Although X Factor won some age demos in its premiere, it only drew 12.5M viewers in the US. To give you an idea, Jersey Shore attracted 10M viewers in its premiere this season and it is not on free television. In the number of viewers, X Factor lost to CSI, Criminal Minds, and Modern Family and this was for X Factor's premiere. It did about half the numbers American Idol does. Simon said unless 20M people watched he would be disappointed. And he should be because I have never seen so much hype or advertising for a show before. To have all that behind you and still only get those kinds of numbers show me the world is getting tired of singing or talent shows. How many different ways can you do it? I think X Factor would have done better if they had started before The Voice. The problem is that show was unique and kind of filled the gap along with America's Got Talent until the new season of Idol begins. I watched some of the premiere and it was ok, but it was nothing I had not seen before. Did you like it?