Month: February 2020

NASCAR on FOX 20th Season Logo

FOX Sports Sets Programming Schedule for 17th Year of Comprehensive Daytona Speedweeks Coverage

Feb. 16 Daytona 500 Highlights NASCAR CUP SERIES, NASCAR XFINITY SERIES and NASCAR GANDER RV & OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES Coverage from Daytona

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — FOX Sports kicks off its 20th consecutive season of NASCAR coverage this weekend at Daytona International Speedway, culminating with the 62nd DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, Feb. 16 (2:30 PM ET). Live prerace coverage begins on FS1 with NASCAR RACEDAY at 11:00 AM ET, before the show’s move to FOX at 1:00 PM ET.

FOX NASCAR’s presentation of Daytona Speedweeks, highlighted by its 17th DAYTONA 500, also includes FS1’s live telecast of the season openers for the NASCAR XFINITY SERIES on Saturday, Feb. 15 (2:30 PM ET) and the NASCAR GANDER RV & OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES on Friday, Feb. 14 (7:30 PM ET). This year marks FOX Sports’ 18th consecutive season of exclusive Truck Series coverage.

The DAYTONA 500 is streamed live in English and Spanish on the FOX Sports app. FOX Deportes, the No. 1 Spanish-language sports network in the U.S., offers live coverage of the DAYTONA 500 and the DUEL AT DAYTONA (Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7:00 PM ET).

Below is the complete FOX Sports Daytona Speedweeks programming schedule:

FOX NASCAR DAYTONA SPEEDWEEKS SCHEDULE
(all times live unless otherwise noted and subject to change)

Wednesday, Feb. 5
• NASCAR RACE HUB (6:00-6:30 PM ET) (FS1)

Thursday, Feb. 6
• NASCAR RACE HUB (6:00-7:00 PM ET) (FS1)

Saturday, Feb. 8
• NASCAR CUP SERIES PRACTICE (11:30 AM-12:30 PM ET) (FS1)
• NASCAR RACE HUB WEEKEND EDITION (12:30-1:30 PM ET) (FS1)
• NASCAR CUP SERIES FINAL PRACTICE (1:30-2:30 PM ET) (FS1)
• NASCAR RACE HUB WEEKEND EDITION (2:30-3:00 PM ET) (FS1)
• NASCAR CUP SERIES FINAL PRACTICE (3:00-4:00 PM ET) (FS1)
• NASCAR RACE HUB WEEKEND EDITION (4:00-4:30 PM ET) (FS1)
ARCA MENARDS SERIES RACING (4:30-7:00 PM ET) (FS1)

Sunday, Feb. 9
• DAYTONA 500 POLE QUALIFYING (12:00-2:00 PM ET) (FOX)
• NASCAR RACEDAY (BUD CLASH AT DAYTONA) (2:00-3:00 PM ET) (FS1)
• BUSCH CLASH AT DAYTONA (3:00-5:00 PM ET) (FS1)

Monday, Feb. 10
• NASCAR RACE HUB (6:00-7:00 PM ET) (FS1)

Tuesday, Feb. 11
• NASCAR RACE HUB (6:00-7:00 PM ET) (FS1)

Wednesday, Feb. 12
• DAYTONA 500 MEDIA DAY (12:00-3:00 PM ET) (FS1)
• NASCAR RACE HUB (6:00-6:30 PM ET) (FS1)

Thursday, Feb. 13
• NASCAR GANDER RV & OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES PRACTICE (4:00-5:00 PM ET) (FS2)
• NASCAR GANDER RV & OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES FINAL PRACTICE (5:30-6:00 PM ET) (FS1)
• NASCAR RACEDAY (DUEL AT DAYTONA) (6:00-7:00 PM ET) (FS1)
• DUEL AT DAYTONA (7:00-10:00 PM ET) (FS1)
• NASCAR PRESENTS: THIS RACING LIFE (10:00-10:30 PM ET) (FS1) (delayed)

Friday, Feb. 14
• NASCAR XFINITY SERIES PRACTICE (2:00-3:00 PM ET) (FS1)
• NASCAR GANDER RV & OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES QUALIFYING (3:00-4:30 PM ET) (FS1)
• NASCAR XFINITY SERIES FINAL PRACTICE (4:30-5:00 PM ET) (FS1)
• NASCAR CUP SERIES PRACTICE (5:00-6:00 PM ET) (FS1)
• NASCAR RACE HUB: WEEKEND EDITION (6:00-6:30 PM ET) (FS1)
• NASCAR RACEDAY: NGROTS (6:30-7:30 PM ET) (FS1)
• NASCAR GANDER RV & OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES RACING (7:30-10:00 PM ET) (FS1)
• NASCAR PRESENTS: NEIL BONNETT (10:00-10:30 PM ET) (FS1) (delayed)

