U.K. Slot for CBS’s Bull


LONDON/AMSTERDAM: Fox Networks Group (FNG) Europe and Africa has secured the exclusive first-window rights to the new CBS series Bull in the U.K.

The deal with CBS Studios International brings the hit drama to FOX UK in 2017. FNG had already acquired the show for other markets, including Spain, Portugal, Turkey and Sweden. Bull, featuring NCIS alum Michael Weatherly, is averaging 16.89 million viewers on CBS.

“FOX UK is committed to bringing our viewers the best, first, so we’re thrilled to be able to premiere smash-hit U.S. drama Bull in the U.K.,” said Toby Etheridge, the head of programming at FNG UK. “British fans of Michael Weatherly will love this slick new legal series, which is both thought-provoking and entertaining, and we’re pleased to add Bull to our powerful new schedule for FOX, which includes first-run NCIS, American Horror Story, Legion and the global phenomenon The Walking Dead.”

“FOX’s audience love Michael Weatherly in NCIS and they are going to love him in the U.S.’s number one new drama, Bull,” said Stephen Tague, senior VP for Europe at CBS Studios International. “Demand in the U.K. for quality television programming has never been higher and we are proud that CBS content on FOX is so popular with its audience in this very important territory.”