American Crime Story

Company

This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes the company’s nine wins at the Golden Globes, FX’s day at the winter 2018 TCA press tour, strong ratings for FOX’s “9-1-1” and “The Four,” and more.

Company

This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes FOX’s big audience for Game 7 of the World Series, “The Orville” renewed for Season 2, a premiere date for FX’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” and more.

Company

This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes a big holiday weekend for “Hidden Figures,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” becoming the most-watched original telecast on FXX, FoxNext taking 20th Century Fox Film and FOX Networks Group deeper into the immersive business, and more.

TV

A day after FOX made a splash at the winter 2017 Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour in Pasadena, California, it was FX Networks and FX Productions’ turn to take the stage on Thursday.

Company

21st Century Fox took home four Golden Globes from Sunday evening’s awards show as FX Networks led all television networks.

TV

Just ahead of crowning “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” cable’s most-watched new show of 2016, Julie Piepenkotter, EVP of Research for FX Networks, chatted with me about the brave new world of ratings and research.

TV

“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."

Events

FX Networks does upfronts its own way: with a screening of the “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” season finale and a bowling party in New York City. Here are photos from the evening.

Social Impact

On March 9, the Fox | HBCU Media Alliance wrapped the “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) screening and Talk Back Tour. The multi-city tour was headlined by members of the cast from the FX Networks hit series, including Cuba Gooding, Jr., Sterling K. Brown, Courtney B. Vance and director John Singleton, all of whom participated in dynamic conversations that touched on the issues relevant to the series’ themes of race, celebrity, discrimination, police corruption and sexism.

People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Photo credit: Michael Becker/FX Networks
TV

When we started writing “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” we asked ourselves, “Why is this case relevant today?” Part of the initial answer was that the O.J. Simpson trial was the start of something new: the birth of the 24-hour news cycle and the rise of celebrity culture.