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23/24 FA Cup Third Round TV selections confirmed – six games to be televised

The 23/24 FA Cup Third Round TV selections have now been confirmed – with a total of six games to be televised next month.

The BBC and ITV have announced their picks for the next round of gets, which gets underway in January.

Crystal Palace’s home game against Everton begins the schedule on a Thursday night.

Sunderland’s Tyne-Wear derby with Newcastle was an obvious one as is Arsenal v Liverpool with these two games getting much of the talk after the draw.

Manchester United were bound to be selected, as they always do in the FA Cup, as they head to Wigan Athletic on Monday.

Other ties in the list below features Middlesbrough vs Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley/



Six ties in the 2023-24 Emirates FA Cup third round proper have been selected for live broadcast by ITV and the BBC from Thursday 4 to Monday 8 January 2024.

Thursday 4 January 2024
Crystal Palace v Everton at 8pm on ITV4 and ITVX

Friday 5 January 2024
Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley at 8pm on ITV1, UTV, STV and ITVX

Saturday 6 January 2024
Sunderland v Newcastle United at 12.45pm on ITV1, UTV, STV and ITV
Middlesbrough v Aston Villa at 5.30pm on BBC One, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport

Sunday 7 January 2024
Arsenal v Liverpool at 4.30pm on BBC One, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport

Monday 8 January 2024
Wigan Athletic v Manchester United at 8.15pm on ITV1, UTV, STV and ITVX

All 12 of these clubs will receive a live broadcast fee of £85,000 in addition to any payment from the competition’s prize fund.

The full Emirates FA Cup Third Round schedule and any further broadcast details will be announced at the earliest opportunity.


Tuesday 12 December 2023
Barnet v Newport County at 19:45 on ITV4 and ITVX

Wednesday 13 December 2023
Stockport County v Aldershot Town at 19:45 on BBC Two, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport

All four of these sides will receive a £30,000 live broadcast fee for these games.


Luton Town vs Bolton Wanderers
Shrewsbury Town vs Wrexham
Arsenal v Liverpool
Stoke City vs Brighton and Hove Albion
Norwich City vs Crewe or Bristol Rovers
West Ham vs Bristol City
Tottenham Hotspur vs Burnley
Fulham vs Rotherham United
West Bromwich Albion vs Aldershot or Stockport County
Southampton vs Alfreton Town or Walsall
AFC Wimbledon vs Ipswich Town
Peterborough United vs Leeds United
Milwall vs Leicester City
Watford vs Chesterfield
Sunderland vs Newcastle United
Sheffield Wednesday vs Cardiff City
Crystal Palace vs Everton
Middlesbrough vs Aston Villa
Nottingham Forest vs Blackpool or Forest Green Rovers or Scarborough Athletic
Wigan Athletic vs Manchester United
Manchester City vs Huddersfield Town
Blackburn Rovers vs Cambridge United
Gillingham vs Sheffield United
Swansea City vs Morecambe
Chelsea vs Preston North End
QPR vs Bournemouth
Coventry City vs Oxford United
Brentford vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
Plymouth Argyle vs Sutton United
Maidstone United vs Stevenage or Port Vale
Newport County or Barnet vs Eastleigh
Hull City vs Birmingham City


(Team – Tier – Score – Team – Tier)
Notts County (4) 2–3 Shrewsbury Town (3)
York City (5) 0–1 Wigan Athletic (3)
Maidstone United (6) 2–1 Barrow (4)
Wycombe Wanderers (3) 0–2 Morecambe (4)
Blackpool (3) P–P Forest Green Rovers (4)
Cambridge United (3) 4–0 Fleetwood Town (3)
Bolton Wanderers (3) 5–1 Harrogate Town (4)
Peterborough United (3) 2–1 Doncaster Rovers (4)
Gillingham (4) 2–0 Charlton Athletic (3)
Stevenage (3) 1–1 Port Vale (3)
Newport County (4) 1–1 Barnet (5)
Oxford United (3) 2–0 Grimsby Town (4)
Sutton United (4) 3–0 Horsham[a] (7)
Eastleigh (5) 2-1 Reading (3)
Chesterfield (5) 1-0 Leyton Orient (3)
Aldershot Town (5) 2-2 Stockport County (4)
Wrexham (4) 3-0 Yeovil Town (6)
AFC Wimbledon (4) 5-0 Ramsgate (8)
Alfreton Town (6) 0-0 Walsall (4)
Crewe Alexandra (4) v Bristol Rovers (3)


First round
3 November – Sheppey United v Walsall 7:45 pm ITV4
4 November – Bromley v Blackpool 5:45 pm BBC Two
4 November – Mansfield Town v Wrexham 7:45 pm S4C
5 November – Chesterfield v Portsmouth 12:15 pm ITV1
5 November – Crewe Alexandra v Derby County 2:45 pm ITVX
5 November – Charlton Athletic v Cray Valley Paper Mills 5:30 pm BBC Two

