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TCA: FXX’s Historic 552-Episode ‘Simpsons’ Marathon Has A Start Date; Brass Touts Immersive App

By | Monday July 21, 2014 @ 11:40am PDT

TCA: FXX’s Historic 552-Episode ‘Simpsons’ Marathon Has A Start Date; Brass Touts Immersive AppFXX said in April that it will air the longest marathon in TV history when it welcomes The Simpsons repeats, and today the network announced that it’ll run August 21 through September 1. During the course of the mega-marathon, FXX will air in chronological order all 25 seasons — 552 episodes — of the Fox animated series that’s the longest-running scripted series in TV history. The Simpsons Movie will be included in the marathon and also will air chronologically within the stunt, after episode No. 400. The marathon begins at 10 AM ET/PT on August 21 and ends at midnight ET/PT on September 1.

Related: ‘The Simpsons’ To Debut On FXX With 552-Episode Marathon

FXX logoReminding TV critics about the stunt at the TCA Summer Press Tour, panelists also walked them through plans for a new interactive digital and online experience that’s billed as the ultimate Simpsons digital experience. Simpsons World — named after, and incorporating, Matt Groening’s published show bible of same name — offers a premium Simpsons fan experience, including access to their entire catalog of full-length episodes for the first time ever via FXNOW App and, in October.

Related: TCA: FX’s John Landgraf Talks ‘AHS: Freak Show’ & ‘Fargo’, Freshman Renewals, W. Kamau Bell

Beginning September 2, FXX will regularly schedule The Simpsons episodes in fringe, primetime and late-night dayparts on weekdays and weekends. Additionally, every Sunday the network will broadcast a thematic mini-marathon consisting of eight Simpsons episodes beginning at 4 PM ET/PT and leading into the 8 PM ET/PT broadcast on Fox. Read More »

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FXX Orders Jay Baruchel Starrer ‘Man Seeking Woman’

By | Wednesday July 2, 2014 @ 9:46am PDT

FXX Orders Jay Baruchel Starrer ‘Man Seeking Woman’FXX has ordered 10 episodes of half-hour comedy Man Seeking Woman, from Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video. It’s slated for a 2015 premiere. Jay Baruchel stars in the project based on Simon Rich’s book The Last Girlfriend On Earth, Man Seeking Woman. It centers on Josh Greenberg (Baruchel) a naive romantic on a desperate quest for love. When his longtime girlfriend dumps him, Josh enters the dating scene, a nightmarish hellscape of untold horror. Despite the agony, Josh continues his search in the hopes of finding someone who will make all the misery worth it. Eric André (The Eric André Show, Don’t Trust the B– in Apartment 23), Britt Lower (Unforgettable) and Maya Erskine (Betas) round out the cast. Read More »

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FX Supports Tracy Morgan, Says “His Show Will Be Waiting For Him” When He Recovers

By | Tuesday June 10, 2014 @ 10:07am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

tracymorganTracy Morgan‘s horrible car accident over the weekend raised questions about the future of his 10-episode FXX series, which had been slated to begin production in August for a January premiere. Today, FX Networks and FX Prods., which is producing the show, issued the following statement:

The only thing we are concerned with is the health and recovery of Tracy Morgan and the victims of this tragic accident. We will support Tracy and his family in every way possible throughout his recovery. At the point when Tracy has recovered and decides that he is ready to go back to work, his show will be waiting for him. Right now our thoughts and prayers remain with Tracy, the other victims of the accident, and their families.

Morgan has been in critical but stable condition at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Jersey following a car crash early Saturday morning that killed Morgan’s mentor and comedy writer James McNair.

Related: Family Of ‘30 Rock’ Star Tracy Morgan Refutes Amputation Rumors

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FX & FXX Set Summer Premiere Dates

By | Friday May 16, 2014 @ 12:16pm PDT

TyrantFX has laid out summer premiere dates for four new series and a returning drama, and sister channel FXX announced the launch date for a veteran comedy’s swan song. FX’s Middle East-set series Tyrant, which stars Adam Rayner as the son of a dictator of a war-torn country who returns to his homeland after FX logoa self-imposed 20-year exile, will premiere at 10 PM June 24. FX’s high-profile vampire drama The Strain from EP Carlton Cuse and Guillermo del Toro premieres July FXX logo13. And the new FX comedies Married and You’re The Worst will bow back-to-back on July 17. As for returning shows, the second season of FX’s The Bridge kicks off July 9, and the fourth and final season of FXX’s comedy Wilfred arrives June 25.

