There's momentum picking up on the possibility that the very busy Simon Cowell may ditch AI in favor of an easier schedule back in the UK with shows like Fear Factor and Britain's Got Talent (Highly recommended, BTW)
Can't imagine AI without Cowell and if AI was concerned about ratings, this is one piece of the puzzle that could really hurt the show I think if it went missing.
Here's a quote from him in the Daily Mail:
: "I don't want to come over as whiney because I am very grateful that I have got these jobs," he said. "But there is a point where I am not sure we can keep this schedule up. ... Most people do one show a year and I do three and they involve a lot of traveling. One may have to go. I don't know which one. That is the problem, I like all of them. I can't imagine not doing 'Britain's Got Talent' and I can't imagine not doing 'X Factor.' But I guess 'American' is more likely to go because I have got one year under contract. Maybe that will be the end."
Could also be angling for a pay raise but 4 times a week traveling across the Atlantic?...Kinda insane, regardless of the money.