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Simon Cowell’s company has agreed to make a donation to a music charity that successfully forced an X Factor act to change its name.
Syco was in a dispute with the charity Rhythmix over naming rights after one of the girl groups took the same title.
The Brighton-based charity, which has been operating in Kent, Surrey and Sussex for 10 years, claimed the trademark row had cost it £8,000.
The girl group agreed to change their name to Little Mix.
A statement on behalf of Syco and Rhythmix said the matter had been “positively resolved”.
According to a report in best-selling U.K. tabloid, the Sun, published on Monday, no lesser figure than its creator and erstwhile judge Simon Cowell reckons the latest U.K. version of the reality-talent hybrid needs to up its game.
“Sort it out. This is not good enough,” the Sun quoted Cowell as telling producers.
The reviews and declining audience figures for the new U.K. season of “The X Factor” tell only one story since Cowell quit the show in order to concentrate on the U.S. version.
Since bowing on ITV in 2004, viewing figures have grown year on year — until now.
Last weekend’s show was around 2 million viewers down on a year ago, according to the latest overnight ratings.
This was the second weekend running that ratings for “The X Factor” nose-dived by 2 million following the introduction of a revamped panel of judges, without Cowell.
Saturday’s edition of “The X Factor” averaged 9.6 million viewers, a 38.5% share, between 7.45 p.m. and 9.55 p.m. This rose to 10.05 million when timeshift channel ITV1+1 is factored in.