Update: the crazy people weren’t crazy, but my prediction sure was. X Factor drew a 4.2 preliminary adults 18-49 rating in its two-hour debut.
The wait is over, Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul are together again on Fox. How big will the ratings be? No good ever comes from us predicting ratings, but I’m predicting it will do about as well as last season’s Simon-less and Paula-less American Idol premiere (a 9.7 adults 18-49 rating and 26.2 million viewers). Time will tell whether ‘The X Factor’ will be a big deal for Fox in the fall, but there’s no doubt (unless you’re crazy) it will be a big deal tonight.