First round (Replay)
14 November – Horsham v Barnsley 7:30 pm ITV4
15 November – Cray Valley Paper Mills v Charlton Athletic 7:45 pm BBC Two

Second round
1 December – York City v Wigan Athletic 7:45 pm BBC Two
3 December – Eastleigh v Reading 1:30 pm ITV1
3 December – Wrexham v Yeovil Town 3:45 pm ITVX
4 December – AFC Wimbledon v Ramsgate 7:45 pm ITV4
5 December – Alfreton Town v Walsall 7:45 pm BBC iPlayer

Second round (Replay)
12 December – Barnet v Newport County 7:45 pm ITV4
13 December – Stockport County v Aldershot Town 7:45 pm BBC Two

.This is how fan reacted to the FA Cup Third Round TV selections…

@SportsWashed49: This is scandalous! Sure the Arsenal v Liverpool game has to be selected but for christ sake give the non-league teams some air time! I’d much rather watch Maidstone v Port Vale than Tottenham v Burnley! Disgraceful! 😡

@cwN17_: Why is spurs v Burnley 8pm on a Friday

@RealTomHoskins: 9 current Premier League teams and 3 former Premier League teams 😬🤦‍♂️ What happened to the magic of the cup and giving lower league clubs a platform

@cafc_luke_: Maidstone and Eastleigh absolutely robbed, showing 3 all prem ties you see during to season anyway 🥱🥱🥱

@HullCity1975: Palace v Everton is shocking. @JeffStelling talked about seeding the 3rd round what they should do is make sure any club lower than league 1 has a chance of earning tv revenue. An all premier league/Championship side shouldn’t be allowed to be on TV In the 3rd round

@eamonnduff: Palace v Everton? Spurs v Burnley? There are still non league teams left in the competition. And lower league sides capable of big upsets. What a disgrace – and utter betrayal of what the FA Cup is proudly supposed to be about.

@AdsMatthews: Oh wow. They’re actually worse than I ever could have imagined…

@ColinPep1: Absolute state of that! Arsenal v Liverpool I get. Same for Wigan v Man Utd & Sunderland v Newcastle. But picking Spurs v Burnley (which doesn’t even get covered by TV when a PL game) and Palace v Everton is poor. Posh v Leeds & Wimbledon v Ipswich would’ve been better picks

@Sanassee: Nothing says an FA Cup game quite like a 8pm kick off on a Thursday 😅

@matthiett24: Premier league fa cup is it? Pathetic

@GeorgeHall_ctfc: Deeply, deeply awful decisions. There’s only one game on there that should be televised, and that’s the Tyne-Wear game. I’m glad that Wigan will get TV money, but Man United weren’t not going to be on TV were they. Shambles. Shambles.

@SaintsSocialite: Didn’t realise it was the Premier League FA Cup?

@Parsons_92: Well that’s a poor pick of games again

@TylerGregory15: These choices are absolutely shocking. FA cup is all about the lower leagues getting the chance to showcase themselves vs higher opposition. Who the fuck wants to watch Spurs vs Burnley? No one that’s who.

@TBradley23: 19 teams from League One and below still in the competition. Only 1 of them has been picked for TV. Magic of the cup…

@Dave_C90: Some absolute howlers there 😂

@Maler76SFC: Only two of these games deserve to be screened live! 😳

@danisawolf: Crystal Palace Everton and Tottenham Burnley my oh my they are stinking ties why are they selected for tv 💩

@TotallyTettey: Gillingham v Sheffield United would have been a much better TV pick over Palace v Everton and Spurs v Burnley

@YouBearsssssss: Thursday night 🤣🤣🤣

@L7Mullen: 6 televised games, £85k per team. 9 of which are PL clubs and attain around £1m in TV rights per year from the PL games on tv. Yet we have so many EFL and maybe even lower league clubs not reeping anything other than match ticket money…. 🤷🏼‍♂️👏

@fusionjosh_: Fa Cup is all about the lower league clubs and the potential shocks, Not Tottenham Burnley in R3. Gutted with these selections

@JoshFink24: Absolute joke when you’ve still got likes of Maidstone & Eastleigh in there, TV money does clubs in non league wonders. Bet bbc got a right lob on when Arsenal Liverpool got drawn, a fixture you see 2 or 3 times a year anyway and 2 clubs that don’t need that tv money

@KitManRamsey: You have to be joking? Where are the teams in the lower divisions???? I wouldn’t watch Palace Everton if the league game was televised, let alone in the Cup!!! Shocking decisions

TV commentators: It’s the romance of the Cup, there’s nothing quite like it.
TV executives: Let’s show Palace-Everton and Spurs-Burnley.

SEE MORE: Jeff Stelling divides fans as he calls for completely new FA Cup format

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