NEW YORK – In the single most important metric in today’s television landscape, FOX Sports delivers in live sports event viewing this fall across its NFL, postseason baseball and college football properties. Beginning with Week 1 of the college football season on FOX, the network has a total of 103 billion minutes-viewed, ranking 1st among sports networks with a staggering +68% advantage over second place.
“The numbers don’t lie,” said Michael Mulvihill, FOX Sports Executive Vice President, Research, League Operations & Strategy. “FOX Sports owns the Fall. We’re delivering on our promise to be the leaders in the most valuable content at the most valuable time of the year.”
When combining college football with the NFL, football on FOX amassed a total of 80.7 billion minutes-viewed, a sizable +34% gain over the next nearest competitor in 2018.
In October, when sports fans are glued to television sets across America watching postseason baseball, college football and NFL on FOX, the network owned 60% of the top 20 most-watched events in all of television for the month. With 54.2 billion minutes of live sports event viewing, FOX came out more than double the 2nd best broadcast or cable network for the month of October.
About FOX Sports
FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing 21st Century FOX’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FOX Sports includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; FS1, FS2; FOX Sports Regional Networks, their affiliated regional web sites and national programming; FOX Soccer Plus; FOX Deportes and FOX College Sports. In addition, FOX Sports also encompasses FOX Sports Digital, including FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports app. Also included in the Group are FOX’s interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network and BTN 2Go, as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.