Simon Cowell Comments on THE X FACTOR Ratings in Canadian Exclusive Interview, Airing Tonight on ETALK

- Cowell suggests "massive, massive" mistake in hunt for THE X FACTOR winner -
- Part One of the interview airs tonight at 7 p.m. ET on CTV, with Part Two airing Tuesday, Oct. 4 and Part Three airing Wednesday, Oct. 5 -

"Thank you Canada."
Simon Cowell on THE XFACTOR being the #1 new show of the Fall

TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2011 /CNW/ - Following the premiere of the #1 new program in Canada on CTV and CTV Two last week, THE X FACTOR's Simon Cowell continues to predict that his new series will ultimately give AMERICAN IDOL a run for its money. In a Canadian television exclusive with CTV's ETALK last night, Cowell also alludes to a "massive, massive mistake" made while searching for America's next big act that will need to be "sorted out." Conducted in his home by ETALK's Jessi Cruickshank, the first part of the three part exclusive interview airs tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV and at 6 p.m. ET on E!, with parts two and three airing Tuesday, Oct. 4 and Wednesday, Oct. 5 (visit and to confirm local broadcast times).

Simon Says -

On if they've found America's next big act:
"Something happened, and I won't tell you what, but there was a massive, massive mistake made in the process and we are going see if we can sort that out. But if it all goes the way I hope it will, all will come out. We are going to see if we can do something about it."

On THE X FACTOR's ratings:
"Every show we've ever launched - THE X FACTOR in the UK, AMERICAN IDOL in America - they've always opened well, but not dynamic, and overtime they've built into big shows. I always believe that this show will have IDOL numbers, and I really do, I stand by that now."

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