10/18/2012 08:15 am ET Updated Oct 18, 2012

'The X Factor': Baseball Rain Delay Causes Fox To Air Only Half Of The Top 16 Reveal Episode (VIDEO)

Baseball fans may have been wondering if it was a good idea when Fox started airing their scheduled episode of "The X Factor" this week. After all, Game 3 of the NLCS was in the middle of a rain delay, and weather reports made it pretty clear the game would be finished that night. And it was -- right in the middle of the two-hour episode of "The X Factor."

The situation was even worse for fans of "The X Factor" who didn't care about the postseason match-up between the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals. Fox cut off the episode after the first hour and went back to the baseball game, leaving the reveal of the Top 16 contestants who would make it to the live shows incomplete.

At least two of the categories got to finish their reveals: Britney Spears' Teens and L.A. Reid's Over 25s. Only four of the remaining six contestants in each category would move on to the Live Shows.

For Britney, those four were Diamond White, Carly Rose Sonnenclar, Arin Ray and Beatrice Miller. L.A. selected David Correy, Jason Brock, Tate Stevens and Vino Alan. That meant it was the end of the road for Teens James Tanner and Reed Deming, while the Over 25s category said goodbye to Daryl Black and Tara Simon.

For the remaining picks, fans will have to wait until Tuesday, October 23 at 8 p.m. ET when Fox will re-air this episode in its entirety. The live shows will kick off after the World Series, meaning the exact return date will depend on how many games the Fall Classic goes.

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