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Archives: FOX Soccer

FOX Breaks Record For Most-Watched English Premier League Game In U.S. TV History

Posted on by Christopher Harris

FOX Broadcasting Company broke the record Sunday for the most viewed English Premier League game in U.S. television history. The tape-delayed game featuring Chelsea against Liverpool scored an audience of 1.67 million, beating out the previous record of 1.626 million … Continue reading

Why FOX’s World Cup TV Rights Deal is a Victory For the Premier League, Not MLS

Posted on by Christopher Harris

FOX winning the TV rights for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup tournaments is, in a strange way, a victory for the Premier League. FOX Soccer has built its soccer empire on the success it has achieved with U.S. … Continue reading

FOX and EPL Win Soccer TV Ratings War Against MLS and ESPN

Posted on by Christopher Harris

FOX’s taped broadcast of Chelsea against Liverpool drew an overnight TV rating that nearly doubled the rating for ESPN’s primetime MLS Cup on Sunday, according to a USA Today report. Chelsea against Liverpool got a 1.5 overnight, which translates to … Continue reading

Piers Morgan Goes To Hollywood To Boost Chelsea vs Liverpool TV Ratings on FOX

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The reaction to the appointment of Piers Morgan to FOX Soccer’s studio team had been mixed from Wednesday, when the announcement was made, through today. Now that we had a chance to watch him interact Sunday for the broadcast of … Continue reading

Piers Morgan Joins FOX As Studio Analyst For Upcoming Premier League Games

Posted on by Christopher Harris

In a surprise move, FOX Soccer has announced that Piers Morgan will be a studio guest for two upcoming Premier League games to be shown live on US television. The first will be the November 20 game on FOX Soccer … Continue reading

Watch the New FOX Soccer TV Commercial (Video)

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Fox Soccer Anthem :60 from Guillermo Lecuona on Vimeo. If you’ve been watching FOX Soccer during the past week, you may have noticed a new TV commercial that shows soccer fans around the United States sharing their passion for the beautiful … Continue reading

What a Typical Saturday Looks Like For a European Soccer Fan in the U.S.

Posted on by Christopher Harris

If you want an idea of what a somewhat typical Saturday looks like for a soccer fan who lives in the United States and who follows European soccer, take a peek at the above image and click on it for … Continue reading

Premier League TV Viewing Audience Numbers In the United States, 2008-11

Posted on by Christopher Harris

TV viewing audience numbers for Premier League matches on U.S. television have come a long in four years. From 19,000 viewers in 2008 for one game to more than 1.6 million for a recent Premier League match. Along the way, … Continue reading

DirecTV Reaches Agreement To Continue Carrying FOX Soccer and FOX Soccer Plus

Posted on by Christopher Harris

DirecTV has reached an agreement with FOX to continue carrying all FOX Networks including FOX Soccer, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. “We both know the past ten days have been challenging, but we’re pleased that both sides could eventually … Continue reading

A Television Guide To The MLS Cup Quarterfinals

Posted on by Earl Reed

 Tomorrow, the meat of the MLS Cup Playoffs begin, and we can look forward to seeing all of the matches televised. Some of us, that is. ESPN publicized their plans for the Quarterfinals today. ESPN2 will be airing both legs … Continue reading

DirecTV Threatens to Remove FOX Soccer From Its Programming

Posted on by Christopher Harris

DirecTV has threatened to remove FOX Soccer and FOX Soccer Plus from its programming by November 1st if the satellite provider is unable to make a deal with FOX. According to DirecTV, NewsCorp (the parent company of FOX) is demanding … Continue reading

ESPN2′s Coverage of Liverpool Against Man Utd Nets 456,000 Viewers

Posted on by Christopher Harris

ESPN and FOX are not only competitive when it comes to bidding for World Cup TV rights. They’re also very competitive in the TV ratings game, namely the number of viewers watching Premier League matches on U.S. television. EPL Talk … Continue reading

FOX Soccer Extends FA Cup, Community Shield and England TV Rights In USA

Posted on by Alex Muller

Good news for English football fans in the United States. FOX Soccer has renewed exclusive media rights with The Football Association (FA), the governing body of soccer in England, for six more years through the 2017-18 soccer season.  The current agreement is … Continue reading

FOX Draws Audience of 2.1 Million for Spurs Against Arsenal TV Broadcast

Posted on by Alex Muller

FOX’s broadcast of the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal was watched by a TV audience of more than 2.1 million across FOX, FOX Soccer and FOX Deportes combined. Interestingly, when compared to the TV audience numbers for … Continue reading

FOX’s Coverage of Premier League Brings Soccer to a Whole New Audience

Posted on by Earl Reed

Monday morning, the day we all tend to dread. Roll out of bed, put on your threads and head off to either work or school to put in your “eight hours.” For Americans like myself, one of the first talking … Continue reading

Why FOX Soccer Should Acquire Special 1 TV

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Ever since the end of last season, Special 1 TV has been quietly pimping itself trying to find a new home. The hit soccer comedy show started life at Setanta Sports before moving to BBC. But during the summer, it … Continue reading

Comcast Soccer Fail: Caught In The Wild (Photo)

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Thanks to the eagle eyes of EPL Talk reader Dave Griffiths and his son, they snapped a photograph this week of a Comcast van on the streets of Atlanta, Georgia. The wraparound on the Comcast van, with a goalkeeper diving … Continue reading

FOX Passes The Test With First EPL Game On Free-to-Air TV

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Earlier this year, I was very critical of FOX’s coverage of the Champions League Final where they seemingly ostracized soccer fans in favor of attracting a mainstream audience. During the broadcast, they dumbed down the coverage so much that neither … Continue reading