Month: September 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Los Angeles Rams Wide Receiver Robert Woods (17) makes a diving catch just in front of the end zone during an NFL game between the New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Rams on September 15, 2019, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

NFL on FOX Continues Ratings Growth Through Week 2

NFL on FOX Continues Ratings Growth Through Week 2

AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK delivers 23,336,000 viewers

  • Sunday’s most-watched telecast for second consecutive week
  • Up +11% over last year’s comparable window (21,029,000 viewers)

Season-to-date, the NFL ON FOX is averaging 19,081,000 viewers

  • Best start to the season since 2016
  • Up +7% over last year (17,865,000 viewers)

Pregame shows continue to post strong gains

  • FOX NFL KICKOFF: Up +16% over last year (1,352,000 vs. 1,168,000 viewers)
  • FOX NFL SUNDAY: Up +18% over last year (5,516,000 vs. 4,674,000 viewers

Umaga gloats to the throngs of fans after having brutally defeated his opponent during a WWE Smackdown event at Rose Garden arena in Portland. (Photo by Chris Ryan/Corbis via Getty Images)

FOX Sports Preps for FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN’s Big Move with WWE Moving Truck Tour Across America


Los Angeles – In anticipation of the network debut of FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN on Friday, Oct. 4, FOX Sports is hitting the road to help the WWE’s Superstars on their big move.

FOX Sports’ WWE moving truck is decorated with images of WWE Superstars and contains all the essentials for the bicoastal move – folding tables, metal chairs, Championship Titles and all. WWE Superstars will also make appearances at each stop including Seth Rollins, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Booker T and more.

The tour kicked off on Sunday, Sept. 15, at WWE Clash of Champions in Charlotte, N.C., and makes 15 additional stops en route to its final destination of Los Angeles on Friday, Oct. 4 for the premiere of FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN on FOX.

The truck drops in on some of sports’ major moments – from MLB on FOX’s St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs matchup on Thursday, Sept. 19, to college football’s BIG NOON SATURDAY contest between Michigan and Wisconsin on Saturday, Sept. 21, and a pair of NFL on FOX matchups, Oakland Raiders at Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Sept. 22 and Carolina Panthers at Houston Texans on Sunday, Sept. 29.

In addition, the tour will stop at several FOX affiliate morning shows in Austin, TX, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, MO, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Phoenix, San Diego and Washington.

The full WWE moving truck tour is below:

Date City Event
Sunday, Sept. 15 Charlotte, NC WWE Clash of Champions
Tuesday, Sept. 17 Washington
Wednesday, Sept. 18 Detroit
Thursday, Sept. 19 Chicago MLB on FOX

St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs

Friday, Sept. 20 Chicago
Saturday, Sept. 21 Madison, WI BIG NOON SATURDAY

Michigan at Wisconsin

Sunday, Sept. 22 Minneapolis NFL on FOX

Oakland Raiders at Minnesota Vikings

Monday, Sept. 23 Minneapolis
Wednesday, Sept. 25 Kansas City, MO
Friday, Sept. 27 Dallas
Sunday, Sept. 29 Houston NFL on FOX

Carolina Panthers at Houston Texans

Monday, Sept. 30 Houston
Austin, TX
Wednesday, Oct. 2 Phoenix
Thursday, Oct. 3 San Diego
Friday, Oct. 4 Los Angeles
Rob Stone, Brady Quinn, Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart and Urban Meyer on BIG NOON KICKOFF

Cast of BIG NOON KICKOFF Travels to Coliseum for No. 10 Utah at USC Friday Night

New FOX Sports College Football Pregame Show is Live on Location for First Time this Season

NEW YORK – The full cast of BIG NOON KICKOFF, FOX Sports’ new college football pregame show, hits the road for the first time this season, heading to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Friday evening for No. 10 Utah at USC on FS1.

Host Rob Stone and analysts Brady Quinn, Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart and Urban Meyer present a one-hour pregame show, plus halftime and post-game coverage, from the field beginning at 8:00 PM ET. Play-by-play announcer Joe Davis, analyst Brock Huard and reporter Bruce Feldman call the action once the Trojans and Utes kick off at 9:00 PM ET.

