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The X Factor (2004 - 2022)

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Game Show Rated: 14+ (TV-14)2004 - Present13 Seasons

The X Factor is a British television music competition to find new singing talent, contested by aspiring singers drawn from public auditions. Created by Simon Cowell, the show began in September 2004 and has since aired annually from August/September through to December. The show is produced by FremantleMedia's Thames and Cowell's production company SYCOtv. It is broadcast on the ITV network in the United Kingdom and TV3 in Ireland, with spin-off behind-the-scenes show The Xtra Factor screened on ITV2. It is the originator of the international The X Factor franchise. The X Factor was devised as a replacement for the highly successful Pop Idol, which was put on indefinite hiatus after its second series, largely because Cowell, who was a judge on Pop Idol, wished to launch a show to which he owned the television rights. The perceived similarity between the two shows later became the subject of a legal dispute. The "X Factor" of the title refers to the undefinable "something" that makes for star quality.The original judging panel was Cowell, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh. Dannii Minogue joined the panel in series 4, and Cheryl Cole replaced Osbourne in series 5 after her departure. After series 7, Cowell and Cole both left to judge the American version of the show whilst Minogue left the show due to commitments on Australia's Got Talent. Kelly Rowland, Tulisa Contostavlos and Gary Barlow then joined Walsh on the judging panel for series 8, though Rowland announced she would not return for series 9 and was replaced by Nicole Scherzinger. Osbourne later returned in 2013, replacing Contostavlos. Since 2007, the show has been presented by Dermot O'Leary, who replaced original host Kate Thornton. The show is split into a series of phases, following the contestants from auditions through to the grand finale. In the original televised audition phase of the show, contestants sang in an audition room in front of just the judges. From series 6 onwards, auditionees sing on a stage in front of the judges and a live audience. Successful auditionees go through to "bootcamp" and then to "judges' houses", where judges narrow down the acts in their category down to three or four acts to mentor for the live shows, where the public vote for their favourite acts following weekly live performances by the contestants.The X Factor featuring Louis Tomlinson and Simon Cowell is not currently available to stream, rent, or buy but you can track it for updates. It's a game show show with 390 episodes over 13 seasons. The X Factor is still airing with no announced date for the next episode or season. It has a low IMDb audience rating of 4.3 (4,711 votes) and was met with mixed reviews by critics.

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The X Factor Season 13 Overview

Aug 27, 2016 - Dec 11, 2016

Season 13 of The X Factor has 32 episodes that are not available to stream or rent on any services. Track the series to get notified when an episode becomes available on your services.

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Season 13, Episode 32 32
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Dec 11, 2016

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Dec 10, 2016

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Season 13, Episode 30 Live Show 9 Results
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Live Show 9 Results
Dec 4, 2016

The results of last night's live show are revealed, and 3 contestants go through to the finals.

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The X Factor Season 12 Overview

Aug 29, 2015 - Dec 13, 2015

Season 12 of The X Factor has 28 episodes that are not available to stream or rent on any services. Track the series to get notified when an episode becomes available on your services.

The X Factor Season 12 Episodes
Season 12, Episode 28 Final Results
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Final Results
Dec 13, 2015

The two acts left battling for the crown perform what will become the winner's single in front of 10,000 people...

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Season 12, Episode 27 The Final
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The Final
Dec 12, 2015

The three finalists assemble for the first of this weekend's live Grand Final shows. The would-be pop-stars must first make...

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Season 12, Episode 26 Semi-Final Results
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Semi-Final Results
Dec 6, 2015

Che Chesterman, Lauren Murray, Louisa Johnson, and Reggie & Bollie return to the stage as Caroline and Olly present the...

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The X Factor Season 11 Overview

Aug 30, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014

Season 11 of The X Factor has 34 episodes that are not available to stream or rent on any services. Track the series to get notified when an episode becomes available on your services.

The X Factor Season 11 Episodes
Season 11, Episode 34 Series 11, The Final Extra (Result)
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Series 11, The Final...
Dec 14, 2014

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Season 11, Episode 33 The Final
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The Final
Dec 13, 2014

Fleur East, Ben Haenow, and Andrea Faustini head to Wembley Arena to battle it out in the first part of...

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Season 11, Episode 32 Semi-Final Results
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Semi-Final Results
Dec 7, 2014

Dermot presents the results of last night's viewers' vote.

