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Simon Cowell lifts The X Factor ratings as Doctor Who slips back | TV ratings - 30 September

1 hour ago | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

ITV shows launch episode attracts more viewers than in the past two years, as BBC series sheds 1.6 million on last week

Simon Cowells return to The X Factor delivered a minor boost to the ITV talent shows ratings on a night when one of the biggest drops in audience was suffered by BBC1s Doctor Who.

The X Factor, back for its 11th series with an (almost) all-new judging lineup Louis Walsh will always be with us attracted an average of 9.3 million viewers, a 42.3% share, between 8pm and 9.25pm on Saturday.

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'X Factor' U.K. Loses Steam Ahead of BBC Clash

2 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

After a stronger season launch on Saturday night, Simon Cowell's The X Factor U.K. on ITV on Sunday lost ratings steam ahead of a key showdown with BBC ballroom dance hit Strictly Come Dancing. Sunday night's second episode of the 11th season of X Factor averaged 8.2 million viewers, down by 1.7 million from the year-ago episode, according to overnight data. It was also down from the audience of 9.5 million viewers on Saturday, which ranked as the show's best season debut since 2011 amid Cowell's return as a judge. Some say the boost may

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The X Factor has got it right this year, but beware the army of mini-Murs

3 hours ago | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The talent may be lacking, but ratings are up thanks to the freshness of the judges dynamic and Simon Cowells new wacky uncle persona

Is 2014 the year that The X Factor finally stops being rubbish?

The X Factor is back. And for once it isnt back in the traditional Oh god, thats us effed until Christmas manner that weve all become so accustomed to. No, this time The X Factor seems to have somehow reattached itself to the hearts and minds of the British viewing public.

Saturdays episode was its most-watched series debut since 2011, when the show came swaggering back after an insanely popular year. No other show this weekend, not even Doctor Who with Daleks, could match it in terms of popularity. If things carry on this way, then whisper it The X Factor might have just staged an improbable last-minute comeback.

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Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole Returns Deliver ‘X Factor UK’ Ratings Bump

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The return of creator Simon Cowell and ousted former judge Cheryl Cole gave Saturday night's “X Factor UK” Series 11 premiere a slight ratings bump. An average 9.5 million viewers tuned in to the singing competition, which represents a 300,000 viewer increase over last year's debut and a 700,000 increase over 2012's season opener. Saturday night's airing also reached a peak viewership of 10.6 million viewers. See video: ‘X Factor UKComing to America on Axs TV ITV's “The X Factor UK” was Saturday's most watched program. It beat the second episode of BBC1's “Doctor Who,” which was watched by 5.3 million viewers. Cowell »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - The X Factor, Made in Chelsea NYC

31 August 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor: ITV, 8pm

In a change to last year's format, the closed-room auditions continue in episode two, as more groups and solo singers seek to impress the judging panel.

Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Mel B and Louis Walsh are on hand to size up the potential popstars, with host Dermot O'Leary on hand to offer words of congratulation or comfort.

Made in Chelsea NYC: E4, 9pm

Stevie and Spencer's rivalry over Billie intensifies, as Spenny takes the glamorous American out on a second date - will the nice guy finish last?

Elsewhere in NYC, Binky and Louise discover Jules's polyamorous secret and have to decide whether or not to tell Rosie the truth.

Him & Her: The Wedding: BBC Two, 10pm

A welcome BBC Two airing for the final series of BBC Three's wonderfully low-key comedy, starring Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani.

All five episodes of The »

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The X Factor returns to more than 9 million viewers on ITV

31 August 2014 2:33 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor averaged more than 9 million viewers on ITV last night (August 30), according to overnight figures.

The latest series of the singing competition - which welcomed the return of Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and added Mel B to the judging panel - premiered to 9.03m (40.9%) from 8pm, with a further 465k (2.2%) catching the show on +1.

The numbers are slightly up from the previous year's launch, which managed 8.78m.

Afterwards, The Xtra Factor with Sarah-Jane Crawford was caught by 760k (3.8%) on ITV2 (+1: 158k/1.1%).

