Due to a massive rain delay that pushed Fox’s coverage of the American League Championship Series Game 4 into primetime, the network has opted to scrap the two-hour X Factor that was set to air this Wednesday night, in all markets.
Instead, the next phase of The X Factor will roll out Thursday, starting at 8/7c, and then (D’oh!) Sunday from 8 to 10 pm (if the ALCS does not go seven games).
As for tonight: West Coast viewers will get an “encore” broadcast of previous X Factor antics, while the rest of us get America’s pastime.
This marks the second time this week that post-season hardball has played havoc with Fox’s primetime line-up. On Monday, the ALCS Game 2’s extra-innings match-up forced Terra Nova and House back an hour, negatively impacting both shows’ ratings performance.