FOX declares FS1 the #1 sports network in America!

FOX is running an ad proclaiming FS1 the number one sports network in America.

Do you know how you know a channel is not the number one sports network in America?

A) It is running an ad proclaiming itself the *number one sports network in America.
B) 90% of its other ads are ads for 3 programs on ... itself.

And, C:

It's claim of being the #1 sports network (DAY AND NIGHT!) is based on a 6 day period. October 10-16. On during October 10-16? Four prime time Cubs games! Of course it's going to be #1. (The sports network’s MLB post season coverage represented half of the most watched shows during the week, led by its record 7.2 million viewers for its Oct. 16 Game 2 telecast of the Chicago Cubs-Los Angeles Dodgers National League Championship Series.)

Here's how it breaks down:

Prime time

FS1 3,648,000 viewers
ESPN 2,079,000
NFLN 578,000


FS1 895,000
ESPN 825,000
NFLN 218,000

TBS, which is airing the Toronto Blue Jays-Cleveland Indians American League Championship Series, finished third with 2.1 million viewers, followed by ESPN’s 2 million average viewers.

Great breaking news FS1. Colin Cowherd will tell you its because FOX has stolen 'tons of top level executives from ESPN' who are doing a bang up job.

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