Elsewhere on ITV, the new celebrity series of The Chase opened to 4.24m (22.2%) from 7pm, and Keith Lemon's Through the Keyhole attracted 3.69m (18.3%) from 9.25pm.

Doctor Who episode 'Into the Dalek' was watched by 5.2m (24.7%) from 7.30pm on BBC One. Earlier, Tumble continued with 2.74m (16.7%).

The National Lottery: Break the Safe managed 2.69m (21.3%) from 8.15pm, and Casualty followed afterwards with 3.91m (18.4%). Football highlights show »

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Dermot O'Leary feels under 'pressure'

31 August 2014 2:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Dermot O'Leary admits to feeling under ''pressure'' now Simon Cowell's back on 'The X Factor'. The 41-year-old presenter says having the show's boss and head judge back on the British panel after a three-year absence has made him work even harder this year. He said: ''To have him back comes with its own pressure. There's that thing of stepping it up a bit when your boss is on shift. But he's a fair boss. There's no Alex Ferguson-style hair-dryer treatment. ''The 'Mr. Nasty' thing is a bit of a misnomer, but he works hard and he's a perfectionist. He finishes a show, goes »

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Fox 2013-14 Season Ratings (updated 8/30/14)

30 August 2014 4:33 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Many of Fox's series have already been renewed for another season. What does the future hold for the rest of their TV shows? Cancelled or renewed for 2014-15? We'll have to wait and see.

New Fox shows (so far): Almost Human, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Dads, MasterChef Junior, and Sleepy Hollow.

Returning shows (so far): American Dad!, Bob's Burgers, Bones, Family Guy, Glee, The Mindy Project, New Girl, Raising Hope, The Simpsons, and The X Factor.

How does Fox decide what to cancel or renew? They look at a lot of different factors but the ratings play a very large role. The higher the ratings, the better chances a show has of surviving. Here's how the network's shows are doing so far: »

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X Factor first review: Cowell brings back sparkle, but not the talent

30 August 2014 3:45 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

It's been four years since Simon Cowell was last on the X Factor panel in the UK. In his last series, he introduced the world to One Direction, the ratings were sky high and his show was the only thing people talked about on Monday morning at work.

He returns, after having his Us version of the show flop and dumped, to find that The X Factor is no longer the dominant force in British television.

BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing now reigns supreme in the ratings war and the tabloids and British public seem more interested in melting frozen Alaskas and Mary Berry's opinion on soggy bottoms than his reunion with Cheryl Fernandez-Versini behind the judges' desk.

Series 11 of The X Factor is the biggest challenge that Cowell has faced since he first controversially launched the show, spinning off his new found superstar status on Pop Idol. »

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X Factor first review: Cowell brings back sparkle, but not the talent

30 August 2014 3:45 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

It's been four years since Simon Cowell was last on the X Factor panel in the UK. In his last series, he introduced the world to One Direction, the ratings were sky high and his show was the only thing people talked about on Monday morning at work.

He returns, after having his Us version of the show flop and dumped, to find that The X Factor is no longer the dominant force in British television.

BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing now reigns supreme in the ratings war and the tabloids and British public seem more interested in melting frozen Alaskas and Mary Berry's opinion on soggy bottoms than his reunion with Cheryl Fernandez-Versini behind the judges' desk.

Series 11 of The X Factor is the biggest challenge that Cowell has faced since he first controversially launched the show, spinning off his new found superstar status on Pop Idol. »

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The X Factor: Reece Bibby wows judges with acoustic version of 'Latch'

30 August 2014 2:17 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Teenager Reece Bibby has wowed the judges on the first episode of this year's X Factor.

The 15-year-old singer from Accrington performed an acoustic version of Disclosure's 'Latch'.

The X Factor is back, but what's happening? Launch show live blog

Before his audition, the teen said: "My dad brought me up listening to indie music - Pulp, Stone Roses, Oasis."

Bibby then launched into a performance of the hit song that had his family members in tears backstage.