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The X Factor Season 10 Overview

Aug 31, 2013 - Dec 15, 2013

Season 10 of The X Factor has 32 episodes that are not available to stream or rent on any services. Track the series to get notified when an episode becomes available on your services.

The X Factor Season 10 Episodes
Season 10, Episode 32 Final Results
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Final Results
Dec 15, 2013

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Season 10, Episode 31 Final
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Final
Dec 14, 2013

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Season 10, Episode 30 Semi-Final Results
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Semi-Final Results
Dec 8, 2013

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The X Factor Season 9 Overview

Aug 18, 2012 - Dec 9, 2012

Season 9 of The X Factor has 31 episodes that are not available to stream or rent on any services. Track the series to get notified when an episode becomes available on your services.

The X Factor Season 9 Episodes
Season 09, Episode 31 Finale Live Show Results
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Finale Live Show Results
Dec 9, 2012

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Season 09, Episode 30 Finale Live Show
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Finale Live Show
Dec 8, 2012

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Season 09, Episode 29 Live Show 9 Results
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Live Show 9 Results
Dec 2, 2012

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The X Factor Season 8 Overview

Aug 20, 2011 - Dec 11, 2011

Season 8 of The X Factor has 31 episodes that are not available to stream or rent on any services. Track the series to get notified when an episode becomes available on your services.

The X Factor Season 8 Episodes
Season 08, Episode 31 Final Results
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Final Results
Dec 11, 2011

Dermot O'Leary reveals the results of the public vote. The two acts left battling for the crown perform what will...

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Season 08, Episode 30 Final
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Final
Dec 10, 2011

Dermot O'Leary presents the final of the singing competition from Wembley Arena. The remaining contestants must perform in front of...

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Season 08, Episode 29 Semi-Final Results
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Semi-Final Results
Dec 4, 2011

Dermot O'Leary reveals which performers will have to fight for survival in a sing-off. The bottom two acts will face...

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The X Factor Season 7 Overview

Aug 21, 2010 - Dec 12, 2010

Season 7 of The X Factor has 30 episodes that are not available to stream or rent on any services. Track the series to get notified when an episode becomes available on your services.

The X Factor Season 7 Episodes
Season 07, Episode 30 The Final 2010 Results
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The Final 2010 Results
Dec 12, 2010

Britain has been voting for 24 hours and the finalists face a nail-biting wait to find out the results of...

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Season 07, Episode 29 The Final 2010
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The Final 2010
Dec 11, 2010

The finalists go head to head as they sing live in a bid to win this year's competition and bag...

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Season 07, Episode 28 Series 7 - Elimination - 9 (Result)
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Series 7 - Elimination...
Dec 5, 2010

Britain has been voting over the last 24 hours and now the semi-finalists find out the result of the public...

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The X Factor Season 6 Overview

Aug 22, 2009 - Dec 13, 2009

Season 6 of The X Factor has 30 episodes that are not available to stream or rent on any services. Track the series to get notified when an episode becomes available on your services.

The X Factor Season 6 Episodes
Season 06, Episode 30 Series 6 - The Final (Result)
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Series 6 - The...
Dec 13, 2009

Now the moment the nation has been waiting for arrives, as Dermot O'Leary reveals who the public has crowned 2009...

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Season 06, Episode 29 Series 6 - The Final
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Series 6 - The...
Dec 12, 2009

It is the final! Hundreds of thousands of hopefuls came to the nationwide auditions, but now only three acts remain...

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Season 06, Episode 28 Series 6 - Elimination - 9 (Result)
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Series 6 - Elimination...
Dec 6, 2009

Lady Gaga and Janet Jackson perform in tonight's show, as Dermot O'Leary reveals which performers will have to fight for...

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The X Factor Season 5 Overview

Aug 16, 2008 - Dec 13, 2008

Season 5 of The X Factor has 30 episodes that are not available to stream or rent on any services. Track the series to get notified when an episode becomes available on your services.

The X Factor Season 5 Episodes
Season 05, Episode 30 Series 5 - The Final (Result)
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Series 5 - The...
Dec 13, 2008

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Season 05, Episode 29 Series 5 - The Final
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Series 5 - The...
Dec 13, 2008

There are only three acts remaining in this week's grand final. After auditions, boot camp, the mentors' houses and nine...

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Season 05, Episode 28 Series 5 - Elimination - 9 (Result)
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Series 5 - Elimination...
Dec 6, 2008

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The X Factor Season 4 Overview

Aug 18, 2007 - Dec 15, 2007

Season 4 of The X Factor has 28 episodes that are not available to stream or rent on any services. Track the series to get notified when an episode becomes available on your services.

