American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe has said that Idol will still be the No.1 TV show in American when The X Factor is on.

The X Factor will launch next year on FOX, the same channel which American Idol airs on. American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe has said that he doesn’t feel that there is any pressure on Idol. Speaking to the NY Post, Lythgoe said

“There’s so much pressure for him to get it right, and everyone’s talking about it.”

He went on to say “We’re the No. 1 show on TV right now, and we’ll still be No. 1 in the country next year [when ‘The X Factor’ premieres]…there’s a lot resting on Simon’s shoulders.”

The American version of The X Factor will be shown on ITV 2 next year. Lythgoe was a judge on ITV’s Popstars back in 2000.

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