"I think you're exactly what this show is about, it is young, it is fresh, it is current," Mel B said. "You're 15, you're cute. I loved it and I love everything you are."

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini added: "I love your passion and I think your voice is incredible. It was a very good audition, well done."

Simon Cowell offered a slightly harsher evaluation, saying that Bibby would have to pull out all the »

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The Xtra Factor snap review: Was Sarah-Jane Crawford any good?

30 August 2014 1:37 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

"The worst thing that could happen is it all goes wrong and you don't have a career. That's the worst thing that could happen."

As pep talks from the boss go, it seems that Simon Cowell could do with attending a few motivational speaking courses. Sarah-Jane Crawford must have been quivering in her very stylish boots after hearing those words come out of Cowell's lips while he was supposed to be wishing her luck in her first day as the new Xtra Factor host.

But if she was, she didn't show it. We're only one episode in, but Sarah-Jane already seems comfortable. She's an inspired choice for the show - cool, but not intimidating - and she slipped easily enough into the role of host.

The fact is, Sarah-Jane wasn't given an awful lot to do in the audition stages; that's always going to be the case this early on, »

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The X Factor is back: How the internet reacted to Cowell and Cole 2.0

30 August 2014 1:27 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor returned in grand style tonight (August 30), as Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Mel B and Louis Walsh met a new crop of aspiring pop stars.

Dermot O'Leary was on hand to give contestants like Blonde Electric, Amy Connelly and Charlie Jones a confidence boost before they faced the judges.

Digital Spy rounds up social media reaction to The X Factor's series premiere below:

Blonde Electric managed to both annoy and entertain the judges. Did someone say new Jedward?

Ok... I'm seriously freaking out.. So nervous about our audition on #XFactor... Butterflies in my stomach... More like moths!!!... Xo Ruby

— BlondeElectric (@BlondeElectric) August 30, 2014

Cheryl Cole's face speaks for the nation. #blondeelectric #XFactor pic.twitter.com/hEsR9RTOtq

— Digital Spy (@digitalspy) August 30, 2014

Can't wait for the Blonde Electric's "collab" with Jedward. #xfactor

Nick Levine (@mrnicklevine) August 30, 2014

As if anyone actually prefers all these boring people being all breathy »

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The X Factor is back: Social media reaction to Simon Cowell's return

30 August 2014 1:27 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor returned in grand style tonight (August 30), as Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Mel B and Louis Walsh met a new crop of aspiring pop stars.

Dermot O'Leary was on hand to give contestants like Blonde Electric, Amy Connelly and Charlie Jones a confidence boost before they faced the judges.

Digital Spy rounds up social media reaction to The X Factor's series premiere below:

Blonde Electric manage to both annoy and entertain the judges!

Ok... I'm seriously freaking out.. So nervous about our audition on #XFactor... Butterflies in my stomach... More like moths!!!... Xo Ruby

— BlondeElectric (@BlondeElectric) August 30, 2014

Cheryl Cole's face speaks for the nation. #blondeelectric #XFactor pic.twitter.com/hEsR9RTOtq

— Digital Spy (@digitalspy) August 30, 2014

Can't wait for the Blonde Electric's "collab" with Jedward. #xfactor

Nick Levine (@mrnicklevine) August 30, 2014

As if anyone actually prefers all these boring people being all breathy and earnest to Blonde Electric »

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The X Factor is back: Live blog as it happened

30 August 2014 11:53 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

It's actually time to face the music! It seems like it's been a long time coming, but finally The X Factor is back with a refreshed panel – oh hi, Simon and Cheryl; welcome Mel; and, of course, hello to Louis. We're about to find out whether this new line-up will pay off. Join Digital Spy when the show kicks off at 8pm on ITV as we bring you all the action from the first night of auditions in 2014...

21:23But that's that for tonight! Tomorrow, there will be a whole new batch of room auditions for us to laugh at and love. But what did you think about tonight's show? Did you love it? Hate it? Are the panel working for you or not working out at all? Let us know in the comments! And thanks for joining us...

