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.