Fox Sports 1 Will Carry On Without Regis Philbin

Regis Philbin checks his notes during a live taping of Crowd Goes Wild in 2013 Photograph by Karsten Moran/The New York Times via Redux

When Fox Sports 1 premièred last summer as the cheeky cable-TV rival to ESPN’s dominance, its 5 p.m. show, Crowd Goes Wild, was the emblem of the network’s more civil approach to sports talk. The show, hosted by Regis Philbin, deliberately avoided the conventions of loud name-calling and controversy-stoking that helped build the ESPN empire. But Crowd Goes Wild never found an audience; its final episode aired on Thursday. It turns out people prefer “sports shouting.”

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