Thursday, April 18, 2024

“X Factor” Returns And Loses 2 Million Viewers Since Before World Series


Oh gosh, the poor ” X Factor.” Before the World Series, Simon Cowell’s show on Fox was averaging 6.5 million viewers. And that was on a good night. Most of them were my age (over 49) and just didn’t have the energy to get up and change the channel.

Last week, “X Factor” returned after its time out on the mound. On Tuesday October 30th the show had 4.76 million fans from 8 to 10pm. At 9pm “The Voice” came on and scored over 11 million peeps. Oy vey! Mark Burnett must have called in help from “The Bible.” Because the trouncing was biblical.

Last night, Wednesday, “The X Factor” declined more, to 4.51 mil. It was beaten by just about everything except the nightly farm report. Even “Law & Order SVU” knocked it off between 9 and 10pm.

Tonight: Selena Gomez is a guest star. I don’t know if that will help. It’s like three months too late. The “Royals” singer Lorde is the star of the week. Selena Gomez is so pre-World Series. Around noon EST Friday we’ll know if Selena helped. Otherwise, I think “X Factor” may need Megyn Kelly as a guest judge if it wants to return.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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