X Factor Premiere: No Match for American Idol in Ratings!
All of those Simon Cowell boasts aboutX Factor being bigger than American Idolfell majorly flat last night. The formerAmerican Idoljudge’s new project just isn’t hitting its notes; X Factor premiered to 12.5 million viewers. This doesn’t come close to being “bigger” than Idol — the Season 10 opener clocked in at 26.2 million viewers.
And boy, did he have high hopes for the premiere: Simon toldThe Hollywood Reporter that anything less than 20 million viewers would be a “disappointment.” We’d hate to be around Mr. Crankypants Cowell today!