FXX’s ‘Legit’ & FX’s ‘Chozen’ Cancelled
Summer Premiere Dates For New And Returning Series

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FXX’s ‘Legit’ & FX’s ‘Chozen’ Cancelled

By | Wednesday May 14, 2014 @ 4:11pm PDT

media-3188465531782907452-legit_s2_2048x1024_1391806735235_640_320Tonight’s season finale of Legit will be the FXX comedy’s swan song. FX Networks confirmed today that the sophomore comedy starring Jim Jefferies has been canceled along with the FX freshman animated series Chozen. FX Networks CEO John Landgraf said last month that FX and FXX CHZN_GROUP__130606184315-275x276would be doubling their original output in the next year and that the fate of Legit and Chozen would be decided after their current seasons. Chozen wrapped its 10-episode run March 31. Legit was renewed for Season 2 in March 2013, along with fellow FX comedies It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia and The League, and all three were moved to the fledgling FXX, along with late-night talker Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell, which has since been cancelled. Legit followed the often often raunchy adventures of Jefferies, an expat Aussie comedian living in Venice, CA, with his boozy, divorced best friend Steve (Dan Bakkedahl) and Steve’s kid brother Billy (DJ Qualls), a quadraplegic with MS. Chozen, about a gay white rapper (voiced by Bobby Moynihan) who’s fresh out of prison, was from Danny McBride — whose Eastbound & Down recently wrapped a four-season run on HBO — and his Rough Pictures partners Jody Hill and David Gordon Green. Chozen was the first original series order for FXX back in June.

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Super Bowl Helps Fox Beat Fiscal Q3 Earnings Forecasts


UPDATE: COO Chase Carey says not to worry about speculation that he’s preparing to leave. “Rupert and I have an understanding and a new agreement,” he told analysts in a conference call. “We just haven’t gotten it on paper yet.”

PREVIOUS, 1:08 PM: Shares are up about 4% in postmarket trading after Fox reported that the Super Bowl helped to score an additional $338M at the TV business — enabling the company to beat expectations for the first three months of 2013, an otherwise mixed quarter. Rupert Murdoch‘s entertainment operation generated $1.07B in Super Bowl XLVIII - Seattle Seahawks v Denver Broncosnet income, -63% vs the period last year, on revenues of $8.22B, +11.8%. The top line exceeded forecasts for $7.99B. Adjusted earnings at 47 cents a share also beat predictions for 35 cents.

Related: Super Bowl Scores With Record 111.5 Million Viewers

The dominant Cable Network Programming unit’s revenues increased 11.5% to $3.15B — slightly less than analysts anticipated — with cash flow +10% to $1.18B. The business benefited from an 11% increase in the cash it collects from cable and satellite companies, and an 8% increase in domestic ads. But it also had higher expenses to launch Fox Sports 1 and FXX. At the Fox broadcast operation revenues with the Super Bowl RIO-2-Affichewere +27.1% to $1.59B, higher than the consensus forecast, with cash flow +31.5% to $288M. Ad sales were up 30%, although Fox says that it also suffered from “lower general entertainment ratings, led by declines at American Idol.” Filmed Entertainment suffered from comparisons with early 2013 which included A Good Day To Die Hard, Parental Guidance, and Life Of Pi and as it absorbed costs, but didn’t collect revenues, for Rio 2 which was released in April. Revenues fell 2.9% to $2.28B although cash flow increased 6% to $354M from sales of streaming rights to Amazon of TV shows including The Americans and 24. Read More »

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FX & FXX To Double Their Original Output, ‘Simpsons’ To Debut On FXX With A Bang, ‘The Americans’ Nears Season 3 Renewal

By | Wednesday April 9, 2014 @ 8:34am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

FX_Americans_s640x427FX Networks had been ramping up development, with some dozen pilots ordered in the past year. It is part of a major original expansion. At an upfront press event in New York, CEO John LandgThe Simpsonsraf said the company will go up from 11 originals to 20 across FX and FXX during the next year. FX Networks’ $750 million acquisition, The Simpsons, will make its debut on FXX in August with 12-day marathon. “It will be the longest continuous marathon in the history of television,” Landgraf said.

