Month: October 2019

Urban Meyer on BIG NOON KICKOFF

FOX Goes Big For Wisconsin-Ohio State

BIG NOON KICKOFF Originates Live from the Horseshoe at 11:00 AM ET on Saturday, Oct. 26

NEW YORK – A clash between Big Ten Conference powerhouses takes place on the big stage Saturday, Oct. 26, as No. 4 Ohio State hosts No. 6 Wisconsin at 12:00 PM ET on FOX. Coverage begins at 11:00 AM ET with a special edition of BIG NOON KICKOFF live from Ohio Stadium.

Host Rob Stone and analysts Brady Quinn, Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart and former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer are live from the field with the latest news and analysis from around the sport. Once the game kicks off, FOX Sports lead college football broadcasters Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt and Jenny Taft call the action.

BIG NOON KICKOFF presents pregame, halftime and postgame coverage from behind the end zone at the southwest tunnel of the stadium. Saturday’s show also features the latest feature from Emmy Award-winning reporter Tom Verducci on one of college football’s most enduring traditions – Ohio State’s dotting of the “i.”

This weekend, FOX Sports’ college football coverage continues with a BIG NOON SATURDAY matchup between No. 5 Oklahoma and West Virginia on FOX. Coverage begins at 11:00 AM ET with BIG NOON KICKOFF.

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FOX Sports Announces Programming Changes on FS1, FS2, FOX Deportes and BTN Due to ALCS Rainout

ALCS Games 4 and 5 Shift to Thursday and Friday; No. 4 Ohio State at Northwestern College Football Moves to BTN

NEW YORK – Impending weather in the New York City area forced the postponement of Game 4 of the ALCS between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees, resulting in several programming changes across FS1, FS2, FOX Deportes and BTN.

Game 4 of the ALCS will be played Thursday, Oct. 17, at 8:00 PM ET, forcing Game 5 of the series to Friday, Oct. 18, at 7:00 PM ET. All ALCS contests are televised on FS1.

The college football game between No. 4 Ohio State and Northwestern, scheduled for Friday on FS1, is now televised exclusively on BTN at 8:30 PM ET. FOX Sports broadcasters Joe Davis, Brock Huard and Bruce Feldman remain on the call.

Programming originally scheduled Friday evening on BTN, No. 6 Indiana at No. 25 Maryland men’s soccer (6:30 PM ET) and No. 17 Illinois at No. 6 Wisconsin women’s volleyball (9:00 PM ET) moves to FS2.

A revised schedule for Thursday, Oct. 17, and Friday, Oct. 18, is below.

DATE PROGRAM TIME NETWORK
Thursday, Oct. 17 MLB ON FS1 PREGAME 7:00 PM ET FS1
MLB DEPORTES PREGAME 7:30 PM ET FS2
FOX NFL THURSDAY 7:30 PM ET FOX
TNF PREGAME (Spanish) 7:30 PM ET FOX Deportes
American League Championship Series presented by Geico

Game 4: Houston Astros at New York Yankees

8:00 PM ET FS1
American League Championship Series presented by Geico

Game 4: Houston Astros at New York Yankees (Spanish)

8:00 PM ET FS2
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRESENTED BY BUD LIGHT PLATINUM: Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos 8:20 PM ET FOX
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRESENTED BY BUD LIGHT PLATINUM: Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos (Spanish) 8:20 PM ET FOX Deportes
MLB ON FS1 POSTGAME 11:00 PM ET FS1
WWE BACKSTAGE (REPLAY) 12:00 AM ET FS1
Friday, Oct. 18 MLB ON FS1 PREGAME 6:00 PM ET FS1
MLB DEPORTES PREGAME 6:00 PM ET FOX Deportes
Big Ten Men’s Soccer:

Indiana at Maryland

6:30 PM ET FS2
American League Championship Series presented by Geico

Game 5: Houston Astros at New York Yankees

7:00 PM ET FS1
American League Championship Series presented by Geico

Game 5: Houston Astros at New York Yankees (Spanish)

7:00 PM ET FOX Deportes
FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN 8:00 PM ET FOX
Big Ten Football:

Ohio State at Northwestern

8:30 PM ET BTN
Big Ten Women’s Volleyball:

Illinois at Wisconsin

9:00 PM ET FS2
MLB ON FS1 POSTGAME 10:00 PM ET FS1

–FOX SPORTS–

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WWE BACKSTAGE Special Preview Airs Tonight Following Astros -Yankees ALCS Game 3 on FS1

WWE Superstars Paige and Christian Join Host Renee Young and Analyst Booker T

Special Appearance from Five-Time MLB All-Star and WWE Superfan Adam Jones

WWE Legends Shawn Michaels and Sting Break Down Their Favorite Match of All Time

Los Angeles – Before WWE BACKSTAGE officially debuts on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 11:00 PM ET on FS1, FOX Sports offers a sneak peek of the show tonight following the conclusion of ALCS Game 3 between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees on FS1.

Host Renee Young and studio analyst Booker T are joined by WWE Superstar Paige, whose life story inspired the hit movie “Fighting With My Family,” and WWE Superstar Christian on the panel to discuss all things WWE, including insights and analysis from the conclusion of the WWE Draft.

WWE Legends Shawn Michaels and Sting join the show to break down their favorite match of all time. In addition, five-time MLB All-Star and WWE superfan Adam Jones appears in studio with the WWE BACKSTAGE crew.

Young also sits down with former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and former WWE Champion Rey Mysterio to discuss the UFC standout’s transition to WWE and upcoming match against Brock Lesnar with the WWE Championship on the line.

Tune in to this special preview of WWE BACKSTAGE, following the conclusion of ALCS Game 3 on FS1, with first pitch at 4:08 ET.

