"X Factor" performed "within our expectations," said Mike Darnell, Fox's president of alternative entertainment. "The reality is there were crazy expectations out in the world. I don't know why it got that way. By any measure of success for television, it was a success."
Darnell said that after major changes on "Idol" last year with the additions of Tyler and Lopez and some revamping of the middle weeks of the competition, this year there will be relatively minor tweaks.