Fox Sports did not get off to the smoothest start for college football coverage Saturday.
Coverage of a Cardinals/Nationals Major League Baseball game on FOX delayed the network’s college football season debut in a variety of markets Saturday.
The Cardinals/Nationals telecast, which ran long by 39 minutes, aired in 65% of markets — including top ten markets New York (#1), Chicago (#3), Dallas (#5), San Francisco (#6), Boston (#7), Washington (#9) and Houston (#10).
In those markets, the game completely preempted the much-hyped FOX college football pregame show with host Erin Andrews.
Though pregame coverage was wiped out by baseball, Cardinals/Nationals ended in time for the start of the Hawaii/USC game.