Simon Cowell on why 'The X Factor' isn't a ratings giant: 'I think I probably came here a bit too cocky'


It's been a strong, but not stellar, first year for "The X Factor." The singing competition with a $5 million grand prize wasn't expected to beat out the juggernaut that is "American Idol" in terms of ratings. But the fact that a show featuring proven talent like Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul couldn't score higher ratings than NBC's "The Voice" was a shocker to many.With the finale on the horizon, Cowell reflects on the first season of his new show during a Monday (Dec. 19) press conference. Here's what the meanest man on TV had to say...On mistakes he made: "I think I probably came here a bit too cocky. But I'm cocky by nature. I'd come off the back of a massive final [of "The X Factor"] in the U.K., had the adrenaline, couldn't wait to put the show on here. And it's going to take a little bit longer than I thought."On what...


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