London, (ANI): X Factor supremo Simon Cowell pipped Ant and Dec to become king of the telly. Cowell was given the accolade by telly bible Broadcast. Broadcast said that 2009 ended with only one man controlling TV as Cowell"s shows Britain"s Got Talent and X Factor dominated audiences" minds throughout the year, reports The Daily Star.
The magazine said: “Joe McElderry may have triumphed in the 2009 X Factor, but there"s no disputing who was the biggest winner."
The top 20 are:
1 Simon Cowell. 2 Maxine Peake. 3 Russell Tovey. 4. Ant and Dec. 5 Simon Bird. 6 Martin Clunes. 7 Andrew Marr. 8 Ruth Wilson. 9 Idris Elba. 10 Cheryl Cole. 11 Jamie Oliver. 12 David Oyelowo. 13 Charlie Brooker. 14 Miranda Hart. 15 Michael Portillo. 16 Justin Lee Collins. 17 Richard Hammond. 18 Sophie Okonedo. 19 David Mitchell. 20 Ross Kemp.