Friday’s pregame show also includes a piece on Alex Llauro, an honorary member of the USC Trojans. An eighth grader, Llauro was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in 2011 and became an honorary Trojan over the summer. Also on Friday’s pregame show, Quinn returns to the Notre Dame campus to talk with quarterback Ian Book and head coach Brian Kelly in advance of the Fighting Irish’s matchup vs. Georgia over the weekend.


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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 15: Running back Todd Gurley #30 of the Los Angeles Rams scores a touchdown in the third quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 15, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

America’s Game of the Week Scores Back-to-Back Win as Top-Rated NFL Telecast of the Weekend

America’s Game of the Week Scores Back-to-Back Win as Top-Rated NFL Telecast of the Weekend

Rams victory over the Saints led AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK to a 15.8/32 metered market rating

  • Top-rated NFL telecast of the weekend
  • Up +13% over last year’s comparable window (14.0/28)

Regional game delivers strong week 2 performance (11.4/25)

  • Network’s best performance for a regional game since 2013
  • Up +21% over last year’s comparable window (9.4/21)

FOX NFL SUNDAY posts a steady increase (4.0/11)

  • Up +18% over last year (3.4/9)

Umaga gloats to the throngs of fans after having brutally defeated his opponent during a WWE Smackdown event at Rose Garden arena in Portland. (Photo by Chris Ryan/Corbis via Getty Images)

WWE Draft Set for FOX and USA Network on October 11 and 14

The destiny of WWE’s Superstars will be determined during a two-night draft taking place live on FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN on October 11 at 8:OO PM pm ET on the FOX broadcast network and “Monday Night Raw on October 14 at 8 pm ET on USA Network.

On both nights of the draft, Superstars from Raw and SmackDown will appear along with personalities from FOX and NBCUniversal programming who will announce select picks from each brand. The draft will determine the Superstars that compete for Raw and SmackDown, which feature distinct casts, unique storylines and dedicated writing teams.

FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN on October 11 will emanate from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas while “Monday Night Raw” on October 14 will take place at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

Raw and SmackDown are the #1 and #2 longest-running weekly episodic television shows in U.S. primetime history. The programs have aired more original episodes than The Simpsons, Gunsmoke, Lassie and Monday Night Football.

Raw will continue airing on USA Network while SmackDown moves to FOX beginning Friday, October 4.

08 October 2016:  Brutus the Buckeye shows his spirit for his team prior to the start of the game between the Indiana Hoosiers and the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Khris Hale/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

FOX College Football Continues to Win at Noon

No. 6 Ohio State’s 51-10 win over Indiana drew a 2.5 metered market rating, the highest-rated college football game at Noon ET.

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 22: Former Michigan Wolverines and NFL star Charles Woodson prior to the Michigan Wolverines versus Nebraska Cornhuskers game on Saturday September 22, 2018 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, MI. (Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Heisman Winner, Super Bowl Champion Charles Woodson Contributes to BIG NOON KICKOFF, FOX NFL KICKOFF and FOX NFL SUNDAY

Woodson Makes BIG NOON KICKOFF Debut Next Saturday Prior to Michigan at Wisconsin on FOX

NEW YORK – National and Super Bowl champion Charles Woodson joins FOX Sports’ BIG NOON KICKOFF, FOX NFL KICKOFF and FOX NFL SUNDAY for select appearances this season. One of the game’s most decorated players at the collegiate and professional levels, Woodson makes his debut next weekend.

On Saturday, Sept. 21, Woodson joins BIG NOON KICKOFF host Rob Stone and analysts Brady Quinn, Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart and Urban Meyer at 11:00 AM ET on FOX prior to BIG NOON SATURDAY featuring Michigan at Wisconsin. A two-time All-American, Woodson led the Wolverines to an undefeated season and National Championship in 1997, the same year he became the only individual to win the Heisman Trophy while playing significant minutes on both sides of the ball.

