Wednesday, May 29, 2024

UPDATE: “X Factor” EX-Hausted: Thursday Ratings Plummet, Even with Selena Gomez


Last night’s “X Factor” should have perked up the ratings from Wednesday. Alas, it was not the case. The Simon Cowell hosted program pulled in a frighteningly low 3.64 million viewers, down a million from Wednesday. This was even with Selena Gomez appearing on the show. But she didn’t sing because “X Factor” on Thursday was really a do-over from Wednesday. A technical glitch cancelled all the registered votes. Things are going wrong big time. Is “X Factor” ex-hausted? It sure seems that way. It finished 12th for the evening. It was also wiped out from 9-10pm by NBC’s competing show “The Voice.”

Here’s a video from last night. Honestly, though, how any one can stand this kind of singing anymore is beyond me. I guess I was ruined by last night’s Ronnie Wood-Mick Taylor show. If someone put this “Titanium” on a mixtape for me, I’d be insulted.

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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