London: ‘X Factor’ star Simon Cowell has been telling his friends he fears the number of good acts on ‘Britain’ Got Talent’ are “drying out”.
Cowell, 50, was overheard confessing to friends that he felt that "the pond had been fished dry", reports the Mirror.
The success of Susan Boyle last year and several dance acts attracted 19.2million viewers for the final and enabled ITV to make millions in ad deals.
But on Saturday the show got its lowest ratings of the new run with an average of only 9.5 million tuning in, almost three million lower than on the start of the series.
"With well over 10 million people watching every episode this year, Britain’s Got Talent is by far the most popular programme on a Saturday night," said an ITV spokesman.