Under the FOX banner, we produce and distribute content through some of the world’s leading and most valued brands, including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the FOX Network, and the FOX Television Stations. We empower a diverse range of creators to imagine and develop culturally significant content, while building an organization that thrives on creative ideas, operational expertise and strategic thinking.
FOX News finished 2018 as the most-watched basic cable network for the third consecutive year in both primetime and total day viewing. FOX News has held its number one national cable news network status for 17 consecutive years. FOX Business Network has been the most-watched national financial channel for more than two years in business day viewership.
With sports programming accounting for 88 of the top 100 most watched live-plus-same-day programs in the U.S. during calendar 2018, FOX Sports is leveraging the durability of sports to consistently deliver mass audiences. FOX Network has aired the most watched television program, NFL’s America's Game of the Week on FOX, for ten consecutive years, and in 2018, the NFL on FOX regular season pulled in an average of more than 18 million viewers.
The FOX Network is a premier national television broadcast network, renowned for disrupting legacy broadcasters with powerful sports programming and appealing primetime entertainment. The FOX Network’s primetime entertainment lineup accounted for seven of the 2017-2018 broadcast season’s top 20 new broadcast entertainment series. Recently, groundbreaking and innovative shows including 9-1-1, Last Man Standing, The Masked Singer and Empire as well as the addition of NFL Thursday Night Football helped earn FOX the distinction as the only major network to post year-over-year ratings growth during the fall 2018-2019 broadcast season. We remain focused on delivering the highest-quality and most engaging scripted and unscripted content.
FOX Television Stations owns and operates 28 full power broadcast television stations in the U.S. These stations distribute sports, entertainment and syndicated content, and collectively produce nearly 1,000 hours of local news every week. These stations leverage viewer, distributor and advertiser demand for the FOX Network’s national content. The breadth and depth of our footprint allows us to produce and distribute content that engages and informs audiences, develops deeper consumer relationships and creates more compelling product offerings.
We have long been a leader in news, sports and entertainment programming, achieving strong revenue growth and profitability in a complex industry environment over the past several years. FOX will continue to invest across our businesses, allocate resources toward investments in higher growth initiatives and take advantage of strategic opportunities, including potential acquisitions across the range of the media categories in which we operate.