NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL CONFERENCE CALL TOMORROW (TUESDAY) AT 11:30 AM ET
Madden, Collinsworth to Preview
Giants-Cowboys Sunday Night Game and NFL Playoff Race
NEW YORK – Dec 8, 2008 – The Super Bowl champion New York Giants (11-2) travel to Big D to face a Cowboys team (8-5) fighting for their playoff lives.
NBC Sports will conduct a media conference call tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11:30 a.m. ET to preview the SNF match up and the NFL playoff race. Participants on the call are:
- John Madden, analyst, “Sunday Night Football”
- Cris Collinsworth, analyst, “Football Night in America”
SNF DOMINATES NOVEMBER SWEEPS: “Sunday Night Football,” in its third season as the NFL’s premier primetime package, finished the November sweeps (10/30/08-11/26/08) as the No. 1 program in all of primetime television across the key advertising demographics of Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54, Men 18-34, Men 18-49 and Men 25-54, according to data provided by Nielsen Media Research.
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Al Michaels, the commentator called “TV’s best play-by-play announcer” by the Associated Press, is joined in the “Sunday Night Football” booth by John Madden, the most honored NFL broadcaster of all time with 16 Emmy Awards, and on the sidelines by Andrea Kremer, whom the Los Angeles Times has called “the best TV interviewer in the business of covering the NFL.”
“FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA”: The Washington Post calls NBC’s “Football Night in America” studio show the “Gold Standard” of NFL studio shows and “must-see television for NFL fans.” Bob Costas, the most honored studio host of all time with 19 Emmy Awards, hosts “Football Night in America” alongside co-host Cris Collinsworth, the most honored studio analyst in history; co-host Keith Olbermann, named one of the Top Ten Most Powerful People in TV News for 2007 by Television Week; newcomer and co-host Dan Patrick, reuniting him with Olbermann who together redefined sports highlights during their time together on ESPN’s SportsCenter from 1992-97; and analysts Tiki Barber, a three-time NFL Pro Bowler for the New York Giants, and Jerome Bettis, one of the most popular players in recent NFL history. Peter King, who covers the NFL for Sports Illustrated and is considered one of the country’s foremost NFL reporters, serves as a reporter for the “Football Night in America” studio show.
NBC’s REMAINING 2008 NFL SCHEDULE:
(“NBC Sunday Night Football” kickoff, 8:15 p.m. ET preceded by “Football Night in America,” 7 p.m. ET)
Sunday, Dec. 14 – New York Giants at Dallas (Flex Week, No Change)
Sunday, Dec. 21 – San Diego at Tampa Bay (Flex Week, Teams Subject to Change)
Sunday, Dec. 28 – Flex Week – teams TBA