The X Factor Season 4 Episodes
Season 04, Episode 28 The Final (Results)
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The Final (Results)
Dec 15, 2007

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Season 04, Episode 27 The Final
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The Final
Dec 15, 2007

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Season 04, Episode 26 Elimination - 9 (Result)
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Elimination - 9 (Result)
Dec 8, 2007

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The X Factor Season 3 Overview

Aug 19, 2006 - Dec 16, 2006

Season 3 of The X Factor has 30 episodes that are not available to stream or rent on any services. Track the series to get notified when an episode becomes available on your services.

The X Factor Season 3 Episodes
Season 03, Episode 30 Series 3 - The Live Final (Result)
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Series 3 - The...
Dec 16, 2006

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Season 03, Episode 29 Series 3 - The Live Final
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Series 3 - The...
Dec 16, 2006

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Season 03, Episode 28 Series 3 - Live Finals 9 (Result)
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Series 3 - Live...
Dec 9, 2006

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The X Factor Season 2 Overview

Aug 20, 2005 - Dec 17, 2005

Season 2 of The X Factor has 30 episodes that are not available to stream or rent on any services. Track the series to get notified when an episode becomes available on your services.

The X Factor Season 2 Episodes
Season 02, Episode 30 The X Factor Final 2005 (Result)
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The X Factor Final...
Dec 17, 2005

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Season 02, Episode 29 The X Factor Final 2005
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The X Factor Final...
Dec 17, 2005

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Season 02, Episode 28 Series 2 - Live show 9 (Result)
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Series 2 - Live...
Dec 10, 2005

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The X Factor Season 1 Overview

Sep 4, 2004 - Dec 11, 2004

Season 1 of The X Factor has 24 episodes that are not available to stream or rent on any services. Track the series to get notified when an episode becomes available on your services.

The X Factor Season 1 Episodes
Season 01, Episode 24 And the Winner is ...
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And the Winner is...
Dec 11, 2004

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Season 01, Episode 23 The X Factor Final 2004 (Result)
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The X Factor Final...
Dec 11, 2004

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The X Factor Final...
Dec 4, 2004

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About The X Factor

The X Factor Overview

The X Factor is a British television music competition to find new singing talent, contested by aspiring singers drawn from public auditions. Created by Simon Cowell, the show began in September 2004 and has since aired annually from August/September through to December. The show is produced by FremantleMedia's Thames and Cowell's production company SYCOtv. It is broadcast on the ITV network in the United Kingdom and TV3 in Ireland, with spin-off behind-the-scenes show The Xtra Factor screened on ITV2. It is the originator of the international The X Factor franchise. The X Factor was devised as a replacement for the highly successful Pop Idol, which was put on indefinite hiatus after its second series, largely because Cowell, who was a judge on Pop Idol, wished to launch a show to which he owned the television rights. The perceived similarity between the two shows later became the subject of a legal dispute. The "X Factor" of the title refers to the undefinable "something" that makes for star quality.The original judging panel was Cowell, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh. Dannii Minogue joined the panel in series 4, and Cheryl Cole replaced Osbourne in series 5 after her departure. After series 7, Cowell and Cole both left to judge the American version of the show whilst Minogue left the show due to commitments on Australia's Got Talent. Kelly Rowland, Tulisa Contostavlos and Gary Barlow then joined Walsh on the judging panel for series 8, though Rowland announced she would not return for series 9 and was replaced by Nicole Scherzinger. Osbourne later returned in 2013, replacing Contostavlos. Since 2007, the show has been presented by Dermot O'Leary, who replaced original host Kate Thornton. The show is split into a series of phases, following the contestants from auditions through to the grand finale. In the original televised audition phase of the show, contestants sang in an audition room in front of just the judges. From series 6 onwards, auditionees sing on a stage in front of the judges and a live audience. Successful auditionees go through to "bootcamp" and then to "judges' houses", where judges narrow down the acts in their category down to three or four acts to mentor for the live shows, where the public vote for their favourite acts following weekly live performances by the contestants.

Age rating: 14+ (TV-14)
Number of seasons: 13 Seasons
Number of episodes: 390 Episodes

Extra Information

Related Genres: Game Show
Related Tags: Singing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Original Release Date: Sep 4, 2004
Show Status: Currently Running
Next episode release: TBA