8 December 2015

Allyson Morgan

Youngest X Factor viewers not keen on Simon Cowell


  • o% of 16-19 years say Cowell or Grimshaw is their favourite judge
  • 32% of 50-59 years like Rita Ora the most
  • 60-69 years biggest fans of Cowell

X Factor and its judges

This year, Simon Cowell brought two new judges to the show to boost the flagging ratings; but how well liked are Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw. mingle Trend asked the British public. 24% of the fans stil prefer Simon, closely followed by Cheryl and Rita. Nick comes in 4th place according to the general fans.

A closer look at the different age-groups reveal the girls are definitely more popular among the younger generation; 25% of the 16-19 years both admit they are their favourite judges. None of the youngest viewers like Simon or Nick and 50% aren't fussed on any judges. Cowell has his biggest fanbase in the 40-49 years (52%) and 60-69 years (30%), interestingly 32% of 50-59 years prefer Rita Ora.

Who is your favourite judge? Do you think the newcomers have helped to increase the show's popularity? If you could chose somone as a judge on X Factor, who would it be?

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Survey data base

Type of survey : British population between 16-69 years of age
Sample :135 British participants selected on a representative basis, who are fans of X Factor
Survey time : 27.11.2015 until 30.11.15
Method: Online survey, sample

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