Cowell behind Idol’s low ratings: Seacrest


American Idol host Ryan Seacrest says he believes judge Simon Cowell was the reason the show had low ratings last season.

When asked about the show’s drop in popularity he said: “Well, the knee-jerk reaction would be Simon,” reports Seacrest thinks the audience had too much of Cowell’s rudeness. “Clearly there’s an over saturation of his character,” he said.

He also pointed out that the show still has high ratings but cleared speculations that bosses want to change some of the judges on the show. He added, “That’s clearly rumour. I’m positive you can’t recreate the chemistry that we have with the group on American Idol.”