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Simon Cowell Admits Expectations For X Factor Viewership A Little Too High!

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Hey! Just because it's a bona fide smash in other countries doesn't mean it won't need to find its own footing, here!

Although Simon Cowell apparently was hoping for 20 million to tune into his recently debuted US version of The X Factor, the series premiere only drew in around 12.5 million, and has since tapered off to around 12 million per episode! However, the creator of the reality competition isn't deterred, and instead is grateful to have other singing shows, like American Idol and The Voice, as competition!

He explains:

"I'm not going to lie. I wanted 20 million when we launched, but now I'm kind of back in the real world and I'm seeing this grow naturally. I'm as happy as I've ever been. We're not in Russia where you have one show. This is life. If you're competitive and it spurs you on, I kind of get excited by it."

Good attitude, sir!

And we think that now that the audition rounds are out of the way, audiences are going to start to notice what makes this show different from the others…which could lead to a climb in the ratings!

Or not!

Modern Family is a toughie to beat! LOLz!

What do U think? Are U loving X Factor??

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6 comments to “Simon Cowell Admits Expectations For X Factor Viewership A Little Too High!”

  1. 1

    Are you fucking serious. Now your saying just because it's a hit elsewhere, doesn't mean it will be one here? You were sucking his dick and getting your panties all wet while exclaiming on this blog how it was gonna be the biggest and best show ever. Your such a stupid fuck, own up to it.

  2. 2

    HEY Simon X Factor SUCKS ! WOW Simon and Paula together again HOW BORING it's so American Idol been there, done that, so i'll pass. and what gives TALENTLESS Nicole Scherzinger to judge talent when she has yet to have a successful SOLO career here ?. NICOLE MUSIC SUCKS !

  3. 3

    Touche Simon. X Factor is like soccer (I mean futbol) in the US. Not gonna make it. You were annoying on Idol and you are annoying on X Factor.

  4. 4

    I keep forgetting about this show…why put it on when Modern Family is on and WHY make it the same as AI?!

  5. 5

    How about less scripted reality television?
    How about making "amateur" talents about unknown talents instead of people who are already successful in their fields and now want more more more?
    How about changing the formula so it's not all super bad/scary VS the super awesome ones?

    It's all predictable now and people are caring less and less.

  6. 6

    haha sorry. the voice is like the most dumbest show ever. what the fuck were they thinking? christina aguilera? EW. Adam Levine? EW. Ceel Lo Green? A BIG FAT EW.their all untalented losers. American Idol and The X Factor wins Hands Down.