'The X Factor' was not the huge hit everyone assumed it would be last year in Season 1, so Fox and Simon Cowell replaced Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger with Britney Spears and Demi Lovato for Season 2, which premiered last night. And the result is ratings that were 32 percent lower than they were for the premiere last year. Even worse for Fox, they were in second place to 'the Voice' on NBC. Third place was 'Big Brother' on CBS. 9,000,000th place was museums.
(source = la times)