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FOX is no stranger in American homes. But a few interesting facts about the 4th most-watched American network in 2021 maybe new for many of you even if you’ve grown up watching The Simpsons.
Following its launch in 1986, the “fourth network” challenged the domination of the Big Three i.e. ABC, CBS and NBC which had ruled the U.S. Television scene since the 1950s. The grand inauguration of its Sunday night lineup in 1987 introduced us to classics like Married… with Children and The Tracy Ullman Show, soon followed by drama and comedy ? 21 Jump Street, Mr. President and Duet.
Despite modest success, during the first three years the FOX programming lineup did not create a big bang ? until the debut of the now longest-running American sitcom, as well as the longest-running American scripted primetime TV series, and our beloved The Simpsons!
The documentary series Cops and America’s Most Wanted also debuted around the same time and remained staples on the network for about 20 years. In the 1990s FOX brought forward soap operas to American home screens ? with primetime dramas for the younger audience, such as Beverley Hills 90210, which later turned into the network’s longest-running drama.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, titles such as The X-Files, Ally McBeal, The ‘70s Show, Family Guy, and reality shows like Who Wants to Marry a Multimillionaire, Temptation Island, Married by America, and Joe Millionaire, drew in a mass audience. And we also saw acclaimed dramas such as Bones and comedies like Malcom in the Middle filling up the FOX programming lineup.
Little by little FOX started to beat ABC and NBC at ratings, and in 2005 emerged as the most-watched broadcast network in the 18-49 demographic, holding to its rank until 2012, and regaining it in 2020.
Today the FOX broadcast TV network is not the only one operated by the Fox Corporation ? FOX News, FOX Business, FOX Sports (1&2), and FOX Deportes is part of its cable network lineup in the U.S. The American iteration of FOX Life, originally launched as an international pay-tv channel in 2003, is however due to being shuttered by the end of March 2022.
The Xfinity channel lineup carries not only the FOX broadcast network but sister channels. You are likely to enjoy all FOX networks in your Popular and Ultimate, or Extra and Preferred lineups, depending on which is available at your location. If however you are subscribed to a skinny Cable bundle with Choice TV, you’ll only have the flagship broadcast TV network among the Xfinity TV channels you can access.
While in most Xfinity service locations, you’re likely to find FOX Sports 1 and 2 as well as FOX Deportes in the lineup, depending on the demographic, in some areas it may not be so. But luckily for the most part, unlike quite a few other cable TV services, Xfinity TV does not limit access to FOX Sports 2 to the top tier alone. To get Fox Deportes and other Spanish channels, make sure you have the eligible add-ons and packages. Check out what's on offer by Comcast Xfinity en Español.
Watching Cable with Xfinity TV is a whole different experience as you’re likely to discover soon. The X1 entertainment operating system comes from the industry leader in advanced innovation i.e. Comcast. Complete with the award-winning Xfinity Voice Remote, your X1 set-top box introduces flexibility, convenience, and mobility, to your in-home entertainment regime.
As you get to know the X1 and learn the ropes of the new digital interface, you will be able to personalize and customize it to your preferences. Getting information about channels and programs will be pretty effortless. But if you are not that tech-savvy, it may take a little time before you are comfortable with using the interactive on-screen guide.
Here is a listing of the channel number for FOX on Xfinity which includes FOX broadcast TV as well as its sister channels. If you don’t see your hometown listed, just click here, and pull up the channel numbers in your area.
|City/State||FOX Channel#||Fox News Channel#||Fox Business Channel#||FS1 Channel#||FS2 Channel#||Fox Deportes Channel#|
|San Ramon, CA||2/702/1002||59/760/1110/20600||130/761/1123/21200||731/1208/22500||779/1209/22550||602/679/1230/23100|
We doubt you would not be in the loop of the latest shows running on FOX. But just in case you’re just catching up with FOX programming, here is what you may want to tune into:
There you are!
Hopefully, you are all ready to tune into your favorites on FOX with Xfinity, without having to browse through the long list of Xfinity TV channels. It is just a matter of time before you’re up to speed with the ins and outs of your new X1 TV service, and organizing channel favorites, discovering new content, building your own library with the X1 DVR, etc. will all become as effortless as Xfinity intends it to be for users.
For FOX on Xfinity in Chicago, IL, tune into channel# 12 or 190. Here are the numbers for its sister channels in the city:
For FOX on Xfinity in Tucson tunes into channel# 11 or 213. Here are the numbers for its sister channels in the city:
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