Take, for instance, X Factor creator, Simon Cowell, whose music competition show was set to premiere on that Wednesday. The British judge was apparently furious at the news that NBC decided to expand its premiere, directly competing with The X Factor.
“This is a cynical, cold-hearted, unprofessional way of doing business,” Simon said to TMZ. “The reason they’ve done this is they don’t want people to see X Factor because they’ve heard how good the series is.”
Simon views this latest scheduling adjustment as a direct attack not just on his show, but also on his latest pop diva lead, Britney Spears.
“Britney’s not going to appreciate the fact that Christina — who has been a bit of a rival — isn’t allowing Britney to have a night of her own,” he said. “These guys have really got it in for us. It’s nothing short of dirty tricks.”
Those are some harsh words, Simon. What do you guys think? Was The Voice’s scheduling change intentionally meant to hurt The X Factor? And which will you watch? Tell us below!