Fox is likely cursing out the Winter Olympics this morning... while giving thanks that it won't need to face that event for another four years.
Likely due to such competition, American Idol suffered through its least popular night of all-time on Thursday.
The reveal of the final 13 netted only 9.2 million viewers and a 2.4 rating among 18-49-year olds.
It was a slow night all around for any non-NBC network, but they (and viewers) can all take solace in a major night of new programming next Thursday...
1. Sam Woolf
Sam Woolf is a white guy with a guitar. So... he has a great shot at winning American Idol!
2. Malaya Watson
Malaya Watson is the youngest member of the final American Idol 13. She's only 16 years old.
3. Majesty Rose
Majesty Rose has the name of an American Idol winner, doesn't she? This 21-year old has advanced to the final 13.
4. Jessica Meuse
Best of luck, Jessica Meuse. This aspiring singer has done very well for herself on American Idol.
6. MK Nobilette
MK Nobilette is the first openly gay contestant on American Idol. She has advanced to the final 13.
8. Curtis Harris
Curtis Harris was a Wild Card selection on American Idol Season 13. He's now a finalist.
The Olympics: 19.9 million viewers
The Big Bang Theory rerun: 10 million/Mom rerun: 7.1 million
American Idol: 9.2 million
The Taste: 3.1 million
The Originals rerun: 910,000
Rake: 4 million
Reign rerun: 720,000
Two and a Half Men rerun: 6.5 million/The Millers rerun: 5.3 million
Scandal rerun: 2.5 million
Elementary rerun: 5.3 million