Blog: April 2016


“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” ended its run as cable’s most-watched new show of 2016, averaging 12.6 million total viewers across all linear and non-linear platforms. The hit series has also amassed 143.9 million hours of time spent viewing, or 8.63 billion minutes, so far. That's the equivalent of 259 billion "views."


The Webby People’s Voice Awards sets out to honor “excellence on the Internet” each year, so it’s no surprise that National Geographic has notched 14 nominations, the second most of any organization in 2016. The 20th Annual Webby Awards selected nominees based on nearly 13,000 entries. The Webby People’s Voice Awards are determined based on how the public votes, so vote for National Geographic today.

Demolition - Fox Searchlight

The loss of his wife, pressure from his father-in-law and a bag of Peanut M&Ms stuck in a vending machine: These are the things that drive Davis Mitchell to the point of ruin.


“American Idol” has left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. The show exemplifies the rollicking, disruptive spirit that launched FOX Broadcasting Company in 1986, as well as 21CF’s mission to create choice for audiences around the globe.


I recently visited the Mumbai headquarters of our India business, STAR India, where I saw first-hand how its new STAR Sports brand has taken sports fans by storm. While STAR has for some time been India’s entertainment leader, it moved aggressively into the sports market following 21CF’s full acquisition of its pan-Asian sports joint venture, ESPN STAR Sports (ESS), in 2012.

Photo credit: Michael Becker / FOX
Social Impact

To commemorate the series finale of FOX's groundbreaking reality series "American Idol," 21CF and the Give a Note Foundation announced a new wave of the 21st Century Fox Give a Note Grants, which will support up to 20 under-funded music education programs at schools across the United States.

Story of God

Morgan Freeman is sometimes jokingly referred to as God, thanks to his well-known role in the film “Bruce Almighty.” But the renowned actor and narrator is making a more profound connection to spirituality – and he’s taking us along for the journey. “The Story of God” is the new six-part documentary series hosted by Morgan and premiering on the National Geographic Channel on Sunday, April 3, at 9/8c.