America's Got Talent matched a series high 4.6 rating among adults 18-49 in the summer of 2011 for its sixth season. Since launching in 2006, America's Got Talent has consistently been the most watched show of the summer in the U.S. and topped the ratings in the key adults 18-49 demographic.
Britain's Got Talent consistently tops UK ratings when it is broadcast in April, May and June. In 2009, nearly 20 million people (one third of the UK population) tuned in to the series 3 final to see Diversity crowned winners.
Simon Cowell announced on the final episode of Britain's Got More Talent in 2013 that he had renewed the show again until 2014.
Got Talent has been even more successful internationally than The X Factor and individual versions of the format now air in 60 countries including China - making Got Talent the most successful television format in the world as of March 2013.
Syco produces other shows outside its key brands. In 2011, ITV series Red or Black? was met with mixed reaction but was commissioned for a second run. Syco were also behind American Inventor which ran for two seasons on ABC and the Celebrity Duets on Fox.
In addition to its major formats, Syco also produce entertainment specials. This includes I Dreamed a Dream: The Susan Boyle Story, which broke ratings records in the U.S. on TV Guide network and scored 10 million viewers on ITV in the UK. In 2013, Syco and Optomen launched ITV1 series Food Glorious Food, which aired on Wednesday evenings in the UK.
Syco produce two successful spin off shows to their most popular formats for ITV2 - The Xtra Factor and Britain's Got More Talent. Both shows perform well in the ratings and are continuing production in 2013.
Syco Television produces around 200 hours of primetime television for FOX, NBC, ITV1 and ITV2 networks. Its key franchises are The X Factor and Got Talent.
The X Factor
The X Factor, which launched in September 2004, is one of the most popular television shows in the UK. Syco and Fremantle Media launched The X Factor USA in September 2011, which averaged 12 million viewers and a 4.0 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic in its first season. The show is now in its third season on FOX.
Internationally, The X Factor is produced individually in 41 countries including major markets like France, the Netherlands and Australia. Additionally, The X Factor USA is screened in 166 countries around the world.
The 2014 series of Britain's Got Talent is currently looking for contestants.
If you think you have what it takes to impress Simon, David, Amanda & Alesha then head over and apply online NOW. Click HERE.
Watch the video, where Simon Cowell wants YOU to apply for the show.
Dates for Open Auditions are listed below:
Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th October 2013
Monday 28th to Wednesday 30th October 2013
Saturday 9th to Monday 11th November 2013
Saturday 16th to Wednesday 20th November 2013
Sunday 24th November 2013
Saturday 30th November to Sunday 1st December 2013