The X Factor Doesn’t Factor Into Great Ratings

Rather shockingly, the very, very, very hyped debut of “The X Factor” on Fox delivered a disappointing 8.7 rating, only half of what “American Idol” debuted with this past January. ¬†Executive producer Simon Cowell desperately wants to beat “Idol” in the ratings battle, but that looks like a difficult battle now. ¬†Look for even tighter t-shirts on Simon and even crazier rants from Paula as they look for any ratings advantage.

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