A month into their launch, Fox Sports 1 is already mixing up their programming schedule.
Starting on Monday, NASCAR Race Hub is being expanded to an hour, beginning at 4 PM, throughout the Chase. Fox Soccer Daily is being moved up a half hour to 3:30. The scheduling of Fox Sports Live is also changing, as a rerun of Fox Football Daily is now airing at midnight following the 11 PM edition of Fox Sports Live. After a 1 AM version of the show, Fox Sports 1 is airing reruns of programming throughout the early hours of the morning until 6 AM, when the Fox Sports Live replays resume.
I can definitely understand the need for change, judging from how awful some of the ratings for Fox Soccer Daily and the early morning editions of Fox Sports Live have been. And why not go all-in with more coverage of football, NASCAR, and UFC, which have continually delivered early viewership numbers for Fox Sports 1?
Yet, I think it's telling that changes are already happening. The men and women at Fox aren't resting on their laurels and standing by the "well, we're still a growing network" line of thinking. They're at least trying to shift focus to what their viewers are watching and what's been working so far, something that networks like NBCSN and CBS Sports Network have been slower to do in their existence.
@awfulannouncing I AM NOT SURPRISED...THEY CAME OUT OF THE BOX EXTREMELY WEAK....
@awfulannouncing cause the channel is ridiculous. And I don't even know what channel it is.
@awfulannouncing They're polluting UCL postgame with Crowd Goes Wild lead-in. Almost no highlights of other matches. One goal at most.
@awfulannouncing I think it's safe to say that the low ratings for Fox Soccer Daily are 99.9% Eric Wynalda's fault... he is just awful.
@awfulannouncing when will they cancel Crowd Goes Wild?
@awfulannouncing they need a morning show
@awfulannouncing gotta get rid of mcnabb
@awfulannouncing I heard they are having problems in the ratings.
They aren't going to talk much about F1 because NBC Sports Network has the live events. Same game ESPN plays with hockey: lip service at best.
Good thing for DVR or I would be mad they are moving the soccer show. As long as I get my JSB (Julie Stewart-Binks) fix. :)
I wish they would stop slurping NASCAR and talk about other racing like SPEED did at least on Sundays--F1, motor cylcle, sprint cars, NHRA, etc..
Something that might help is by appeasing all those Motorsports fans by giving them back some of their old SPEED shows, but I doubt Fox Sports wants to admit they made a mistake by removing all them.
@sants4 @awfulannouncing consult your TV guide dude, laziness is no excuse.
@DanielOrmsby Sometimes, you just have to make a clean break.