Related: EMMYS: John Landgraf Calls For Tougher Category Rules, Says ‘True Detective’s Entry As Drama Series “Unfair”

On the renewal front, a formal third-season renewal of The Americans is expected soon, he said. “We look forward to it being on our schedule for quite some time,” he said, later adding that he was “confident in the [show's] long-term prospect.” While the series’ live numbers may have dipped, it has been a DVR growth story. The Americans‘ DVR numbers are “unlike anything I have ever seen,” Landgraf said. “Live viewing is essentially just 20% of whole.”

Landgraf and his team will wait for the seasons of Legit and Chozen to end before making a decision on their future but that would be coming soon. Landgraf also touted the new season of Louie as being “amazing” and upcoming limited series Fargo as being “so good I can’t close the door” on another installment. “If it comes back, it will once again be located in North Dakota or Minnesota but telling a different story with different characters.” However, “the bar is high, it has to be an extraordinarily good story.”

Related: Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton & Charlie Day Ink Big New 3-Year Deal With FX Prods

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FXX Orders Tracy Morgan Comedy Series

By | Friday April 4, 2014 @ 9:38am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

tracy-morgan-201x30030 Rock alum Tracy Morgan is returning to primetime. I hear FXX has given a straight-to-series order to a comedy series starring Morgan, from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia creators Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton and Sunny writer Luvh Rakhe. This is a brand new concept, which is yet to be fleshed out, unrelated to Death Pact, the comedy pilot FX recently produced, from writers Rob Long and Tad Safran, which fxxlogostarred Morgan as a formerly lazy, pot-dealing assistant high school coach who returns to his hometown as a decorated war hero. I hear FX approached McElhenney, Day and Howerton about working with Morgan in January, with the discussions leading to the new series. While there had been no formal pass on Death Pact, some cast members already have booked new gigs.

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Chase Carey Says ‘The Simpsons’ Opens Digital Opportunities For FXX

By | Thursday February 6, 2014 @ 7:25am PST

Fox hopes to “create some precedents” with its digital plans for The Simpsons later this year when the long-running animated series will become “the face” of FXX, COO Chase Carey told analysts this morning in a call to discuss fiscal Q2 earnings.The-Simpsons-image-5__130806024809-275x314 No specifics yet — but the exec says that it’s one of the reasons why Fox decided to keep the re-run rights instead of licensing to someone else. “There are times when our distribution businesses have a unique ability to take advantage of a set of rights. And The Simpsons is a perfect example.” The show will “help brand…and help drive” FXX, Carey adds, but Fox isn’t “turning it into The Simpsons Channel.” Would a similar strategy also make sense for, say, FX’s The Americans? Not necessarily, Carey says. “When you get to a one-size-fits-all [strategy], I don’t think that’s the way to go….What we’re not going to do is undersell the content” when others “see values that exceed what it’s worth to us.” Read More »

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FXX Sets ‘Legit’ Season 2 And ‘Ali G: Rezurection’ Premiere Date

By | Thursday January 16, 2014 @ 2:41pm PST

fxxlogoFXX has set a February 26 premiere date for original comedy series Legit and Ali G: Rezurection. Season 2 of Legit will bow at 10 PM followed by Ali G: Rezurection at 10:30 PM. Legit picks up with comedian Jim Jefferies pondering why he’s never had a relationship longer than six months, whether he’s a sex addict and how to deal with an extended visit from his parents and his roommates’ dad, Walter (John Ratzenberger). Ali G: Rezurection includes every episode of Da Ali G Show with new, original introductions starring Sacha Baron Cohen, along with the BAFTA Award-winning English episodes of Da Ali G Show that never aired on American television and The Best of Ali G. Da Ali G Show debuted on Channel 4 in the UK and aired on HBO in the U.S.

