New ‘X Factor’ Panel Fails To Attract Viewers, Talent Show Debuts With Series Low Ratings

Sep 12th, 2013 // 2 Comments
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Simon Cowell can’t seem to find the winning formula for X Factor. The talent show struggled against The Voice last year (despite the addition of Britney Spears to the judging panel) and again struggled to find viewers last night. It drew an audience of 6.2 million — a 36% fall from the previous season.

X Factor ratings tend to increase when the show transitions to live eliminations but this isn’t an auspicious beginning for new judges Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio. It will be interesting to see how The Voice fares in comparison when it returns later this month. Perhaps Americans are finally getting tired of talent shows in general.

Why is X Factor failing to connect? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

[Via Variety].


  1. dan

    It’s because the judges are irrelevant. Unless you’re a fan of one of these girls, you’re not watching them. And I do think it’s an old redundant formula. When you already know what happens, how the show works, what to expect and what the ending will be like, it’s just kinda something to watch if the TV was already on.

  2. paulina es el sazon que estaba esperando mas que el raiting en usa preguntense a cuantos mas paises venderan y llegaran me encanto el programa!

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