Simon Cowell, if you're reading this, you may need to brace yourself with a lot of Diet Pepsi!
We practically had a heart attack after it was reported that Demi Lovato would be leaving X Factor, and now it comes out that last night's performance finale was the lowest rated regular Wednesday episode in its entire run!
If we were Simon, we'd pop out of our tightly fitted tee shirt with RAGE…just like the Hulk!
SRSLY this is not a good week for Simon, Paulina Rubio, and Kelly Rowland!
X Factor only earned a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which was still a little more than their pre-Thanksgiving episode, but that was listed as a "special."
While the show is losing Demi so she can focus on her music, it lost the rating's battle to Barbara Walters Presents: 10 Most Fascinating People, which hit a personal high by fascinating the most viewers in three years!
Oh, Babs, you television juggernaut you! She's still got it!
Although with talk that Simon wants Miley Cyrus to become a judge, we don't foresee X Factor having any trouble with finding viewers ever again if that becomes a reality.
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