FOX SPORTS 1 IS AMERICA'S FASTEST GROWING NETWORK
MLB Postseason Coverage Drives Significant Audience Growth
New York - The 2014-15 television season is now three weeks old, and driven by the record-breaking audiences generated by FOX Sports 1's MLB postseason coverage, the 14-month old channel is now the fastest growing network in television, according to Nielsen.
As previously documented, FOX Sports 1's top three, and six of its top 10, shows are 2014 MLB postseason games, led by Giants/Cardinals NLCS Game 2 on Sunday night, which averaged 4.367 million viewers. It marked the first time FOX Sports 1 broke the 4 million viewer plateau. In addition, FOX Sports 1 claims several other milestones this television season (9/22-10/12):
· FOX Sports 1 is television's fastest-growing network on a total day basis, increasing its average audience by 175,000, an increase of 164%.
· FOX Sports 1 the fastest-growing network in prime-time television in terms of percentage audience growth (+303%) and viewers gained (+711,000).
· FOX Sports 1 is television's fastest-growing sports network by far in terms of percentage audience increase and increased viewership in prime time and total day.
FOX Sports 1 has also experienced significant Year Two viewership increases since its first anniversary on August 17 to date:
· FOX Sports 1's second year is +79% in prime time and +48% in total day viewership.
· The only networks on television showing greater percentage growth than FOX Sports 1 since Aug. 17 are fellow Fox Networks Group channels FXX and MundoFox.
Coverage of the National League Championship Series, presented by T-Mobile, which the San Francisco Giants lead the St. Louis Cardinals two games to one, continues tonight with Game 4, live from AT&T Park in San Francisco. The NLCS Game 4 pregame show airs at 7:30 PM ET, followed by game coverage at 8:00 PM ET. Joe Buck has the game call, with analysts Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci. Erin Andrews and Ken Rosenthal serve as reporters. The pregame is hosted by Kevin Burkhardt with analysts Gabe Kapler, Eric Karros, CJ Nitkowski and Hall of Famer Frank Thomas.