Coverage Begins with Football Night In America at 7 p.m. ET on NBC
NBC Sports Live Extra to Live Stream Eagles-Panthers
SNF in Midst of Three Consecutive Games Featuring an Unbeaten Team – First Time in Series History – Culminating with 6-0 Packers Visiting 6-0 Broncos Next Sunday, Nov. 1
NBCSN’s Thursday Episode of Pro Football Talk On-Site at Grand Opening of NBC Sports Grill & Brew in Orlando
STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 21, 2015 – NBC Sports presents a matchup of division leaders this week, as Cam Newton and the undefeated Carolina Panthers (NFC South, 5-0) host DeMarco Murray and the Philadelphia Eagles (NFC East, 3-3) from Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. Coverage begins with Football Night In America – the most-watched weekly studio show in sports – at 7 p.m. ET.
The Panthers have won five straight games to open the season, including last week’s come-from-behind victory in Seattle, as QB Cam Newton threw a touchdown pass to TE Greg Olsen in the final minute of the fourth quarter to give Carolina a 27-23 win over the Seahawks. The Eagles enter the weekend as the NFC East leaders after a 27-7 win over the Giants on Monday night, highlighted by Murray’s 109 rushing yards and a touchdown.
Eagles-Panthers is the second game in a stretch of three consecutive SNF matchups featuring at least one undefeated team – a first this late in the season in the 10 years of NBC’s Sunday Night Football. The 5-0 Patriots defeated the Colts 34-27 this past Sunday. Next Sunday, Nov. 1, features a battle of unbeatens as Aaron Rodgers and the 6-0 Green Bay Packers visit Peyton Manning and the 6-0 Denver Broncos.
Calling Eagles-Panthers are seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his record 30th season as the voice of the NFL’s premier primetime package; 16-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth, who has won the Emmy for Outstanding Event Analyst in each of his six seasons in the Sunday Night Football booth; and two-time Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.
NBC’s coverage of Sunday Night Football is led by Emmy Award-winning producer Fred Gaudelli and Emmy Award-winning director Drew Esocoff.
Football Night in America, the most-watched studio show in sports, is hosted by 26-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Costas, who will report from Bank of America Stadium. Costas will be joined on site by Collinsworth, Tafoya, and two-time Super Bowl winner Hines Ward.
Dan Patrick co-hosts Football Night from NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn., joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN and NBCSports.com, and NFL Insider Peter King. Carolyn Manno will report from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on the Cowboys-Giants game.
NBC’S SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL OFF TO BEST SIX-WEEK START FOR NFL PRIMETIME PACKAGE IN 19 YEARS
NBC’s Sunday Night Football has posted viewership increases for an unprecedented seven consecutive games to open the season, resulting in the best start in nearly two decades for the NFL’s premier primetime package.
Through the opening six weeks of the NFL season (seven telecasts), NBC’s Sunday Night Football is averaging 24.1 million viewers – the best viewership for the NFL’s broadcast primetime package at this point in the season in 19 years (24.5 million in 1996), according to official national data released by The Nielsen Company.
Football Night in America (7:30-8:15 p.m. ET), the most-watched weekly studio show in sports, is averaging 9.8 million viewers – the best start in the show’s 10-season history and up 20% from last year at this point (8.2 million).
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NBCSN’S THURSDAY EPISODE OF PRO FOOTBALL TALK ON-SITE AT GRAND OPENING OF NBC SPORTS GRILL & BREW IN ORLANDO
NBCSN will present Thursday’s 6 p.m. ET edition of Pro Football Talk live from the grand opening of the NBC Sports Grill & Brew at Universal CityWalk in Orlando, Fla. Co-hosts Mike Florio and Paul Burmeister and analyst Rodney Harrison and Mike Florio will be on-site, along with numerous NBC Sports commentators, including Football Night in America host Bob Costas, and the Sunday Night Football’s Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya.
Pro Football Talk airs weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. The 30-minute Pro Football Talk provides all-encompassing coverage of the NFL, including the most current news and analysis, thought-provoking debates, and interviews with a wide variety of NFL newsmakers.
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NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
For the eighth consecutive season, NBC Sports will live stream the entire Sunday Night Football schedule. NBC Sports’ “TV Everywhere” live streaming product, NBC Sports Live Extra, will stream all SNF games to desktops, tablets and connected TVs. The full HD-quality video stream will come directly from NBC’s broadcast of SNF. (NOTE: NBC Sports Digital does not have NFL live streaming rights to mobile devices.)
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store and Apple TV.
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL DIGITAL COVERAGE
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ALL-ACCESS: For the sixth straight season, and with a new look and feel, NBCSports.com is providing a destination for fans dedicated to behind-the-scenes and social media driven content of Sunday Night Football. SNF All-Access includes exclusive photos and videos of the Sunday Night Football production team, look-ins on SNF production meetings, Michele Tafoya’s “Ten With Tafoya” interviews with key NFL players, and conversations with SNF and FNIA talent.
