Entering into its 15th season as the most watched entertainment show of the summer, NBC’s America’s Got Talent (AGT) will once again begin scouring the country in search of the most talented variety acts the nation has to offer.
Dominating the television landscape, AGT has remained a ratings success. The show’s 14th season concluded in September and averaged 12 million viewers overall in “live plus seven day” results from Nielsen Media Research. In addition to being a broadcast hit, AGT was a digital/social hit, garnering more than 2.6 billion views across all digital video platforms for the season, and currently is the #1 most-social broadcast series of the year.
“I continue to be amazed each and every season at the enormous amount of unbelievable and truly unique talent that’s uncovered on the AGT stage,” said Sam Donnelly, AGT Executive Producer. “AGT is the nation’s preeminent source
for discovering talent. The show has changed an insurmountable number of lives and has built flourishing careers for artists across a vast array of talents. We welcome anyone out there with an undeniable ability to entertain to audition for the show.”
Acts wishing to become part of the AGT community of prestigious performers should sign up now to audition in-person in one of eight audition cities, or submit a video online at www.AGTAuditions.com. Auditions kick off on Nov. 10 in San Diego, CA.
The full list of audition dates and locations includes:
- San Diego, CA – San Diego Convention Center – Nov. 10
- Louisville, KY – Kentucky International Convention Center – Nov. 19
- New York, NY – Jacob K. Javits Convention Center – Nov. 23
- Dallas, TX – Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center – Dec. 14
- Miami, FL – Miami Beach Convention Center – Dec. 17
- Las Vegas, NV – Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino – Jan. 7
- Cabazon, CA – Morongo Casino Resort & Spa – Jan. 18
- Los Angeles, CA – Pasadena Convention Center – Feb. 1
AGT’s proven ability to create stars was once again witnessed by the Season 14 crowning of singer Kodi Lee as its winner. From the first moment he graced the AGT stage, it was apparent that he had captured the attention of viewers with his poise, skill and enormous talent. As part of his grand prize, Lee is now set to headline America’s Got Talent Live at the Paris Theater at Paris Las Vegas Nov. 7-10 (www.AGTVegas.com).
Lee’s initial performance which earned him the coveted Golden Buzzer from judge Gabrielle Union has broken records, making it the most watched in the show’s history, having been viewed more than 450 million times across Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
Got Talent holds the Guinness World Records title as the world’s most successful reality television format. With more than a billion global viewers, Got Talent has aired in 194 territories worldwide. Earlier this year, the first ever global brand extension, America’s Got Talent: The Champions, premiered and was the season’s No. 1 most-watched alternative series. Production for Season 2 of AGT Champions is currently underway.
America’s Got Talent was created by Simon Cowell and is co-produced by Fremantle and Syco Entertainment. Simon Cowell, Jason Raff, Sam Donnelly, Trish Kinane and Richard Wallace are the executive producers.
ABOUT SYCO ENTERTAINMENT
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 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, PRETTYMUCH and Courtney Hadwin 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,” having been commissioned in an impressive 70 territories worldwide.
America’s Got Talent airs in 186 countries around the globe and 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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