'The X Factor' schedule bumped up due to World Series' quick conclusion
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/30/2012
The X Factor schedule has changed due to baseball once again -- however, this time it's a good thing.
Fox has announced it has bumped The X Factor's first two live broadcasts up to Wednesday and Thursday and they will air October 31 at 8-10:07PM ET/PT and November 1 at 8-10PM ET/PT.
The two second-season The X Factor broadcasts were originally scheduled to air on Thursday and Sunday night because Fox had intended to air Game 6 of the World Series on Wednesday night. However, the seven-game series ended with the San Francisco Giants sweeping the Detroit Tigers in four games on Sunday night -- resulting in Fox rearranging its programming schedule for this week.
The change marks the second time Major League Baseball's playoffs impacted The X Factor's second-season broadcast schedule. Earlier this month, the announcement of the Top 16 acts ended up being preempted and partially rescheduled due to a rain delay during Fox's broadcast of Game 3 of the National League Championship Series.