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Red River Showdown on FOX is Saturday’s Most-Watched Sporting Event

FOX’s BIG NOON SATURDAY Pulls in Rivalry Game’s Best Viewership in a Decade
BIG NOON KICKOFF Draws Season-High Numbers

NEW YORK – No. 6 Oklahoma’s 34-27 win over No. 11 Texas in the Red River Showdown pulled in 7,252,000 viewers Saturday on FOX, according to Nielsen Media Research. The game is the most-watched sporting event of the day and FOX’s most-watched college football game of the season.

Viewership for the 2019 Red River Showdown is up +29% over last year’s last-second thriller and is the rivalry game’s best television performance since 2009. The matchup is also FOX Sports’ most-watched Big 12 game ever, the network’s fifth most-watched regular-season college football game all-time, and the third most-watched college football game on any network so far this season. Overall, college football viewership on FOX is up +27% over a season ago, while viewership for college football on FOX in the Noon ET window is up +30% year-over-year.

Prior to the game, FOX presented a special edition of BIG NOON KICKOFF live from the State Fair of Texas. The program averaged 1,242,000 viewers over two hours, including a season-high 1,684,000 viewers during the 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET hour.

FOX Sports’ college football coverage continues as No. 4 Ohio State visits Northwestern on Friday on FS1. Pregame coverage begins at 7:30 PM ET. The following day, No. 5 Oklahoma welcomes West Virginia for a BIG NOON SATURDAY clash beginning at 11:00 AM ET with BIG NOON KICKOFF on FOX.

–FOX SPORTS–

About FOX Sports
FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing Fox Corporation’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, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports arm of the FOX Network as well as FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform, Caffeine, jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio 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.

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - OCTOBER 13: Adam Thielen #19 of the Minnesota Vikings catches the ball for a touchdown against Sidney Jones #22 of the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter of the game at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 13, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

NFL on FOX Continues to Pace Ahead in 2019 Season

NFL on FOX Continues to Pace Ahead in 2019 Season
  • Season-to-date, NFL ON FOX is averaging a 12.4/26 metered market rating
    • Up + 5% over last year (11.8/24)
  • Network’s Week 6 singleheader delivers an 11.6/27 metered market rating
    • Ties as FOX’s best NFL singleheader telecast this season
  • Top local home markets:
    • Minneapolis (36.1/74)
    • Cleveland (33.1/66)
    • Seattle (31.9/70)
    • Philadelphia (25.7/52)
    • San Francisco (19.8/54)

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FOX Sports and Facebook Watch Collaborate on New Exclusive Content Deal

“FOX Football Sunday,” Betting-Focused “The People vs. Colin Cowherd,” FOX Deportes’ Liga MX Recap and Various Highlight Packages Lead New Fan-Driven Content

LOS ANGELES — FOX Sports and Facebook are collaborating on new, exclusive interactive programs and segments on Facebook Watch, with a focus on football, sports wagering and more.

The new weekly FOX Football Sunday program streams on Facebook Watch each Monday morning during the season. For the first time ever, fans on Facebook can ask questions of our Hall of Fame football talent – Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Michael Strahan, Tony Gonzalez and Curt Menefee. Additionally, every Sunday night, Menefee will host FOX Football Update, a recap of the day’s action with FOX Sports analysts from game locations.

Additionally, in “The People vs Colin Cowherd,” with Colin Cowherd and Jason McIntyre, fans vote on which teams will cover the spread, as provided by FOX Bet, and Cowherd tells people where he believes they’re right and wrong. It appears on Facebook Watch via the FOX Sports, FS1 and “The Herd” Facebook Pages three days a week.

In addition, exclusive FOX Liga MX segments take a deeper look at Mexico’s top-tier domestic soccer league. Each week, FOX Deportes’ Raoul “Pollo” Ortiz and Ricardo Munguia offer a fun, fast-paced look at the results of the previous weekend, preview upcoming matches and debate the week’s hottest topics. These expert voices bring the conversation to life on the FOX Liga MX Facebook Watch page.

“We’re excited to engage our loyal fans with these exclusive, original interactive shows featuring several of FOX Sports’ most dynamic and recognizable talent,” said David Katz, EVP of Digital, FOX Sports. “Our content has thrived on Facebook Watch, and we look forward to extending our successful relationship on the platform.”

“FOX Sports has a strong history of innovation on Facebook and we’re excited for this partnership to take those efforts to new heights,” Rob Shaw, Facebook Head of Facebook League and Media Sports Partnerships.” By combining some of its top talent with interactive programming produced specifically for Facebook Watch, the network will create new and exciting ways to grow and engage its audience.”

The new collaboration between FOX Sports and Facebook also offers regular highlight packages from Liga MX, Big East basketball (2019-’20 season), NASCAR, Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) and the upcoming Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) season.

About FOX Sports
FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing Fox Corporation’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, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports arm of the FOX Network as well as FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform, Caffeine, jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio 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.

About Facebook Watch
Facebook Watch is a place to discover and enjoy video on Facebook. Home to a wide range of video – from scripted comedy and drama, to competition and reality series, to individual creators and live sports – Facebook Watch is a destination where content, community and conversation come together. This is a personalized viewing experience, where you can discover new content based on what your friends are watching, and catch up on the shows you follow. Facebook Watch is available for free on mobile apps across Apple and Android, on desktop, laptop and on TV apps listed HERE.

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Red River Showdown on FOX Tops Exciting Day of College Football

The Red River Showdown was yesterday’s highest-rated college football game on any network and FOX’s best metered market rating for a college football game this season.

 

Related: ALCS and Red River Showdown Lead FOX to Saturday’s Top Ratings