Networks agree to air Obama speech

Fox declined to broadcast next week's address

Fox unlikely to air Obama speech

ABC, CBS and NBC on Friday agreed to carry President Barack Obama's address to a joint session of Congress, which will air live at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday.

Fox on Friday afternoon announced officially that it will not broadcast the address, marking the third consecutive time the network has turned down White House's requests to carry primetime Obama events.

ABC's highly rated "Wipeout," which airs in the time slot, will be pushed to 9 p.m., facing the results edition of NBC's summer hit "America's Got Talent."

CBS' lineup is not affected as the network has only repeats scheduled for Wednesday.
Fox is to premiere "So You Think You Can Dance's" new cycle as well as "Glee."

The networks carrying the speech are expected to incur at least $1 million in ad revenue losses from the pre-emption.