According to preliminary Nielsen ratings, an average 8.5 million Americans tuned in to watch Spears and singer Demi Lovato’s debut, alongside Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid. The episode dropped about 3.5 million viewers from the show’s 2011 opener, which is surprising given the aggressive publicity by Spears and Cowell. Spears reportedly earned $15 million to do the show.
As for “The Voice,” 10.7 million watched a third episode Wednesday.
h/t: Yahoo! TV
Britney Spears is nearing a deal to serve as judge on next season’s The X Factor, a well-placed source tells The Hollywood Reporter. Spears’ fiance, agent Jason Trawick, is negotiating the contract which could be signed as soon as next week.
Recently, reports surfaced that the pop superstar was interested in joining the panel, but according to an insider, it was show creator Simon Cowell who made the initial approach. Spears is signed to Sony Music’s RCA Records, which absorbed her original label Jive in 2011 and has exclusive music rights to X Factorartists.
Let’s go Ke$ha because I do NOT want Bitchney the Antichrist Whore to win!
Poll closes on 11.21.2011 at 12PM EST/11AM CST/9AM PST.
Let’s get rid of the radical Communist Taliban-supporting Terrorist Britney Spears by voting for Blink-182 repeatedly!
A vote for Kelly Clarkson is a vote for patriotism, while a vote for Britney Spears (or Bitchney) is a vote for siding with Commies and terrorists.
Vote for Kelly Clarkson!