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FXX Lands ‘The Simpsons’ In Biggest Off-Network Deal In TV History

By | Friday November 15, 2013 @ 9:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Simpsons FXX Record DealTwenty-four seasons into its run, The Simpsons is finally headed to cable. In a competitive situation with five networks bidding, FXX has landed the exclusive cable as well as VOD/non-linear rights to the longest-running comedy series in TV history. The deal also is set to make TV history as the priciest off-network pact ever, expected to fetch at least $750 million, and the first one to include full digital rights. The enormous size of the deal — which some say could potentially reach $1 billion if the series keeps producing new seasons — stems from the staggering volume of Simpsons episodes available: 530 when the show starts airing on FXX in August 2014 and growing to 574 by September 2015. At the start, FXX will have access to the first 24 seasons, with another season added when it gets off-circulation on Fox, which recently greenlighted a 26th season. For instance, Season 25 will become available on FXX when Season 26 premieres on Fox next September.

Exact terms of the deal have not been disclosed but insiders estimate that FXX would be paying about $1.25 million per week, with the length of the agreement said to be about a decade (at least eight years, possibly 10). “The Simpsons is indisputably one of the greatest shows in television history,” said FX Networks CEO John Landgraf. “This was a very long, hard and complicated negotiation and I credit the relentlessness and diligence of Chuck Saftler for getting it done.” Said FX Networks COO Saftler, “Woo Hoo!” He called the back-and-forth “the longest negotiations that I am aware of for an off-network series” that took a month from the first offer to sealing a “landmark” deal. “This is a historic deal for FXX and FX Networks and I don’t believe there will ever be another one like it,” Saftler said. Besides the sheer volume, unprecedented is the granting of full VOD/non-linear rights to a cable network in conjunction with an off-network agreement, which normally gives nets rolling 5-6 episodes. In this case, FXNOW, the soon-to-be-launched authenticated mobile viewing app of FX Networks, will offer all seasons of The Simpsons that are available on FXX. As for that staggering volume of 574 episodes and counting? While a typical syndicated show that has produced 100 episodes is on a 5-week repeat cycle — meaning that the cable network goes through all of the episodes in 5 weeks after which it starts again from the pilot — it will be months and months before The Simpsons will have to repeat an episode on FXX, giving it a feel of an original run. Saftler expects The Simpsons to expand FXX’s “reach and frequency,” broadening its audience to include everyone from today’s teenagers who watch the show on Fox, to their parents who were teenagers when the show first premiered. Because of the virtual lack of repeats, he expects fans to check back often.

It took two decades, but The Simpsons producer 20th Century Fox TV had pretty good timing when it finally took The Simpsons to the cable marketplace. Several years ago, 21st Century Fox COO Chase Carey suggested that the company could launch a Simpsons cable channel (the volume of the Simpsons library could sustain that). Instead, the longest-running scripted series will serve as a backbone of another upstart Fox cable network, FXX. Given the benefits an asset like The Simpsons provides, FXX went very aggressively after the property in an already competitive marketplace. The network had been considered the frontrunner from the get-go with its vast shelf space that can easily accommodate a 600-episode off-network series and properly run and amortize it, something established cable networks with a full dance card of syndicated fare would find harder to do. That, combined with the financial windfall for 20th TV is making observers call the deal a “win-win” for both sides, and the ideal scenario parent 21 Century Fox had been hoping for. “The Simpsons long ago crossed over from ‘brilliant award-winning comedy series’ to ‘full-fledged cultural phenomenon,’ and this landmark deal is a testament to its enduring power and relevance,” said 20th TV chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walden. Read More »

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Fox Says Programming Investments Contributed To Earnings Miss For Fiscal Q1

By | Tuesday November 5, 2013 @ 1:08pm PST

No gain without pain, I guess — and Fox‘s investments in services including FXX and Fox Sports 1 pinched in the quarter that ended September 30. The company just reported net income of $1.26B, -43.8% vs the same period last year, on revenues of $7.06B, +17.6%. The revenue number was well ahead of the $6.8B that analysts anticipated. But the bottom line, at 33 cents a share, was two cents lower than the consensus forecast. The disparity between revenue and profit is clearest at the Cable Network Programming unit, where sales were +12.3% to $2.8B while cash flow fell 2.4% to $991M. Domestic affiliate fees were +10% while ad sales here were +6%, despite a drop at Fox News, which was helped last year by the presidential campaign. Still, expenses rose 22%, the company says, with two-thirds of the increase going toward the new channels. Filmed Entertainment also had a mixed quarter, with revenues +9.5% to $2.1B while cash flow fell 24.3% to $328M. As studios typically say in these situations, Fox attributes the profit fall to “difficult comparisons” with last year, which included Ice Age: Continental Drift. The revenue increase was helped by syndication of Modern Family and Netflix payments for the first two seasons of New Girl. The broadcast TV unit held its own as retransmission consent fees doubled — outweighing weak ad sales from lower ratings including at X Factor, and the loss of … Read More »

