Blues and FOX Sports Midwest announce 2021 TV schedule
The St. Louis Blues and FOX Sports Midwest announced today the club’s 2020-21 television schedule. FOX Sports Midwest, in its 24th season as the home of the Blues, will televise 49 games. The remaining seven will air on national TV.
The season will start Wednesday, Jan. 13, when the Blues visit the Colorado Avalanche on NBCSN. FOX Sports Midwest will begin its coverage Friday, Jan. 15, when the Blues face Colorado again in the second game of the season. That game will be preceded by a special one-hour edition of the Blues Live pregame show. The Blues’ home opener at Enterprise Center on Monday, Jan. 18, will also air on FOX Sports Midwest.
John Kelly (play-by-play) and Darren Pang (analyst) will call the action on FOX Sports Midwest, with Bernie Federko as pregame, postgame and intermission analyst. Scott Warmann, Erica Weston and Andy Strickland will handle hosting and reporting duties. Blues coverage on FOX Sports Midwest starts and ends with Blues Live, the network’s in-depth pregame and postgame show.
Kelly and Pang will call home games from Enterprise Center. As they did during the NHL restart in August, they’ll call road games this season from St. Louis, using a video feed provided by the home team’s regional sports network. That video feed will be tailored for the Blues audience by the FOX Sports Midwest production team.
Fans can check FOXSportsMidwest.com and StLouisBlues.com for more information on Blues telecasts, and visit GetMyHomeTeams.com to see options for getting FOX Sports Midwest in their area. Fans who receive FOX Sports Midwest can also stream Blues telecasts on the FOX Sports GO app and at FOXSportsGO.com.
Blues local TV ratings have ranked in the top five among U.S. NHL teams each of the last seven seasons, according to Nielsen Media Research. Blues ratings increased 25% in 2019-20 and ranked No. 3 among U.S. teams.
As previously announced, NBC Sports Network will televise six regular-season Blues games to a national audience while NBC will carry one game.