FOX unveils new Friday night broadcast package beginning with 2024 season

FOX is ready for Friday night lights.

According to an announcement Thursday, FOX Sports will offer a “new special package of elite Friday night college football games on the FOX broadcast network” featuring games “from the Big Ten, Big 12 and Mountain West conferences.”

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“FOX is football, and our new Friday night package will make FOX the leader in America’s game throughout the weekend,” FOX Corporation President, Insight and Analytics, Michael Mulvihill stated in a release. “We’ve built our collegiate business by seizing opportunities in previously underutilized timeslots, first with BIG NOON SATURDAY and now on Friday nights. Our goal this fall is to have the No. 1 college football game on both Fridays and Saturdays and the top NFL game on Sundays.”

More details about FOX Sports’ complete college football broadcast schedule for the 2024 season including broadcaster lineups “will be released at a later date,” according to a release.

According to Joe Reedy of The Associated Press, FOX’s new Friday night offering will fill the void left behind by WWE’s “Friday Night Smackdown.”

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FOX’s BIG NOON SATURDAY averaged 6,739,000 viewers last season, its best season viewership-wise, and increased at an 8% year-over-year rate according to a release.

With the upcoming Friday night broadcast package, FOX can now add it to its lineup featuring BIG NOON SATURDAY.