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FXP Inks First-Look Deal With Sacha Baron Cohen, FXX Orders ‘Ali G: Rezurection’

By | Friday November 1, 2013 @ 1:17pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Sacha Baron Cohen is dusting off his first famous alter ego, Ali G, in Ali G: Rezurection. The show, which will premiere on comedy-centric FXX early next year, includes every episode of HBO’s Da Ali G Show with new, original introductions starring Baron Cohen, along with the first 6 episodes of the British Da Ali G Show that never aired on American television and The Best of Ali G. Ali G: Rezurection is part of a first-look deal Baron Cohen’s production company, Four By Two, has signed with FX Prods. Da Ali G Show debuted on Channel 4 in the U.K. in 2003 as a spinoff from the network’s popular The 11 O’clock Show where the character originated. The first six-episode season aired on Channel 4, after which the show was picked up by HBO for 12 more U.S.-centric episodes. Alongside the eponymous Ali G, Da Ali G Show also features the Borat and Bruno characters. All three went on to headline feature films. In addition to the Ali G episodes, FXX will  air all of the Ali G segments and vignettes from The 11 O’clock Show. Baron Cohen is repped by WME and Ziffren, Brittenham.

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The Mystery Of ‘Totally Biased’s Vanishing Audience

By | Wednesday October 30, 2013 @ 7:45pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

It’s been a rough sledding for FX‘s late-night program Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell in its new home on FXX. With only one night of originals on the fledgling network, Wednesdays, the nightly Totally Biased has been barely registering for most of the week. For instance, on Monday, the show drew only 12,000 total viewers at 11 PM. Its adults 18-49 delivery was 4,000. In FXX’s target demo of adults 18-34 it averaged 3,000 viewers, while its young adults aged 18-24 audience was so miniscule, it was listed as 0 on the Nielsen charts. To put it in perspective, the second lowest rated cable late-night show among adults 18-49 on Monday, The Pete Holmes Show, averaged 245,000 in the demo. That’s 61 times Totally Biased‘s tally. In 18-34, the second lowest rated program, Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, scored 101,000 viewers, 34 times the viewership of Totally Biased. While a dropoff in moving to FXX, which is carried in 26 million fewer homes than flagship FX, was expected, those public access program-level numbers are puzzling as Totally Biased was a solid and pretty stable ratings performer on FX. Adding to the head-scratcher is the fact that Totally Biased‘s 1 AM repeat on Monday night did far better than the 11 PM premiere, logging 39,000 total viewers and 27,000 adults 18-49.

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ExxonMobil Sues FX To Protect Its Brand From Funny Shows

By | Thursday October 3, 2013 @ 9:14am PDT

ExxonMobil Corp has sued FX Networks over its use of the second “X” in its new, comedy-centric network which, the oil company says, infringes on its interlocking XX’s. This double-cross brawl may come as a surprise to Dos Equis (that’s Spanish for “Two X”), which also has a double-X logo, and we assume the legal wrangling will be be watched with considerable interest by the XX chromosome, and the roman numeral for 20.

What has world’s largest publicly traded oil company ExxonMobil’s knickers so knotted is the interlocking-ness of FXX‘s “X’s” in its logo. “ExxonMobil has invested many millions of dollars for more than four decades in advertising and promoting” the logo, David Beck, ExxonMobil’s attorney, said in the filing today in U.S. District Court in Houston, a copy of which was obtained by Deadline (read it here).  FX Networks and its studio affiliates, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. launched FXX network, and its offending logo, just last month. The network refused to drop the interlocking Xs when the oil company requested the change, according to the complaint. Because we are nitpickers: ExxonMobil’s logo features double-X’s that descend from left to right, while FXX’s logo ascends from left to right. Still, ExxonMobil served up examples of web postings, from such notables as GungHo, The Enchanted Goatee and JT_Kirk, decrying FXX’s effort to confuse TV viewers. Read More »

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‘Wilfred’ Picked Up For Fourth And Final Season On FXX

By | Wednesday October 2, 2013 @ 2:00pm PDT

FX Networks has picked up comedy series Wilfred for a fourth and final season of 10 episodes. The series, an adaptation of Jason Gann and Adam Zwar’s Australian comedy of same name, will move to FXX. The series, in which Elijah Wood stars, as a young man struggling to make his way in the world and Gann plays the neighbor’s irrepressibly brave, crude, and surly dog, averaged just under 1 million viewers in Season 3,  and 655,000 Adults 18-49 per week on a first-run basis.