21:22Anyway - that's four yeses for Mr Jay James! So »

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Keith Lemon wants X Factor's Simon Cowell for Through the Keyhole

30 August 2014 9:17 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Keith Lemon has admitted that he would like Simon Cowell's house to feature on Through the Keyhole.

The second series kicks off tonight (August 30) with panel guests including Alan Carr, Ruth Langsford and Jonathan Ross.

"I'm blowing my own trumpet, but I think this series is better than the last," Lemon told Press Association. "We went to Los Angeles to do a few houses – they were really Hollywood-style houses."

However, Lemon said that there is still one person whose home he wants to visit on the show. "Simon Cowell's would be amazing. We come on straight after The X Factor, so it would be great to do an X Factor Through The Keyhole special."

Meanwhile, the Celebrity Juice star revealed that his revamped version had received the seal of approval by previous host Loyd Grossman, who had attended a studio recording.

"I said a few choice words in »

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'X Factor' U.K. Season Debut Ratings Rise

30 August 2014 7:37 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The season opener of The X Factor in the U.K. drew stronger overnight ratings than the last two seasons' debut episodes as Simon Cowell returned as a judge on the ITV show for the first time since 2010. The 11th season launch episode on ITV1 on Saturday night drew 9.5 million viewers on average, according to overnight ratings. The show peaked with 10.6 million viewers. Last year's season premiere had attracted 9.2 million average viewers in the overnight ratings, up from 8.7 million in 2012, which had been its lowest figure since 2006. Last season's

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The X Factor video teaser previews three acts from episode one

30 August 2014 4:49 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Clips of three acts hoping to impress The X Factor judges have been released by ITV.

Blonde Electric, Chloe Jasmine and Reece Bibby's auditions have been previewed ahead of tonight's (August 30) opening episode.

Simon Cowell was unimpressed by pop duo Blonde Electric's rendition of Jessie J's 'Do it Like a Dude'.

He said: "Imagine the biggest blackboard in the world, and you've got eight people dragging their nails down it. Times ten. That's how irritating you were."

Chloe Jasmine and Reece Bibby appeared to fare better with their respective renditions of 'Black Coffee' by Ella Fitzgerald and 'Latch' by Disclosure featuring Sam Smith.

Successful acts from the opening round will face the arena auditions in front of a live audience.

The X Factor returns tonight (August 30) at 8pm on ITV. Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Mel B and Louis Walsh make up the judging panel.

The X Factor: 10 teasers »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - The X Factor, Doctor Who

30 August 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Tumble: BBC One, 6.15pm

In week four, the remaining celebs and their professional partners are looking to win a place in the semi-final - but who will succeed, who will follow Emma Samms out the door and who will take a tumble?

This week's special guests are modern circus troupe, Circulus.

Doctor Who: BBC One, 7.30pm

Peter Capaldi soars in his second outing as the Doctor, taking on the Time Lord's greatest foes in slick, sharp blockbuster adventure 'Into the Dalek'.

Encountering a 'good' Dalek with "morality as malfunction", the Doctor and Clara (the superb Jenna Coleman) are miniaturised and venture inside the creature - but what horrors lurks within?

The X Factor: ITV, 8pm

It's back - finally! Simon Cowell's reality sing-a-thon behemoth returns for its 11th series, and thankfully the man himself is back at the helm.

Cheryl Cole - now Cheryl Fernandez-Versini - is »

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Simon Cowell: Fatherhood hasn't changed judging style

30 August 2014 2:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Simon Cowell says fatherhood hasn't changed his judging style on 'The X Factor'. The 54-year-old star - who welcomed his first child with girlfriend Lauren Silverman earlier this year - claims being a father hasn't had any affect on his ability to distinguish the good auditions from the bad. Quizzed on whether fatherhood had made him more sympathetic towards poor singers, he said: ''I don't see how it could really. I mean when you've got someone who's rubbish walk in, I mean, just because you've got a baby doesn't mean that you suddenly say they're very good. ''I don't think so, no.'' Simon is »

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