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SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SOCIAL MEDIA: NBC Sports Group’s comprehensive social media coverage includes the Sunday Night Football Facebook page, providing exclusive behind-the-scenes SNF content and digital content from NBCSports.com, SNF All Access, ProFootballTalk.com, and Rotoworld.com, @SNFonNBC, using tweets, photos, Vines and videos & real-time tweets from Michele Tafoya, and a look at SNF through the filters of Instagram.
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL BUS: NBC Sports Group’s all-new Sunday Night Football bus returns this season to travel the country visiting the host cities of all 17 Sunday Night Football games. The bus will arrive in each city two to three days prior to the game, making stops at local landmarks and events before heading to the game site. Once at the stadium, the Sunday Night Football bus brings fans from the field to the studio set, featuring football field decaling on the floor, a welcome reel with the SNF production team looking back on 10 years of SNF, and replica of the Football Night in America studio available for fan photos, complete with a GIF photo booth which takes a series of pictures and compiles them into a sharable GIF. Fans can digitally follow the Sunday Night Football bus atNBCSports.com/FollowSNF.
“THE SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL:” For the fourth consecutive season NBC Sports will present the “Player of the Game Sunday Night Football,” a custom made football from Wilson, which will travel with the SNF crew all season long. At the end of each SNF game, the ball will be signed by the player of the game. Photos, video and stories around the “Player of the Game Sunday Night Football,” and its travels will live on Facebook, Twitter, NBCSports.com/FollowSNF, and SNFAllAccess.com.
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NFL TURNING POINT AIRS TONIGHT AT 11 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Wednesday night’s all-new episode of NFL Turning Point, debuting at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN, breaks down QB Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers’ come-from-behind victory over the Seattle Seahawks; analyzes the AFC Championship Game rematch between the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts; reviews QB Landry Jones’ winning performance in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ matchup with the Arizona Cardinals; and studies San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers’ record-setting game against the Green Bay Packers.
Hosted by Football Night In America’s Dan Patrick, the 30-minute NFL Turning Point, co-produced by NFL Films, airs weekly throughout the entire NFL season, including the playoffs and Super Bowl.
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FANTASY FOOTBALL LIVE ON NBCSN TUESDAY – THURSDAY NIGHTS, 6:30 P.M. ET
Now in its third season on NBCSN, Fantasy Football Live combines the best fantasy football expertise from Yahoo Sports and NBC Sports, including unique metrics from Yahoo Sports’ leading fantasy football platform, and full integration with NBC Sports’ premier fantasy sports information site, Rotoworld.com.
The 30-minute, multi-platform fantasy football program airs Tuesdays through Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN during the NFL regular season. Fantasy Football Live is hosted by NBC Sports’ Dave Briggs, and features a roster of NBC Sports, Rotoworld and Yahoo Sports fantasy analysts, including NBCSN’s Kay Adams, NBC Sports NFL analysts Brian Westbrook, Jon Ritchie and Ross Tucker, and Yahoo Sports’ Brad Evans, Brandon Funston and Andy Behrens.
NBC SPORTS RADIO
NBC Sports Radio will surround the 2015 NFL season with daily coverage across more than 425 radio affiliates, highlighted by Safety Blitz with Rodney Harrison; featuring three-time All Pro and two-time Super Bowl-winner Rodney Harrison; the Amani Toomer and Dan Schartzman Show; and Pro Football Talk Live, featuring NFL insider and Football Night In America commentator Mike Florio.
To listen to a live stream of NBC Sports Radio, or find your local affiliate, visit www.NBCSportsRadio.com.
NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS
NBC Sports Regional Networks, which serve top NFL markets such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Houston and San Francisco, will surround the 2015 NFL season with in-depth news, analysis and original programming on the teams that matter most in more than 50 million U.S. cable and satellite households.
2015 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
NBC will broadcast 19 primetime NFL games during the 2015 regular season.
|2015 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|*Sun. Oct. 25||Week 7||Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers|
|*Sun. Nov. 1||Week 8||Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos|
|*Sun. Nov. 8||Week 9||Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys|
|*Sun. Nov. 15||Week 10||Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks|
|*Sun. Nov. 22||Week 11||Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers|
|**Thurs. Nov. 26||Week 12||Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers|
|*Sun. Nov. 29||Week 12||New England Patriots at Denver Broncos|
|*Sun. Dec. 6||Week 13||Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers|
|*Sun. Dec. 13||Week 14||Seattle Seahawks at Baltimore Ravens|
|*Sun. Dec. 20||Week 15||Cincinnati Bengals at San Francisco 49ers|
|*Sun. Dec. 27||Week 16||Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens|
|*Sun. Jan. 3||Week 17||TBD|
** Thanksgiving Night Game
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