entertainment, with more than 370 million subscribers across 1,500 social channels and over 100 billion views across all platforms. Fremantle is part of RTL Group, a global leader across broadcast, content, and digital, itself a division of the international media giant Bertelsmann.
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