Month: December 2019

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - DECEMBER 07: Head coach Ryan Day of the Ohio State Buckeyes talks during the post game awards in the Big Ten Championship game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 07, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

Big Ten Championship on FOX Hauls in Big Rating

Ohio State’s win is the second highest-rated college football game on any network this season and the highest-rated event of the day among the metered markets.

Joel Klatt and Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer at the 2018 Big Ten Championship Game

FOX Sports Offers Enhanced Coverage of Top-Ranked Ohio State vs. No. 8 Wisconsin in Big Ten Championship

Cast of BIG NOON KICKOFF Live from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis
Former Buckeye Beanie Wells Hosts “Wendy’s All-Access”

NEW YORK – Coming off its highest-rated and most-watched game of the season, FOX Sports’ college football coverage continues this weekend with a multi-platform presentation of the 2019 Big Ten Championship Game between No. 1 Ohio State and No. 8 Wisconsin. A one-hour pregame show airs live from Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:00 PM ET on FOX, followed by Ohio-Wisconsin at 8:00 PM ET.

FOX Sports lead college football broadcasters Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt and Jenny Taft call the 2019 Big Ten Football Championship Game presented by Discover, as the top-ranked Buckeyes look to claim their third consecutive conference title, going up against the Badgers, who are making their record sixth appearance in the event.

BIG NOON KICKOFF host Rob Stone is joined by analysts Brady Quinn, Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart and former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer for a one-hour edition of BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP PREGAME from the field at Lucas Oil Stadium. Saturday’s show features Klatt’s sit-down interview with Buckeye Heisman contender Chase Young as well as a feature on vaunted Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor.

At halftime, Taft hosts the popular Dr Pepper Tuition Toss, and the cast of BIG NOON KICKOFF returns to the field with their reaction and analysis. Following the final whistle, Klatt presents the Amos Alonzo Stagg Championship Trophy to the winning team and the Grange-Griffin Award to the game’s MVP, while Taft, Stone, Quinn, Bush, Leinart and Meyer are on-field with interviews and more.

FOX Sports offers enhanced digital coverage of the Big Ten Championship Game beginning Friday with Klatt’s “Breaking the Huddle sponsored by Dr Pepper” live from Lucas Oil Stadium, streaming on the @CFBONFOX Facebook page. On Friday and Saturday, former Buckeye running back Beanie Wells hosts “Wendy’s All-Access” on the @CFBONFOX Facebook and Instagram pages, offering viewers a behind-the-scenes look around Indianapolis during championship game weekend.

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FOX Sports and PBC Offer Extensive Harrison vs. Charlo II Preview Programming

PBC FACE TO FACE and PBC COUNTDOWN Premiere Saturday, Dec. 7 on FOX, RUN IT BACK: JERMELL CHARLO VS. TONY HARRISON Airs Saturday, Dec. 14
Watch A Sneak Peek of PBC FACE TO FACE and PBC COUNTDOWN

LOS ANGELES – Today, FOX Sports announces an exciting programming lineup in advance of the highly anticipated WBC Super Welterweight Title rematch between Tony “Superbad” Harrison and Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo that headlines FOX PBC FIGHT NIGHT on Saturday, Dec. 21.

The premiere of the half-hour PBC FACE TO FACE: TONY HARRISON VS. JERMELL CHARLO II airs on FOX on Saturday, Dec. 7 (2:00 PM ET), as the two bitter rivals discuss how the rematch will be different from the first fight.

“I’m going to dominate that man,” Harrison says. “As long as he’s walking this earth, there’s nothing he can do to beat me.”

Charlo replies: “I don’t like ‘Phony’ Harrison. How is the rematch going to be different? I’m going to knock his ass out!”

The one-hour PBC COUNTDOWN: TONY HARRISON VS. JERMELL CHARLO II follows Saturday on FOX at 2:30 PM ET, as cameras go behind the scenes and inside the lives of both men as they prepare for their long-awaited rematch. The PBC COUNTDOWN series is produced by Five Films, the multi-Emmy Award winning production company founded by Scott Boggins and Craig Jenest that established the popular “athlete-follow” and “team-follow” formats in sports television.

Then FOX Sports original RUN IT BACK: JERMELL CHARLO VS. TONY HARRISON debuts on FOX Saturday, Dec. 14 (3:00 PM ET), as Charlo and Harrison re-watch their controversial first fight that took place nearly a year ago and comment on what they believe was happening round by round. That show is followed by INSIDE PBC BOXING on FOX at 3:30 PM ET, as analysts Shawn Porter and Abner Mares join host Kate Abdo to preview the rematch and interview the fighters.

Below is programming information leading up to the FOX PBC FIGHT NIGHT: TONY HARRISON VS. JERMELL CHARLO II:

PBC FACE TO FACE: TONY HARRISON VS. JERMELL CHARLO II
• Network/Date/Time: FOX, Saturday, Dec. 7 (2:00 PM ET)

PBC COUNTDOWN: TONY HARRISON VS. JERMELL CHARLO II
• Network/Date/Time: FOX, Saturday, Dec. 7 (2:30 PM ET)

RUN IT BACK: JERMELL CHARLO VS. TONY HARRISON
• Network/Date/Time: FOX, Saturday, Dec. 14 (3:00 PM ET)

INSIDE PBC BOXING
• Network/Date/Time: FOX, Saturday, Dec. 14 (3:30 PM ET)

Viewers can live stream the PBC shows on the FOX Sports and FOX NOW apps or at FOXSports.com.