Saturday, Feb. 15
• NASCAR XFINITY SERIES QUALIFYING (11:00 AM-12:30 PM ET) (FS1)
• NASCAR CUP SERIES FINAL PRACTICE (12:30-1:30 PM ET) (FS1)
• NASCAR RACEDAY-XFINITY (1:30-2:30 PM ET) (FS1)
• NASCAR XFINITY SERIES RACING (2:30-5:00 PM ET) (FS1)
• NASCAR XFINITY SERIES POST-RACE (5:00-5:30 PM ET) (FS1)

Sunday, Feb. 16
• NASCAR RACEDAY (DAYTONA 500) (11:00 AM-1:00 PM ET) (FS1)
• NASCAR RACEDAY (DAYTONA 500) (1:00-2:30 PM ET) (FOX)
• DAYTONA 500 (2:30-6:30 PM ET) (FOX)

MIAMI, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 02: The Kansas City Chiefs celebrate with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Super Bowl LIV on FOX Draws Viewership of More Than 102 Million Across Television & Digital Platforms

Super Bowl LIV Watched All or In-Part by 148.5 Million Viewers on FOX
Average Audience on Linear Broadcast Up Year-Over-Year
Viewership on FOX Broadcast Network Peaks at 103.5 Million
Most Live-Streamed Super Bowl Ever with Average Minute Audience Across FOX, NFL & Verizon Digital Platforms Hitting 3.4 Million

Miami – South Beach brought the heat as an average audience of 102.1 million tuned in for FOX Sports’ ninth Super Bowl presentation as the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers (31-20) in Super Bowl LIV at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium. The FOX broadcast network, including connected TV platforms, drew an average audience of 99.9 million viewership peaking at 103.5 million in the exciting conclusion to the NFL’s 100th season, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Key highlights are below:

SUPER BOWL LIV ON FOX

  • Super Bowl LIV drew an average audience of 102.1 million across television (FOX and FOX Deportes) and digital (FOX, NFL, Verizon, Chiefs and 49ers properties)
  • 148.5 million viewers watched all or part of Super Bowl LIV
  • Super Bowl LIV drew an average audience of 99.9 million on the FOX broadcast network, up +1% over last year and the first year-over-year increase for the Super Bowl since 2015
  • FOX’s average audience represents the 10th most-watched Super Bowl ever, the 11th most-watched U.S. telecast ever and the fourth most-watched program in FOX history
  • Sunday’s game peaked at 103.5 million viewers on the FOX broadcast network during the 9:45-10:00 PM ET window as the Chiefs completed their historic comeback
  • Super Bowl LIV powered FOX to an easy win across all networks in prime time, and the 41.6/69 household rating/share is the highest-rated telecast of the broadcast season
  • Kansas City posted a 55.7/89 rating/share, the market’s best Super Bowl rating since 2014
  • San Francisco posted a 48.6/83 rating/share, the market’s best for a Super Bowl since 2016

PREGAME

  • The FOX SUPER BOWL SUNDAY pregame show averaged 21.6 million viewers for its four and a half hours of programming on the FOX broadcast network from 2:00-6:41 PM ET, up +26% vs. last year’s comparable pregame coverage and the most-watched Super Bowl pregame since 2016
  • FOX SUPER BOWL KICKOFF pulled in an average audience of 4.5 million from 1:00-2:00 PM ET on the FOX broadcast network
  • FOX Sports Super Bowl LIV coverage began with SKIP & SHANNON: UNDISPUTED SUPER BOWL SPECIAL, which attracted an average audience of 1.3 million on the FOX broadcast network from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET, the show’s second most-watched telecast ever
  • The Presidential interview, which aired in the pregame show during the 3:30-3:45 PM ET window, drew 10.3 million viewers on the FOX broadcast network

HALFTIME

  • The Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show, featuring Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, drew 104.1 million average viewers on the FOX broadcast network and FOX Deportes combined