Originally adapted for FX by David Zuckerman (Family Guy, American Dad, King Of The Hill), it’s currently exec produced by Zuckerman along with Gann, Reed Agnew and Eli Jorné, Rich Frank, and Jeff Kwatinetz of Prospect Park, Randall Einhorn, and Joe Connor and Ken Connor of Renegade, producers of the Australian version of the series. Einhorn also serves as director. Around this time last year, when FX Networks was negotiating to bring the show back for a 13-episode Season 3, Zuckerman decided to step back from showrunning, and Agnew and Jorné, who’d been with the series since its start, were named showrunners for the most recent season of the comedy produced by FX Productions.

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‘Sunny,’ ‘League,’ and ‘Totally Biased’ Populate FXX

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia scored about 757,000 viewers in its season debut on FXX last night at 10 PM – fumbling nearly 300,000 viewers compared to its previous season debut on FX network. But, the show logged 30,000 more 18- to 34-year-old guys than it had with its last season debut on FX, so FXX’s is calling it a win, since that’s the new network’s target audience (it shed 125,000 women 18-34). FX comedies Sunny and The League last night made the move to FXX in order to populate the new comedy network spinoff. In making the move,  The League, at 10:30 PM, gave up about 121,000 viewers, debut to debut — about 22,000 of them men 18-34. FXX is currently available in 26 million fewer homes than is FX. After that, the nightly debut of Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell at 11 PM clocked an average of 183,000 viewers — 90,000 of them in the 18-34 age bracket, which is a 59% retention of that demo compared to the show’s last weekly cycle.

FXX this afternoon noted Sunny and The League outstripped ABC, CBS and NBC from 10-11 PM in adults 18-34 and men 18-34. “To have just launched the channel three days ago and get these ratings is thrilling”, FX Networks and FX Productions CEO John Landgraf said this afternoon. … Read More »

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FXX Debut: In The Land Of Former Fox Soccer Channel, ‘Parks & Recreation’ Rerun Marathon Is King

By | Tuesday September 3, 2013 @ 4:01pm PDT

FXX hasn’t really unveiled itself — the FX comedy-network spinoff debuts originals of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, The League and late-night strip Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell launch tomorrow night — but the network’s already talking about its Labor Day Warmup numbers. Seems that when you used to be Fox Soccer Channel, even a lobotomizingly long 7 AM-to-midnight Parks & Recreation rerun marathon, followed by a two-hour Mad About You exhumation. will churn up enough viewers to generate gimongous ratings percent increases. This also serves to explain why reporting percent increases so often can be a mug’s game.

Paced by its Parks & Rec marathon, FXX posted primetime gains of 860% in adults 18-34 compared with September 2012 averages. And by 860% we mean 48,000 viewers instead of 5,000. In total viewers, FXX’s Find This Channel Labor Day rerun marathon coughed up a slightly less impressive 108% increase, from 39,000 soccer viewers to 81,000 Parks & Rec-aholics.

Comparing Labor Day to Labor Day, the results are even more stupendous: For Total Day, FXX posted gains of 1,850% in 18-49 compared to Fox Soccer Channel. In fairness, Fox Soccer Channel only averaged 2,000 viewers last Labor Day. FXX’s comedy retread-a-thon logged 54,000 viewers.

Moral of this story? It’s good to be the former Fox Soccer Channel.
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FXX To Air Creative Arts Emmys Ceremony

By | Thursday August 1, 2013 @ 12:45pm PDT

The new FXX network has inked a three-year deal with the Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences to broadcast the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards. This year’s ceremony will be taped live September 15 and air on the network September 21 at 9 PM, with an encore at midnight. Spike Jones Jr will return to produce the telecast for the 19th year. ReelzChannel had broadcast the event on a similar tape-delay basis the past two years and before that the Creative Arts were at E! the past nine years. FXX launches September 2.

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