Monday, December 4, 2017

Fox Sports Ratings

FOX Sports Super Saturday Records Huge Viewership Numbers for Big Ten and Big 12 Championships
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Saturday, December 3.
[via press release from FOX Sports] This Just In...
FOX SPORTS SUPER SATURDAY RECORDS HUGE VIEWERSHIP NUMBERS FOR BIG TEN AND BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIPS

With Nearly 13 Million Viewers, No. 8 Ohio State's Win Over No. 4 Wisconsin is FOX's Top College Football Game Since 2013

No. 3 Oklahoma's Victory Over No. 11 TCU Pulls in Almost 6 Million, Projecting to Give FOX Yesterday's Top Early Game

No. 8 Ohio State captured its 36th Big Ten title in thrilling fashion with a 27-21 victory over fourth-ranked and previously undefeated Wisconsin Saturday night, powering FOX to what is projected to be a big win in prime time. The game drew 12,919,000 viewers on the FOX broadcast network, according to Nielsen Fast Nationals, ranking as the network's most-watched college football game since the 2013 Big Ten Championship.

The 2017 Big Ten Championship Game is the most-watched Big Ten Championship Game since the Buckeyes faced Michigan State in 2013 (13,900,000) and is FOX's most-watched primetime telecast of any kind since Game 7 of this year's World Series. This year's Big Ten title contest drew a combined 13,050,000 viewers on the FOX broadcast network and FOX Sports GO with an average minute audience of 131,0161 on FOX Sports GO. The 2017 Big Ten Championship Game is now the streaming service's biggest college football event ever, surpassing the average minute audience of 107,983 set during Penn State at Ohio State earlier this season.

Earlier in the day, No. 3 Oklahoma punched its ticket to the College Football Playoff with a convincing win over No. 11 TCU in the first Big 12 Championship Game since 2010 and the first ever to air on FOX. The game delivered 5,901,000 viewers on the broadcast network and projects to be the most-watched game of yesterday's 12:00 PM ET window. Overall, a combined 5,980,000 viewers watched the Big 12 Championship Game on FOX and FOX Sports GO, with an average minute audience of 79,373 on the streaming service. The game is the best-performing Big 12 game in FOX Sports GO history and its fourth-best college football event ever.

The top five markets for the Big Ten Championship Game are Columbus (48.2/70), Dayton (31.2/50), Milwaukee (29.6/50), Cleveland (24.8/41) and Birmingham (20.9/30). The Big 12 Championship Game's top five markets are Oklahoma City (32.4/57), Tulsa (27.5/50), Birmingham (14.7/26), Columbus (10.6/22) and Dallas (10.2/26). 

106 Million Viewers Watch All or Part of 2017 World Series on FOX
FOX Sports further spins the numbers for its coverage to date.

[via press release from FOX Sports] 106 MILLION VIEWERS WATCH ALL OR PART OF 2017 WORLD SERIES ON FOX

FOX, FOX Deportes & FOX Sports GO Combine to Deliver More than 29.3 Million Viewers for Game 7

Game 7 on FOX Deportes is Most-Watched, Non-Soccer Sporting Event in Spanish-Language Cable Television History

LOS ANGELES - An eye-popping 106 million viewers watched all or part of the World Series on FOX according to Nielsen Media Research.

Wednesday's emotional World Series Game 7 victory by the Houston Astros over the Los Angeles Dodgers averaged more than 29.3 million viewers across FOX (28,229,000), FOX Deportes (778,000) and streaming live on FOX Sports GO (293,918), according to Nielsen and Adobe Analytics. The game peaked at 31,989,000 viewers from 10:30 to 10:45 PM ET.

The complete 2017 World Series on FOX, the 20th delivered by the network, averaged 18,909,000 viewers across all seven games (10.7 HH rating), the second-best audience for a World Series since 2009. While it was -19% below last year's historic Chicago Cubs' seven-game victory over the Cleveland Indians, which went into extra innings in Game 7 (23,388,000 viewers), it topped 2015 by +29% (14,700,000) and 2014 by +37% (13,825,000).

The World Series also was a hit with younger viewers. Among teens, this year's World Series enjoyed its second-best rating since 2009 (2.4), outperforming every entertainment primetime program on television.

"This unbelievable World Series absolutely showcased the power of great baseball," said Eric Shanks, FOX Sports President & Executive Producer. "Not only did it give the city of Houston a moment of triumph in challenging times, but the evenly matched and intensely battled series engaged a nation well beyond anyone's expectations. These seven games -- with 106 million viewers tuning in to catch a look -- give us all something to celebrate."

FOX Deportes' Game 7 viewership was up +37% year-to-year, peaking at 907,000 viewers from 11:15 PM ET to 11:30 PM ET. Last night's finale ranks as the most-watched non-soccer sporting event in Spanish language sports cable television history. Overall, FOX Deportes' World Series coverage was the most-watched ever for Spanish language cable television, averaging 476,000 viewers, up +34% from 2016 (355,000) and more than double (+104%) the 2015 World Series (233,000).

FOX Sports GO scored an average-minute streaming audience of 293,918 for Game 7, the second-best MLB event ever on FSGO, and the fourth-best authenticated event in FSGO history. Overall, the World Series delivered an average audience of 183,249 viewers across all seven games, up 4% from last year's Indians-Cubs classic.

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. FOX Sports also encompasses FOX Sports Digital, which includes FOXSports.com, FOX Sports GO, Whatifsports.com and Yardbarker.com. 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 establish the FOX Sports Radio Network.

More Than 23.4 Billion Minutes Consumed During FOX Sports' Greatest Weekend Ever
FOX Sports further spins the numbers for Friday, October 27 through Sunday, October 29.

[via press release from FOX Sports] MORE THAN 23.4 BILLION MINUTES CONSUMED DURING FOX SPORTS' GREATEST WEEKEND EVER

2017 World Series Scores Three Consecutive Wins in Prime Time on FOX
Penn State-Ohio State Breaks FOX Regular-Season College Football Record
AMERICA'S GAME OF THE WEEK is Weekend's Most-Watched Broadcast
New York - Led by the 2017 World Series each night in prime time, in addition to a nail-biting finish in Saturday's marquee Big Ten matchup and Sunday's NFL doubleheader, FOX Sports' GREATEST WEEKEND EVER generated more than 23.4 billion minutes of sports television consumed. From Friday, Oct. 27 to Sunday, Oct. 29, the FOX broadcast network had its biggest non-Super Bowl weekend in history, according to Nielsen Media Research.

"This weekend was an incredible opportunity for FOX Sports, and recording more than 23 billion minutes watched on FOX exceeded our admittedly great expectations," said FOX Sports President and Executive Producer Eric Shanks. "With an unmatched array of properties and compelling games, our impressive slate of events strengthens our position as the leader in live events. This weekend is a credit to both our production teams and our partners at the National Football League, Big Ten Conference and Major League Baseball."

FOX Sports' GREATEST WEEKEND EVER began Friday night with the Astros' 5-3 victory in World Series Game 3, which garnered 15,675,000 viewers on FOX and recorded 3.7 billion minutes consumed. The game is the second most-watched Game 3 since 2005 and earned FOX the No. 1 spot in prime time.

The action shifted to the gridiron on Saturday afternoon, with a highly-anticipated matchup between two top 10 teams, Penn State and Ohio State. The game peaked from 7:00 to 7:15 PM ET at 14,357,000 viewers and scored a record-breaking 9,868,000 viewers on average, in addition to 2.2 billion minutes consumed, ranking as FOX's most-watched regular season college football game of all time.

Saturday night saw a return to the ballpark where the Dodgers evened the Series with a 6-2 win in Game 4, which recorded 15,400,000 viewers on FOX and 3.0 billion minutes consumed, making it the second most-watched Saturday night World Series game since 2004 and another primetime victory for the network.

On Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins in AMERICA'S GAME OF THE WEEK was the weekend's most-watched broadcast across all networks with 22,019,000 viewers and 4.2 billion minutes consumed. Earlier that day, the FOX NFL regional window posted 12,444,000 viewers and 2.3 billion minutes consumed.

Rounding out FOX Sports' GREATEST WEEKEND EVER on Sunday night, World Series Game 5 featured an incredible extra-inning battle of power hitters that ended in a late-night 13-12 Astros victory. The game earned 18,940,000 viewers and recorded 6.2 billion minutes consumed, scoring FOX's third consecutive primetime win and the network's most-watched telecast in primetime since Super Bowl LI.

FOX's weekend programming also featured pregame, halftime and postgame coverage, combining for an additional 1.8 billion minutes consumed across NFL (920,544), MLB (716,486) and college football (188,995) programming.

FOX Sports' GREATEST WEEKEND EVER also extended to FOX Deportes, with record-breaking viewership for World Series Games 3 (380,000), 4 (375,000) and 5 (496,000). Each game ranks as the most-watched game in Spanish language television history versus previous Games 3, 4 and 5. Sunday night's Game 5 also ranks as the second most-watched MLB postseason game ever in Spanish language television history.

FOX Sports GO, FOX Sports' streaming app, found success in non-linear audiences. Saturday's Penn State-Ohio State game was the best performing college football telecast in FOX Sports GO history with an average minute audience of 104,228. Sunday's AMERICA'S GAME OF THE WEEK had an average minute audience of 131,578, the app's third-best regular season NFL telecast ever. World Series Games 3, 4 and 5 were all up over their 2016 counterparts: Game 3 up +6% (129,262 vs. 117,226), Game 4 up +30% (135,328 vs. 100,005) and Game 5 up +8% (171,801 vs. 158,629). Sunday night's Game 5 was also the seventh-best performing event of any sport in FOX Sports GO history.

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. FOX Sports also encompasses FOX Sports Digital, and FOX's interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network and BTN 2Go, and a licensing agreement that established FOX Sports Radio Network.

2017 World Series Game 5 Blockbuster Secures Series' Fifth Primetime Win for FOX
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Sunday, October 29.

[via press release from FOX Sports] 2017 WORLD SERIES GAME 5 BLOCKBUSTER SECURES SERIES' FIFTH PRIMETIME WIN FOR FOX

Sunday Night's Game 5 Peaked at More than 20 Million Viewers on FOX
Second-Best World Series Game 5 Since 2003

New York - The Houston Astros' thrilling 10-inning 13-12 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night delivered more than 19.6 million viewers on average across FOX (18,940,000), FOX Deportes (496,000) and FOX Sports GO (172,000).
On FOX, the game peaked with 20,755,000 viewers from 11:45 PM to 12:00 AM ET, and for the fifth time in as many games, the World Series on FOX presented by YouTube TV secured the No. 1 spot in primetime, according to fast national figures released by Nielsen Media Research. Game 5 projects to rank as the network's most-watched telecast in primetime since Super Bowl LI.

Game 5 is the second-best World Series Game 5 since 2003, behind last year's Indians-Cubs matchup (23,641,000), and posted significant increases over recent World Series Game 5 contests: up +10% over 2015 (17,206,000), and up +50% over 2014 (12,630,000).

In Los Angeles, the game notched a 32.8/52 household rating/share, the best rating for a baseball telecast since 2002's Game 7 of the World Series (42.0/61), and exceeded February's telecast of the 2017 Academy Awards (30.7/49). In Houston, Game 5 recorded a 32.9/53.

On FOX Deportes, Game 5 ranks as the second most-watched MLB postseason game in Spanish language television history and is up +45% over 2016 World Series Game 5 (342,000) and up +68% over 2015 (296,000). The game peaked with 582,000 viewers from 11:00 to 11:15 PM ET.
On FOX Sports GO, FOX Sports' streaming app, Game 5 was the seventh-best performing event of any sport in FOX Sports GO history, and was up +8% over last year's average minute audience for Game 5 (158,629).

Through five games, the 2017 World Series on FOX is averaging 16,397,000 viewers, the second best start to the Series since 2009, behind last year's historic Cubs run (19,288,000), and is up +12% over 2015 (14,700,000) and +36% over 2014 (12,071,000). On FOX Deportes, the 2017 World Series is averaging 407,000 viewers, up +41% over 2016 (288,000) and +151% over 2015 (162,000).
Opposite entertainment primetime programming, the 2017 World Series currently ranks as the most-watched program in all of television based on live + same-day viewing.

- FOX SPORTS -
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. FOX Sports also encompasses FOX Sports Digital, which includes FOXSports.com, FOX Sports GO, Whatifsports.com and Yardbarker.com. 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 establish the FOX Sports Radio Network.

2017 ALCS on FOX & FS1 Averaging 5,815,000 Viewers, Off to Best Start Since 2013
FOX Sports spins the numbers for its ALCS coverage to date.

[via press release from FOX Sports]
     2017 ALCS ON FOX & FS1 AVERAGING 5,815,000 VIEWERS, OFF TO BEST START SINCE 2013

Game 3 Delivered 5,393,000 Viewers Across FS1, FOX Deportes & FOX Sports GO
Game 3 Peaked with 7,096,000 Viewers on FS1

New York - The 2017 American League Championship Series presented by Camping World between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros is off to a strong start, averaging 5,815,000 through three games on FOX & FS1, according to Nielsen Media Research. The series is up +57% over the 2016 ALCS (3,705,000), and is off to its best start since 2013.

With the Astros notching the first two wins of the series, Game 3 in the Bronx delivered 5,393,000 viewers across FS1 (5,108,000), FOX Deportes (200,000) and FOX Sports GO (85,000).

On FS1, the primetime matchup was up +19% over Game 3 of the 2016 ALCS that ran in the same window (4,287,000). The game peaked from 9:30 to 9:45pm ET with 7,096,000 viewers.

FOX Deportes' coverage was up +41% over Game 3 of the 2015 ALCS contest between the Kansas City Royals and Houston Astros (142,000), airing on FOX Deportes. The 2017 ALCS on FOX Deportes is averaging 178,000 viewers, up +89% over the 2015 ALCS (90,000).

On FOX Sports GO, Game 3 was the best performing contest of the 2017 ALCS thus far, up +13% over the series average to-date (75,000). Last night's matchup also recorded a total of 18,340,900 minutes streamed.


2017 ALDS Is Most-Watched LDS in FS1 History
FOX Sports spins the numbers for its ALDS coverage to date.

[via press release from FOX Sports] 2017 ALDS IS MOST-WATCHED LDS IN FS1 HISTORY

Yankees-Indians Game 5 is Most-Watched Division Series Game Ever on FS1, FOX Deportes & FOX Sports GO

New York - The New York Yankees' epic comeback to defeat the Cleveland Indians in the 2017 American League Division Series scored record-breaking viewership, securing the 2017 ALDS as the most-watched LDS in FS1 history with an average audience of 3,809,000 viewers over the seven Yankees-Indians and Red Sox-Astros games on the network, according to Nielsen Media Research.
This year's ALDS is up +3% over last year's NLDS on FS1 (vs. 3,690,000), and up +36% over 2015's ALDS on FS1 (vs. 2,795,000).

Wednesday's incredible Game 5 between the Yankees and Indians posted 7,610,000 viewers across FS1 (7,261,000), FOX Deportes (207,000) and FOX Sports GO (142,000); the most-watched LDS game ever on each platform. The game peaked from 11:15 to 11:30 PM ET with 9,175,000 viewers on FS1.

On FS1, last night's game was the third most-watched telecast in FS1 history and the most-watched telecast since Cubs-Dodgers Game 6 of the 2016 NLCS. It also ranks as the most-watched ALDS game on any network since 2011.

FS1 and FOX Deportes air Game 1 of the American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros live from Minute Maid Park on Friday, Oct. 13, with coverage beginning at 7:00 PM ET.

FOX Sports Kicks Off College Football with Most-Watched Opening Week Ever
FOX Sports spins the numbers for the week of August 28-September 3.

[via press release from FOX Sports] FOX SPORTS KICKS OFF COLLEGE FOOTBALL WITH MOST-WATCHED OPENING WEEK EVER

FOX & FS1 Post Combined Viewership Gains While Competition Drops
FS1 Home to Cable's Most-Watched College Football Game Last Weekend
New York - FOX Sports kicked off the 2017 college football season with its most-watched opening week ever, from Thursday, Aug. 31 through Sunday, Sept. 3, posting impressive viewership numbers and overall increases. Highlighting the week, UCLA's historic comeback over Texas A&M on Sunday drew more than 3 million viewers and is FOX's most-watched game ever on Labor Day Weekend.

Despite a lopsided score for much of the game, as Texas A&M jumped out to a 44-10 advantage, the FOX broadcast network attracted an average audience of 3,190,000 as Bruins quarterback and Heisman hopeful Josh Rosen pulled the Bruins out of a 34-point deficit. Viewership peaked at 4.382 million viewers from 11:15-11:27 PM ET as Rosen and the Bruins completed the historic comeback and "The Legend of Josh Rosen" was born.

Sunday night's instant classic provided the exclamation point to a thrilling opening week of college football. With top games featuring the Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12 conferences, college football enjoyed its best opening week ever on FOX and FS1 in terms of viewership, with an average audience of 1,522,000 across the networks' seven games. FOX and FS1 are up a combined +15% over 2015, the last time an opening-week game aired on FOX, while the competition saw year-over-year decreases.

On Saturday, Maryland and Texas provided fireworks of their own, as the Terrapins spoiled the start to the Tom Herman era with a 51-41 win in Austin over the No. 23-ranked Longhorns. In a game that featured two blocked field goals returned for touchdowns, a pick-six and much more, FS1 drew 2,046,000 viewers, making it cable television's most-watched college football game of the weekend. During a busy day of college football, Maryland-Texas also performed well on FOX Sports GO, with an average minute audience of 34,828, the platform's second-best performing college football game ever, trailing only Texas-Oklahoma last season (vs. 36,718).

Big Ten football on FOX got off to a strong start on Saturday, as Purdue vs. No. 16 Louisville, played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, drew 1,792,000 viewers, a +33% increase over the network's last primetime Labor Day Weekend broadcast (vs. 1,349,000 for Fresno State-USC in 2014).


FOX's MLB All-Star Game Scores Growth, Delivers 6.5 Overnight Rating
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 11.

[via press release from FOX Sports] This Just In...
FOX'S MLB ALL-STAR GAME SCORES GROWTH, DELIVERS 6.5 OVERNIGHT RATING
88th All-Star Game Is First Year-To-Year Ratings Gain in Five Years
Miami - Major League Baseball's 88th All-Star Game presented by Mastercard, in which the American League edged the National League 2-1 in 10 innings last night on FOX, delivered a 6.5/11 overnight rating/share according to Nielsen Media Research. Tuesday night's contest from Marlins Park in Miami is up +2% over last year's 6.4/11. With the addition of FOX Deportes, last night's game scored a 6.6/11.

The 2017 Midsummer Classic experienced year-to-year metered-market ratings gains for the first time in five years. Last night's contest is projected to be FOX's best night in primetime since Super Bowl LI and its best Tuesday night since Game 6 of the World Series in November of 2016.
Kansas City led all markets with a 16.6/28, the third straight year that they've topped all markets, followed by St. Louis (12.1/21), Cleveland (11.9/21), Minneapolis (9.6/19), New York (9.2/16), Houston (8.9/16), Cincinnati (8.8/15), Denver (7.9/16), Phoenix (7.8/14) and Washington D.C. (7.7/15), to round out the top 10. Hometown Miami delivered a 5.6/10.

Markets showing greatest year-to-year growth include Houston +62% (8.9 vs. 5.5); Denver +52% (7.9 vs. 5.2); Buffalo +41% (3.1 vs. 2.2); Cleveland +40% (11.9 vs. 8.5); Cincinnati +38% (8.8 vs. 6.4); Charlotte +35% (3.1 vs. 2.3); Indianapolis +33% (5.6 vs. 4.2); Greensboro +32% (4.1 vs. 3.1); New York +31% (9.2 vs. 7.0); Tampa +22% (6.6 vs. 5.4).

Fast Nationals have been ordered for the 88th All-Star Game and will be made available later today.

FOX Sports' Presentation of 117th U.S. Open Championship Scores More Than 26 Million Viewers
FOX Sports spins the numbers for its U.S. Open coverage to date.

[via press release from FOX Sports] FOX SPORTS' PRESENTATION OF 117th U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP SCORES MORE THAN 26 MILLION VIEWERS

Championship Averaged 2.7 Million Television Viewers, +10% Increase Over 2016
Koepka's Win Scores Record-Breaking Numbers on FOX Sports GO
Milwaukee - Following four days of riveting play from a competitive field at Erin Hills, Brooks Koepka clinched his first career major at the 72nd hole of the 117th U.S. Open Championship in an event that proved to be a viewership win for FOX Sports. Presenting its third U.S. Open, FOX Sports welcomed a total of 26.5 million viewers for all or part of the four-day event between its telecasts, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Across all four rounds, FOX Sports' complete U.S. Open presentation averaged 2.686 million viewers across coverage on the FOX broadcast network and FS1, a +10% increase over last year's average of 2.434 million viewers.

Sunday's final round coverage averaged 5.1 million viewers and peaked at 8.3 million viewers from 7:45-8:00 PM ET on FOX, as Koepka established a commanding lead in the final holes of the nation's premier golf championship. The concluding round of the U.S. Open powered FOX to an easy win across all networks as the highest-rated and most-watched event of the weekend, and the 3.1/9 HH rating/share ranks as the FOX broadcast network's highest-rated event for the summer season to-date.

Digitally, FOX Sports' live stream of the U.S. Open on FOX Sports GO accounted for 48.7 million minutes streamed across the four rounds of the championship, with an average minute audience of 25,210, a +77% increase over last year (vs. 14,235).

In addition, Sunday's final round is the highest-performing golf event in FOX Sports GO history, notching 18.2 million minutes streamed and an average minute audience of 30,321, a +135% increase over last year (vs. 12,879).

The 117th U.S. Open Championship was contested at Erin Hills, just outside Milwaukee, and the local market led the way with a 10.3/26 for the championship's final round. The 2017 champion Koepka's home market of West Palm Beach followed next with a 5.7/12. The top five markets were rounded out by Dayton (5.5/11), Fort Myers (5.4/11) and Oklahoma City (5.3/11), home to Rickie Fowler, who led following the first round and remained in contention for his first major win throughout the weekend.

FOX Sports' coverage of the 2017 USGA Championship Season continues with the 38th Senior Open Championship at Salem Country Club in Peabody, Mass. Live championship coverage begins Thursday and Friday, June 29 and 30 from 2:00 to 7:00 PM ET on FS1, moving to the FOX broadcast network for the third and final rounds on Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and 2, from 1:00 to 6:00 PM ET.

UEFA Champions League Final Delivers More Than 3 Million Viewers on FOX and FOX Deportes
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Saturday, June 3.

[via press release from FOX Sports] This Just In...
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL DELIVERS MORE THAN 3 MILLION VIEWERS ON FOX AND FOX DEPORTES

On Saturday, June 3, Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid defeated Italian powerhouse Juventus 4-1 to retain the UEFA Champions League title in a match that delivered more than 3 million viewers on FOX and FOX Deportes.

· The match drew 1,762,000 viewers on FOX, up +5% over last year's Real Madrid vs. Atletico de Madrid final (1,682,000)

· On FOX Deportes, the match attracted 1,241,000 total viewers, making it the most-watched watch Spanish-language cable sports program in the U.S. for the week

FOX Sports GO: Saturday's match delivered an average minute audience of 56,116 for both the English and Spanish streams.

Daytona 500 on FOX Scores More Than 23 Million Total Viewers
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Sunday, February 26.

[via press release from FOX Sports] DAYTONA 500 ON FOX SCORES MORE THAN 23 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS
FOX, FOX Sports GO & FOX Deportes Draw Average Audience of 12 Million, Up 5% Over 2016
Charlotte, N.C. - With a thrilling, last-lap pass in the first MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES race to feature the new stage format, 2004 NASCAR premier series champion Kurt Busch won Sunday's season-opening DAYTONA 500 on FOX, with 23.3 million viewers tuning in for all or part of the event. An average audience of 12 million watched the race across the FOX broadcast network, FOX Deportes and FOX Sports GO, including 11.92 million on FOX alone.

Key 2017 DAYTONA 500 highlights are below:
· The race averaged 11.922 million viewers on FOX, up +5% over 2016's average audience of 11.357 million, peaking at 14.031 million viewers from 6:15-6:30 PM ET

· The DAYTONA 500 scored a 6.6/15 HH rating, which is flat overall compared to the 2016 edition but delivers positive gains across key male and adult demographics:
Demographic Year-Over-Year HH Rating vs 2016
Men 18-34 +10% 2.2 vs 2.0 (ties a four-year high)
Men 18-49 +9% 3.7 vs 3.4
Men 25-54 +4% 5.2 vs 5.0
Adults 18-34 +13% 1.8 vs 1.6 (ties a four-year high)
Adults 18-49 +4% 2.8 vs 2.7
Adults 25-54 +3% 3.9 vs 3.8

· The race projects to rank as the highest-rated and most-watched sports event of the weekend and the highest-rated and most-watched sports event since the Feb. 5 Super Bowl on FOX
· The DAYTONA 500 projects to rank as FOX's highest-rated and most-watched telecast of any kind since Super Bowl Sunday
· The race continues to remain the No. 1 motor sports event in television

· Top-Five Markets: Core NASCAR markets led the way with Greensboro, N.C., finishing first with a 17.5/31, followed by Greenville, S.C. (16.5/28), Indianapolis (14.4/26), Knoxville, Tenn. (12.7/22) and Jacksonville, Fla. (12.4/22). Markets that experienced the largest year-over-year increases include Austin, Texas (+111%), San Diego (+74%), Oklahoma City (+49%) and Norfolk, Va. (+47%). Yesterday's race also saw significant gains in America's biggest markets, including Chicago (+18%), Philadelphia (+32%), Washington, D.C. (+18%) and Atlanta (+20%).

FOX SPORTS GO: FOX Sports GO delivered an average minute audience of 39,832, up +99% over last year's 20,008, marking the best performance ever for a NASCAR event on FOX Sports GO.
SOCIAL: The DAYTONA 500 was the second-most talked-about event on social media Sunday, trailing only the Academy Awards, with 443,000 people posting about the race on Twitter or Facebook. Two million people posted or engaged socially regarding the DAYTONA 500.