DIGITAL

  • Super Bowl LIV is the most live-streamed Super Bowl in history, delivering an average minute audience of 3.4 million, up +30% over last year (vs. 2.6 million) and up +103% over FOX’s last Super Bowl stream in 2017 (vs. 1.7 million), according to Adobe Analytics
  • The Super Bowl LIV live streaming audience includes consumption across FOXSports.com, the FOX Sports app, FOXDeportes.com, the FOX Deportes app, the FOX NOW app, NFL digital properties including the NFL app, the NFL Fantasy mobile app, NFL.com, the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers mobile properties and Verizon Media mobile properties, including the Yahoo Sports mobile app
  • Super Bowl LIV was the single most talked-about U.S. television program since Super Bowl LII, generating 43.9 million interactions, up +36% over last year
  • Twitter conversation peaked at the end of the halftime show with 144,000 tweets at 8:26 PM ET

FOX DEPORTES

  • An average audience of 757,000 watched the game in Spanish on FOX Deportes’ linear channel, including connected TV devices, setting the record for the most-watched Super Bowl game in Spanish-language television history
  • FOX Deportes eclipsed its own record of 654,000 set in 2017 by +16%
  • FOX Deportes now holds the three highest-rated Spanish-language telecasts in Super Bowl history

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 television arm of the FOX Network; 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 business Big Ten Network, a licensing and commercial relationship with The Stars Group that created the FOX Bet sports betting platform and the FOX Sports Super 6 free-to-play game, as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.

MIAMI, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 02: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Super Bowl LIV on FOX Draws Massive Audience

The biggest game of the year lived up to the hype, and viewers around the country took notice.

Super Bowl LIV on FOX is the 10th most-watched Super Bowl in history.

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FOX Sports Connects Fans to Live Stream of Super Bowl LIV Over More Digital Platforms Than Ever Before

Super Bowl LIV Streamed Free in English and Spanish Over FOX, NFL, and Verizon Digital Platforms
Legendary QBs Joe Montana, Brett Favre, and Drew Brees Headline “Super Bowl LIV Watch Party” — Interactive, Second-Screen Experience

LOS ANGELES – FOX Sports – home to Super Bowl LIV – will connect fans with the world’s biggest sporting event over digital platforms in more ways than ever before. In addition to 24/7 on-site coverage and original shows from FOX Sports’ digital platforms, FOX’s Super Bowl LIV broadcast will be made available to streaming audiences in English and Spanish in a record number of ways: on the FOX Sports App, FOX Now, FOXSports.comFOXDeportes.com, the NFL app, NFL.com and Yahoo Sports (mobile devices). The game is also available on the 49ers’ and Chiefs’ mobile properties.

FOX Sports will also provide fans with a unique, second-screen digital experience — the “Super Bowl LIV Watch Party.”  Three iconic Super Bowl champion quarterbacks, Joe Montana, Brett Favre and Drew Brees, will analyze Super Bowl LIV together and share their own Super Bowl experiences live on the FOX Sports app, FOXSports.com and @FOXSports social handles on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Caffeine.  FOX Sports analyst Joel Klatt hosts the live stream, with an interactive format allowing fans to submit questions using the hashtag #AsktheLegends.

“This has been an extraordinary week for FOX Sports’ digital platforms, debuting innovative, groundbreaking experiences, and Sunday will be no different,” said David Katz, EVP & Head of Digital, FOX Sports. “In addition to the 49ers-Chiefs live stream, our Super Bowl LIV Watch Party stars legends Joe Montana, Brett Favre and Drew Brees, as they hang out together and share wisdom and personal stories that you won’t hear on the broadcast.”

Additional content highlights on Super Bowl Sunday include:

  • Player warmups live stream: fans can watch the 49ers’ and Chiefs’ on-field warmups before the Super Bowl from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami
  • ASL “America The Beautiful” & “The Star-Spangled Banner” performances: live before the Super Bowl from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami
  • All-Access: 12 FOX Sports social media cameras on-site

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 television arm of the FOX Network; 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 business Big Ten Network, a licensing and commercial relationship with The Stars Group that created the FOX Bet sports betting platform and the FOX Sports Super 6 free-to-play game, and a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.

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Super Bowl LIV on FOX Pregame Rundown

FOX Sports pregame coverage of Super Bowl LIV begins live from Miami Sunday, Feb. 2, at 1:00 PM ET on FOX. Coverage originates from three different locations throughout the day – the network’s state-of-the art set on South Beach, outside Hard Rock Stadium from the NFL Tailgate and inside the stadium on the sidelines. A full rundown of pregame interviews, features, entertainment acts and additional elements is below and attached.

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