The following day, Woodson makes appearances on FOX NFL KICKOFF with host Charissa Thompson and analysts Tony Gonzalez, Michael Vick, Dave Wannstedt and Colin Cowherd at 11:00 AM ET, and FOX NFL SUNDAY with co-hosts Curt Menefee and Terry Bradshaw and analysts Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson and Michael Strahan at 12:00 PM ET. Among the many accolades he earned over 18 years with the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers, Woodson was the 2009 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, 1998 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, won Super Bowl XLV with the Packers and was honored with the NFL’s 2015 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award.

Woodson will make select additional appearances on the programs throughout the college and NFL seasons, including the biggest rivalry in NCAA football, as Michigan hosts Ohio State on Saturday, Nov. 30.



FOX Deportes Airs Debut Crixus MMA Event Monday September 16

FOX Deportes Airs Debut Crixus MMA Event Monday September 16

Tijuana card to exclusively feature Latin American fighters

LOS ANGELES – FOX Deportes airs the debut event of Crixus MMA Monday, September 16 at 9:00 PM ET.

Mexico’s Erick “Perry” Montaño and Costa Rica’s Sydney Machado headline the card taking place at the Plaza de Toros in Tijuana.

Also featured at the top of the card are featherweight matches between Carlos “Changuito” Calvo and Manuel “El Loco” Torres of Tijuana and Mexico’s Carlos Briseño and Sebastian “Pitbull” Piedrahita Orozco of Colombia.

Named after a historic Roman gladiator, the new Mexico-based MMA organization features fighters and events exclusively from Latin America.

FOX Deportes is set to air four more Crixus MMA events throughout 2019 with upcoming cards taking place in Mexico and Colombia.

All Crixus MMA broadcasts are also streamed on the FOX Sports App.  Fans can also visit and follow FOX Deportes on TwitterInstagram and Facebook for results, highlights and more.

Spanish version:

FOX Deportes transmite el primer evento de Crixus MMA el Lunes 16 de Septiembre

La cartelera de Tijuana cuenta exclusivamente con peleadores de Latinoamérica

LOS ÁNGELES – FOX Deportes presenta la primera cartelera de Crixus MMA el lunes, 16 de septiembre a las 9:00 PM, hora del Este.

La pelea entre el mexicano Erick “Perry” Montaño y el costarricense Sydney Machado encabeza la cartelera que se lleva acabo en la Plaza de Toros de Tijuana.

También se destacan en la función peleas de peso pluma entre el costarricense Carlos “Changuito” Calvo y el tijuanense Manuel “El Loco” Torres y Carlos Briseño de México y Sebastián “Pitbull” Piedrahita Orozco de Colombia.

Llevando el nombre de un gladiador romano histórico, la nueva organización basada en México presenta eventos y peleadores exclusivamente de Latino América.

FOX Deportes transmite un total de cuatro eventos mas de Crixus MMA en 2019 con carteles en México y Colombia.

Todas las transmisiones de Crixus MMA de FOX Deportes se puede ver también por el App de FOX Sports. Los fanáticos pueden visitar y seguir FOX Deportes en TwitterInstagram and Facebook para cobertura de los eventos, videos y más.


AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK Continues Position as Television’s #1 Program

AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK Continues Position as Television’s #1 Program

AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK delivers 23,904,000 viewers

  • Sunday’s most watched nfl telecast
  • Most-watched telecast of any kind since this year’s Academy Awards
  • Best week 1 performance since 2016

FOX NFL KICKOFF has best ever start to the season

  • 1,426,000 viewers, up +22% over last year (1,170,000 viewers)

FOX NFL SUNDAY posts best start to the season since 2016

  • 5,202,000 viewers, up +7% over last year (4,843,000 viewers)


Saturday Night’s Spence Jr. vs. Porter PBC COUNTDOWN Episode Most-Watched in 2019

Saturday Night’s Spence Jr. vs. Porter PBC COUNTDOWN Episode Most-Watched in 2019

Saturday Night’s PBC COUNTDOWN: ERROL SPENCE JR. VS. SHAWN PORTER scored 604,000 viewers on FOX, according to Nielsen Media Research.

  • Best performance of a PBC COUNTDOWN telecast in 2019
  • 2nd overall in FOX series (705,000 on 12/8/2018)