Fox Soccer Channel will be televising the Liverpool against Manchester United game scheduled for October 25 at 10am ET.
Up until now, we weren’t sure whether Setanta Sports or Fox Soccer Channel would show the game, but the game is now listed on Fox Soccer Channel’s TV schedule. Following the game, FSC will show West Ham United versus Arsenal at Noon ET.
Setanta Sports, meanwhile, will show Bolton versus Everton (9:30am ET) and Manchester City against Fulham (11am ET on Setanta Xtra, and delayed at Noon ET on Setanta Sports USA).
Typically, Fox Soccer Channel shows the 11am ET game while Setanta Sports gets the early Sunday kick-off, but in a massive coup, Fox Soccer Channel will be showing the biggest game of the season.
Fox Soccer Channel televising the Liverpool against Man United game will be a massive boost to its TV ratings. ESPN2’s biggest TV rating of the 2009-2010 season thus far was 398,391 viewers for the Liverpool against Aston Villa game shown on Monday, August 24th at 3pm ET. In comparison, the largest TV rating Fox Soccer Channel achieved during the 2008-2009 season was 298,000 viewers for the Liverpool against Chelsea match shown on Sunday, February 1, 2009 at 11am ET.