X Factor launch in ratings slump
30 August 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Saturday night’s show marked the debut of judges Nick Grimshaw (l) and Rita Ora, alongside regulars Cheryl Versini-Fernandez and Simon Cowell.
The number of viewers watching the opening episode of this year’s X Factor series has fallen by well over one million, in comparison to last year.
Overnight viewing figures revealed an average of 7.6 million tuned in to watch the 12th series launch, with new judges Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw.
The show dominated Saturday night TV, with nearly 40% of viewers tuning in.
An average of 8.9 million people watched the opening episode on the same weekend last year.
Last year, the talent show faced competition from BBC One’s Doctor Who, with the newly arrived Peter Capaldi.
This year, it was scheduled opposite the …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment