Simon Cowell Tried To Save X Factor From Cancellation, But His Plan Could've Made Him Look Like A Traitor!
Description:Simon Cowell wouldn't let the U.S. version of X Factor go that easily! Before FOX gave the singing competition the axe, the TV mogul very quietly tried to convince NBC to give the show a new home. While the first season cashed in an estimated $500 million thanks to super devoted fandom, by the third season the franchise lost its huge Pepsi sponsorship and only earned a measly $139 million.(0:31)