FOXSPORTS.COM: NASCAR was the most popular section on FOXSports.com on Sunday, with 450,000 people visiting the section. One in three visitors to FOXSports.com consumed NASCAR content on Sunday, while users averaged 9.2 minutes on the site.

FOX Sports' coverage of the 2017 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES continues this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, with live race coverage on FOX at 2:30 PM ET and pre-race coverage beginning at 2:00 PM ET on FOX NASCAR SUNDAY. For more FOX NASCAR information, please visit FOX SPORTS PRESS PASS.

Super Bowl LI on FOX Is Most-Viewed Program in U.S. Television History
FOX Sports further spins the numbers for Sunday, February 5.

[via press release from FOX Sports] SUPER BOWL LI ON FOX IS MOST-VIEWED PROGRAM IN U.S. TELEVISION HISTORY
Total Audience Hits 172 Million Viewers

FOX, FOX Sports GO & NFL Digital and FOX Deportes Pull In Average Audience of 113.7 Million
Houston - Houston, the Patriots have landed. In the greatest comeback and first overtime game in Super Bowl history, the New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons, 34-28, Sunday night on FOX, delivering the network a record 172 million total viewers for all or part of the historic event. An average audience of 113.7 million watched the game on the FOX broadcast network, FOX Deportes and FOX Sports GO & NFL Digital, including 111.3 million on FOX alone. Key highlights are below:

SUPER BOWL LI ON FOX
· With a total audience of 172 million, more people watched last night's Super Bowl on FOX than any other program in U.S. television history

· Super Bowl LI recorded an average audience of 113.7 million viewers on FOX, FOX Sports GO & NFL Digital and FOX Deportes, which is tied for the second most-watched Super Bowl of all time across all platforms (vs. 115.8 million in 2015)

· With 111.3 million average viewers on the FOX broadcast network, Super Bowl LI is the fifth most-watched program in television history and FOX's second most-watched event ever behind Super Bowl XLVIII (vs. 112.2 million)

· Sunday's game, in which New England overcame the largest deficit in Super Bowl history, saw the largest in-game audience growth on record, as the average audience swelled 29 percent from kickoff through overtime in the 10:00-10:15 PM ET window

· Super Bowl LI powered FOX to an easy win across all networks in prime time Sunday night, and the 45.3/70 household rating/share ranks as the highest-rated telecast of the broadcast season

FOX DEPORTES
· More than 650,000 total viewers tuned in to watch the game in Spanish on FOX Deportes, setting a record for the most-watched non-soccer event in Spanish cable television history
· FOX Deportes eclipsed its own record of 561,000, set in 2014 during the first ever Super Bowl telecast in Spanish in the U.S., by nearly 90,000
· Viewership peaked at 911,000 from 9:45-10:00 PM ET

DIGITAL
· Super Bowl LI is the most live-streamed Super Bowl ever, delivering an average minute audience of 1.72 million, up +23% over last year (vs. 1.4 million) and up +224% over FOX's last Super Bowl stream in 2014 (vs. 530,523). The live stream of Super Bowl LI was carried on FOXSportsGO.com, the FOX Sports GO app on tablets and connected devices including Xbox One, Apple TV, Roku, Android TV, Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV, as well as NFL Mobile and go90 for Verizon customers and the NFL app on Xbox One and Windows 10

· Super Bowl LI is the single most talked about television program ever, according to Nielsen Social Content Ratings, with 48 million social authors across Facebook and Twitter generating 191 million social interactions. Super Bowl LI is the first Super Bowl in which Facebook has been included in the Nielsen Social Content Ratings

· Social interactions peaked during the 10:30-10:45 PM ET window with Patriots running back James White's game-winning touchdown serving as the most-tweeted minute (177,865 at 10:27 PM ET)

HALFTIME
· Lady Gaga's halftime performance drew 117.5 million viewers during the 8:15-8:30 PM ET window and ranks as the second most-watched halftime show in Super Bowl history behind Katy Perry's performance at Super Bowl XLIX (vs. 120.7 million)

PREGAME
· The FOX SUPER BOWL SUNDAY pregame show averaged a 10.1/20 household rating/share (20.719 million viewers) for its nearly five hours of programming from 2:00-6:38 PM ET
· President Donald Trump's interview with Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly, which aired in the pregame show during the 4:00-4:15 PM ET window, drew a 6.8/15 household rating/share with 12.2 million viewers

