Tonight on FOX night 2 of The X Factor USA auditions airs. 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. 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.
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. If you missed the episode you can read our full and detailed recap here!