American Idol Season 6 begins tonight

Season Six of American Idol
Fox, Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 p.m.

Last year, 64 million votes were cast over the phones, more votes than for any U.S. president.

According to this article, the franchise is valued at $2.5 billion, the same as the GDP of Moldova, Europe's poorest country.

So many products have come out of of this show! Did you know there's even an American Idol magazine?