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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.

FOX on the Xfinity TV Channel Lineup

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

Watch FOX the Better Way with Xfinity TV

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.

  • Search your favorite titles fast and easy you can literally say it and see it with the Xfinity Voice Remote. Plus X1 makes it possible to look for titles across all your entertainment options. live TV, On Demand, DVR, and your favorite streaming apps! Jump from one option to another without having to switch inputs. As X1 gets to know what you like to watch, it will also give you recommendations for “new favorites”.
  • The Xfinity Sports Zone on X1 is a dream hub for sports lovers. Personalize it for the teams you cheer, set up reminders, and get instant access to updated stats.
  • The Xfinity Kids Zone is another great feature, which sets you free from having to stress over what your children access on TV. Set up the under-12 in your family with the Kids Zone, and rest assured that age-inappropriate content will not be showcased.
  • Download the Xfinity Stream app if you haven’t thus far and take your Xfinity TV on the go! Stream live TV or watch On Demand, catch the news on the go, or set up the DVR to record an episode you know you won’t catch on air. You can also stream DVR recordings or download them to watch offline.


What Channel is FOX on Xfinity?

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#
Houston, TX 9/609 38/638/1110/20600 234/677/1123/21200 601/1208/22500 599/1209/22550 512/559/1230/23100
San Ramon, CA 2/702/1002 59/760/1110/20600 130/761/1123/21200 731/1208/22500 779/1209/22550 602/679/1230/23100
Denver, CO 13/1031 42/742/1110/20600 130/793/1123/21200 777/1208/22500 708/1209/22550 302/602/364/1230/23100
Agawam, MA 6/861 41/841/1110/20600 284/789/1123/21200 897/1208/22500 898/1209/22550 708/1230/3353/3482
Bristol, CT 6/1061 59/1110/20600 106/1123/21200 1208/22500 1209/22550 603/1230/3353/3482/23100
Westminster, MD 804 61/820/1110/20600 106/821/1123/21200 857/1208/22500 843/1209/22550 584/1230/3353/3482/23100
Abingdon, VA 13/434 58/428/1110/20600 106/1123/21200 450/1208/22500 1209/22550 23100
Newberry, SC 3/200 38/20600 21200 22500 22550 23100
Tupelo, MS 11/1027 55/1110/20600 106/469/1123/21200 1208/22500 22550 23100


What is Airing on the Channel FOX?

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:

  • Pivoting (Comedy) Season 1 (All Episodes 1-9)
  • The Cleaning Lady (Crime Drama) Season 1 (All Episodes 1-8)
  • Our Kind of People (Drama) Season 1 (All Episodes 1-12)
  • Call Me Kat (Sitcom) Season 2 (All Episodes 1-9)
  • Let’s Be Real (Sketch Comedy) Season 1 (All Episodes 1-4)
  • 9-11 Lone Star (Procedural Drama/Action) Season 3 (All Episodes 1-8)
  • And a lot of Gordon Ramsay Gordon Ramsay’s Road Trip, Master Chef Legends, Hells Kitchen: Young Guns, Next Level Chef, Master Chef Junior, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, Gordon’s Great Escape, Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course, and Ramsay’s Best Restaurant.

In a Nut Shell

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.  


What channel number is FOX on Xfinity in Chicago, Illinois?

For FOX on Xfinity in Chicago, IL, tune into channel# 12 or 190. Here are the numbers for its sister channels in the city:

  • FOX News 60/265/1110/20600
  • FOX Business 106/264/1123/21200
  • FOX Sports 1  237/1208/22500
  • FOX Sports 2  328/1209/22500
  • FOX Deportes 329/602/1230/23100

What channel number is FOX on Xfinity in Tucson, AZ?

For FOX on Xfinity in Tucson tunes into channel# 11 or 213. Here are the numbers for its sister channels in the city:

  • FOX News 25/240/1110/20600
  • FOX Business 125/548/1123/21200
  • FOX Sports 1 255/1208/22500
  • FOX Sports 2 575/1209/22500
  • FOX Deportes 603/669/1230/23100