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ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 30:  Ohio State Buckeyes running back J.K. Dobbins (2) celebrates in the end zone after scoring a touchdown during a regular season Big 10 Conference game between the Ohio State Buckeyes (2) and the Michigan Wolverines (10) on November 30, 2019 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

BIG NOON SATURDAY Draws Season-High Numbers on FOX

BIG NOON KICKOFF Live from Ann Arbor is Most-Watched College Football Pregame Show from 11:00 to Kickoff

NEW YORK – FOX Sports’ coverage of top-ranked Ohio State’s win over rival Michigan pulled in season-best numbers, drawing 12,421,000 viewers according to Nielsen Media Research. BIG NOON KICKOFF also garnered record viewership with 2,788,000 viewers from 11:00 AM ET to kickoff, making it the day’s most-watched college football pregame show on a primary network in that time frame.

The Buckeyes’ 56-27 victory over the Wolverines ranks as this season’s most-watched college football game on FOX and second most-watched college football game on any network.

Saturday evening, No. 7 Oklahoma’s win against No. 21 Oklahoma State in the annual Bedlam rivalry drew 5,817,000 viewers on FOX, the network’s most-watched primetime college football telecast this season.

Heading into Saturday’s Big Ten Championship Game between No. 1 Ohio State and No. 8 Wisconsin, FOX Sports is enjoying its most-watched college football season to-date, averaging 2,054,000 viewers on FOX and FS1, up +10% from the previous high (1,870,000 in 2017).

FOX Sports’ coverage of the 2019 Big Ten Championship Game begins Saturday at 7:00 PM ET with a one-hour edition of BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP PREGAME featuring host Rob Stone and analysts Brady Quinn, Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart and Urban Meyer. The Buckeyes and Badgers kick off at 8:00 PM ET with Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt and Jenny Taft on the call.

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The Road To The Liga MX Title Continues Wednesday As Monterrey Faces Necaxa On FOX Deportes

The Road To The Liga MX Title Continues Wednesday As Monterrey Faces Necaxa On FOX Deportes

Los Angeles – CF Monterrey hosts Necaxa in the semifinals of the Liga MX Liguilla Wednesday, December 2 at 10:00 PM ET on FOX Deportes. 

Live coverage kicks off at 8:00 PM ET from the Estadio BBVA with hosts Giselle Zarur, Alejandra Delgadillo and Rodolfo Landeros, play-by-play announcers John Laguna and Raoul “Pollo” Ortiz and former Mexican National Team members Claudio Suarez and Mariano Trujillo.

Monterrey reached the semifinal after an impressive 6-3 aggregate win over regular season leaders Santos Laguna last week. Necaxa, perhaps the surprise team of the current season, advanced after a 6-2 win over Queretaro over the two legs.

Monterrey, the current CONCACAF Champions League winners, are also currently preparing for the FIFA Club World Cup, set to air December 11-21 exclusively on FOX Deportes. If Monterrey advances to the Liga MX final, the two legs will take place December 26 and 29.

The match is also available on the FOX Sports App.  Fans can also visit www.foxdeportes.com and follow FOX Deportes on TwitterInstagram and Facebook for results, analysis and highlights.

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La pelea por el titulo de la Liga MX sigue en FOX Deportes este miércoles con Monterrey vs. Necaxa

Los Ángeles –CF Monterrey recibe al Necaxa en las semifinales de la Liguilla de la Liga MX el miércoles, 28 de noviembre a las 10:00 PM, hora del Este en FOX Deportes.

La cobertura arranca en vivo desde el Estadio BBVA a las 8:00 PM, hora del Este.

La conductora Giselle Zarur, Alejandra Delgadillo y Rodolfo Landeros, los narradores John Laguna y Raoul “Pollo” Ortiz y los ex seleccionados mexicanos Claudio Suarez y Mariano Trujillo presentan toda la acción desde Monterrey.

Monterrey llegó a las semifinales tras un triunfo impresionante de 6-3 el marcador global sobre el superlíder Santos Laguna la semana pasada. Necaxa, tal vez el equipo sorpresa del torneo actual, avanzó gracias a un triunfo de 6-2 sobre Querétaro sobre los dos partidos.

Monterrey, el actual campeón de la Liga Campeones de CONCACAF, también se prepara para el Mundial de Clubes de FIFA que se tramite exclusivamente por FOX Deportes del 11 a 21 de este mes. Si Monterrey avanza a la final de la Liga MX, los partidos finales se jugarán el 26 y 29 de diciembre.

Los partidos también están disponibles por el App de FOX Sports. Los fanáticos también pueden visitar www.foxdeportes.com y seguir FOX Deportes en TwitterInstagram y Facebook para resultados, análisis y videos.

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 30: Chase Young #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes leads the Ohio State Marching Band in song after the win over the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on November 30, 2019 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ohio State defeated Michigan 56-27. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

FOX College Football Draws Top Rating

BIG NOON KICKOFF Records Best-Ever Rating

FOX College Football’s coverage of top-ranked Ohio State’s win over Michigan checks in as the highest-rated event of the day, the network’s top-rated college football game this season and pulls in BIG NOON KICKOFF’s best rating ever.