Search

X Factor ratings slump as bosses blame ‘hottest day’

11:57 20 August 2012

X Factor

X Factor's Louis Walsh PIC: Ian West/PA Wire

‘X Factor’ bosses saw ratings plunge by 3.4 million as the new series began, last weekend.

Judges Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh, Tulisa Contostavlos and Nicole Scherzinger failed to pull in the audience ratings.

Instead they sunk to the lowest ebb for an opening episode since 2006.

An average of 8.1 million people tuned in - down by a third on last year.

The alarming dive had show chiefs scrambling for explanations - blaming the slump on weather conditions.

“The X Factor launched on the hottest day of the year, and its audience was still over double that of the next nearest programme. We have a great series ahead, with some fantastic talent to look forward to.”

Latest News

13:30
Picture: Lucas Allen/Getty Images.

The walks are coordinated by Dartford Borough Council.

06:00
Smoky Exhaust Pipe

The toxic cloud from the Continent was on part of the story

Yesterday, 11:34
Picture: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

It is part of a £4m scheme to deliver home energy efficiency.

Fri, 16:54
Dartford Crossing

Motorists are advised to expect delays

Fri, 15:41
Ann Barnes, Kent Police and Crime Commissioner

The Kent Police and Crime Commissioner says she’s ‘determined’ to ensure victims of crime get the best support

Fri, 14:29
Dartford Crossing

The new system should make journeys quicker and safer for all motorists

Most read

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Gravesend Reporter e-edition today E-edition