(LOS ANGELES) -- Ryan Seacrest is the most powerful person on reality TV -- more powerful than his former colleague and frequent sparring partner on American Idol, Simon Cowell. Seacrest tops the 2011 edition of The Hollywood Reporter's "Reality Power List," which ranks television personalities, producers and executives according to factors such as their reputation and their impact on pop culture. Aside from his hosting duties on Idol, Seacrest is the producer of a number of reality series, most notably the Kardashian sisters' programs on the E! cable network.
Cowell, who was ranked first by The Hollywood Reporter the previous two years, fell to sixth place. No doubt his star will rise again this fall, when Fox premieres the U.S. incarnation of his singing competition The X Factor.
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