michael jackson (bad 25 poster)*Did Spike Lee’s “Bad 25” documentary seriously bomb on ABC?

According to reports, the debut of the highly anticipated production showed only 4.2 million viewers tuned in on Thanksgiving evening.

Maybe it was the turkey hangover and the NFL – a longtime Thanksgiving day, TV favorite .

Fox network’s “The X Factor” actually raked in more viewers than “Bad 25” with 9.4 million fans; but football had a whopping 15.9 million television audience members.

The Spike Lee joint will have another chance to win over fans when it debuts on BBC2 on Saturday, December 1, at 9:45 p.m.