Despite a panel of popular judges and a painfully awkward audition from Don Philip, X Factor just couldn't beat out the The Voice, America's Got Talent or its own first season premiere in ratings!
The second season of Simon Cowell's UK import debuted with 3.5 million viewers LESS than it did last year! Only an average of 8.5 million viewers tuned in to watch this year, while NBC's The Voice attracted 10.7 million viewers at 8 p.m. and AGT got 11 million during the 9 o'clock hour.
No wonder Simon was P-I-S-S-E-D when he found out NBC was pitting their own singing competition up against his — he must have seen this coming! We sure has hell didn't!
Though, in terms of the Adults 18-49 demo, XF and The Voice TIED at number one, which gives them both something to celebrate regardless!
Maybe an adorable host like Khloe Kardashian can lure her legion of fans to help boost FOX's ratings on Wednesday nights!
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