FOX Chairman on ‘American Idol’: Missing Engaging Contestants

When was the last time you tuned in to American Idol and then purchased the winner's debut single or album? For some people it has been years and FOX Chairman and CEO, Peter Rice, is aware of that.

Discussing the show, he says is "aging gracefully," Rice told press at the Television Critics Association Press Tour that they have failed to find a group of contestants that have captured America's attention in some time.

"We haven't found in the last two years a group of kids who've captured the imagination of the public," said Rice.

Looking forward to the next season, and possible change, he went on to say that more focus has been placed on the judges, which is not where it should be.

As widely reported, "American Idol" had its lowest rated season finale to date this year, trailing even further behind competing series like "The Voice " (NBC).

"American Idol" returns January 2015 on FOX.