· FOX Sports' live Super Bowl LI coverage began with SKIP & SHANNON: UNDISPUTED SUPER BOWL SPECIAL, which attracted 2.4 million viewers from 12:00-1:00 PM ET and is the most-watched sports debate show in U.S. television history

· FOX SUPER BOWL KICKOFF pulled in 4.1 million viewers from 1:00-2:00 PM ET, the second most-watched edition of FOX NFL KICKOFF ever

FOX ENTERTAINMENT
· The premiere of 24: LEGACY delivered a 6.1 in Adults 18-49 and 17.6 million total viewers, making it the most-watched episode in 24 franchise history

· Among Adults 18-49, 24: LEGACY is broadcast's highest-rated series debut since 2 Broke Girls (7.1/16 LS, 9/19/11) and highest-rated broadcast entertainment telecast this season
· 24: LEGACY aired from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM ET/8:00-9:00 PM PT, which was the third latest post-Super Bowl start time in telecast history  

Super Bowl LI on FOX Delivers Network's Best Metered Market Rating Ever
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Sunday, February 5.

[via press release from FOX Sports] This Just In...
SUPER BOWL LI ON FOX DELIVERS NETWORK'S BEST METERED MARKET RATING EVER

Houston - The New England Patriots' dramatic overtime win against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday on FOX delivered a 48.8/72 metered market household rating/share, according to Nielsen Media Research, which is the network's highest metered market rating ever. Additional metered market highlights include:

· Super Bowl LI holds the third-highest metered market rating in the game's history
· The game is up +3.0% over the last Super Bowl on FOX, the 2014 matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos (48.8 vs. 47.6)

· Super Bowl LI powered FOX to an easy win across all networks in prime time Sunday night, and the 48.8 rating projects to rank as FOX's highest-rated primetime telecast of the broadcast season
· Sunday night's game opened with a 43.5/69 household rating/share at kickoff and peaked at a 52.1/74 from 10:00-10:30 PM ET as the game went into overtime for the first time in Super Bowl history and James White crossed the goal line to hand the Patriots the franchise's fifth Lombardi Trophy

· Pittsburgh led all local markets with a 57.9/78 household rating/share, followed by: Buffalo (57.2/78); Atlanta (57.0/82); Norfolk (55.9/75); Richmond (55.7/73); Milwaukee (54.8/75); Providence (54.6/78); Boston (54.3/81); Indianapolis (54.1/75); and Minneapolis (54.0/78) and Hartford (54.0/72)
Fast Nationals have been ordered for Super Bowl LI and will be made available later today.

2017 NFC Championship Game Delivers 46.422 Million Combined Viewers on FOX Broadcast Network, FOX Deportes & FOX Sports GO
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Sunday, January 22.

[via press release from FOX Sports] This Just In...
2017 NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME DELIVERS 46.422 MILLION COMBINED VIEWERS ON FOX BROADCAST NETWORK, FOX DEPORTES & FOX SPORTS GO

New York, NY - FOX Sports' exclusive presentation of the 2017 NFC Championship Game between the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons Sunday afternoon registered a 24.8/45 household rating/share with 46.005 million viewers on the FOX broadcast network, according to fast national figures released by Nielsen Media Research. Yesterday's contest is up +3% over last year's NFC Championship Game (vs. 24.1/37) and is +1% better than last year's average audience (vs. 45.739 million viewers) for the Arizona Cardinals and Carolina Panthers. Combined with FOX Deportes (91,000 total viewers) and FOX Sports GO (326,000 average minute audience), Sunday's NFC Championship Game delivered 46.422 million viewers.
  
Sunday afternoon's Green Bay vs. Atlanta contest opened with a 19.5/40 household rating/share (33.897 million viewers) at kickoff and peaked to an impressive 26.5/47 (50.004 million viewers) at 5:30 PM ET.

FOX's four NFC Playoff matchups in 2017 averaged a 22.2/40 with 40.758 million viewers, up +1% over last year's three-game average on FOX (vs. 22.3/39 with 40.352 million viewers). Excluding this year's Saturday divisional game, FOX is up +11% over last year's audience delivery (44.672 million viewers vs. 40.352 million viewers) on a like-to-like basis.

FOX Sports GO registered its second-best authenticated NFL game ever with over 4.1 million stream starts (+129% vs. 2016), 67 million minutes streamed (+137% vs. 2016) and delivered an average minute audience of 326,000 which is up +126% over last year.

FOX Deportes' coverage of Sunday's Packers vs. Falcons matchup delivered an additional 91,000 total viewers to the telecast.

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