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X FACTOR: AUDIENCES PREFER THE ORIGINAL

September 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Like the series premiere on Wednesday, the second night of Simon Cowell’s The X Factor produced good ratings for Fox on Thursday, but they were well below the network’s — and TV columnists’ — expectations and about half of those for American Idol. For the first 90 minutes of the two-hour telecast, they failed to beat the season debut of CBS’ The Big Bang Theory at 8:00 p.m. and the first half of the newly launched CBS drama Person of Interest at 9:00 p.m. On the other hand, X Factor did produce higher ratings than the shows that aired in the same time period on Fox a year ago. Meanwhile, Advertising Age used one made-up word to describe the reaction on the social networks to the X Factor debut — “Meh.” According to social-media monitoring firm Trendrr, while X Factor was the most buzzed-about show of the evening with a score of 105,668, ABC’s Modern Family, which received higher ratings, was close behind with 89,482 despite the fact that it aired a one-hour special versus X Factor‘s two-hour premiere.