Simon Cowell Set To Quit The X Factor USA?
Show supremo reportedly considering leaving as ratings collapse...
Simon Cowell is reported to be considering quitting the US version of The X Factor due to its poor ratings.
The first live show of the new series earlier this week had just 4.8 million viewers - which is nearly half the number who watch the UK version of the show, despite the much-bigger population Stateside.
And The Sun newspaper claims that SiCo is thinking about jumping ship in order to get the cost of the show down - and to allow him to return to the UK show next year.
A source said: "People have talked as if it’s all over for the US X Factor but that's not the case at all.
"It is true that ratings are down but it still does well with younger viewers. If it was to come back next year it would have a lower budget.
"Simon leaving the show would allow a cheaper panel to be introduced – and give him the time to be reunited with the British show."