The X Factor USA premiere week continues with the second nights of auditions. The new season dawned on us last night with much fanfare last night and gave us some of the most interesting performers If you missed the episode you can read our full and detailed recap here!
Last night, The X-Factor went up against The Voice’s strong third season. In this, the first ratings war of the new television trimester, The X-Factor unfortunately lost out to The Voice in viewership figures. The Voice drew 10.7 million viewers during its episode and The X-Factor drew only 7.5 million viewers during its first hour. Both shows were expected to lose one point from their respective ratings, mostly due to competing against one another in the same time slot. In The X-Factor’s defense, it was a new season with brand new judges and viewers are a bit nitpicky when it comes to new faces. The Voice, however, had some of its most memorable contestants in the history of the series last night, so we hand it to Mark Burnett for bringing the weapons of mass destruction. The X-Factor tied up with The Voice during its second hour, when The Voice’s third blind auditions finished and the episode came to a close. The X-Factor was unfortunately down by 21% compared to its first season premiere.
Tonight’s The X-Factor USA episode will have to bring out the big guns as the auditions move to a new city with brand new tears, faces and scary contestants. It promises to be more exhilarating, more emotional and more exquisite. We saw during the first episode that this season promises to change the way we watch reality television, especially with the acerbic responses from the judges and the not so goody-two-shoes Britney Spears. Luckily for The X-Factor, it will lead into Glee’s much anticipated fourth season tonight, so the lead-in might kick up a dust storm surrounding the viewership numbers.
Stay tuned for a full live recap of tonight’s episode, followed by our live recap of Glee afterwards. We will keep you up to date on all X-Factor news, reviews and spoilers and make sure to check back here regularly for more information on your favourite television shows! So don’t forget to come back to this spot at 8PM for our live recap of The X Factor USA Season 1 Episode 2 recap at 8PM EST!