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This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes record viewership for FOX’s broadcast of Super Bowl LI, 21CF’s fiscal Q2 earnings, FOX News leading the weekly ratings race and more.

Company

Yesterday, 21st Century Fox announced its fiscal Q2 2017 financial results. Afterward, the company held an earnings call featuring Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch, CEO James Murdoch and CFO John Nallen.

Company

This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes FOX’s record Super Bowl ad sales, how FOX Sports is preparing for the Super Bowl live stream, “Hidden Figures” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” taking home SAG Awards, FOX News marking 15 years at No. 1, and more.

Industry

Everyone likes to hate on advertising (myself included, all too often given my day job). But here’s something wild to consider: In the “filter bubble” world where people watch what they want, when they want and news feeds curate themselves to reinforce their worldview, advertising-supported content might be the only thing that can pierce people’s filter bubble at scale. 

TV

When viewers tune in to the fifth season of “MasterChef Junior” (premiering Thursday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX), they’ll be treated to a firsthand look at just how resilient, able and talented kids are, according to pioneering pastry chef and founder and owner of Milk Bar Christina Tosi, who hosts and acts as a judge on the show alongside award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay.

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While FOX Sports’ presentation of Super Bowl LI (51) on FOX Sports Go won’t be the first time it has offered a live and unauthenticated stream of the big game, it will be the first time viewers will see local advertisements as part of FOX’s Super Bowl stream.

Company

This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes strong ratings for FOX News (and Tucker Carlson), new camera technologies during FOX’s upcoming Super Bowl broadcast, Oscar nominations, Fox Searchlight’s two Sundance deals and more.

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When the clock for Super Bowl LI hits 00:00, another one will begin when “24: Legacy” premieres after the big game Sunday, Feb. 5, on FOX. While the storytelling format will remain the same, many of the faces will be different this time around, including the new lead character, Eric Carter, played by Corey Hawkins.

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.

Photo courtesy of NATPE
Events

During the annual National Association of Television Programming Executives (NATPE) conference in Miami Beach, Florida, Fox Television Group chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman were among the six recipients of the 2017 Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award.