NBC’s Sunday Night Football Team of Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya Call Game from Oakland, Calif.
Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, Rodney Harrison and Paul Burmeister to Contribute to Halftime Coverage
As SNF Celebrates Its 10th Season, 10-Year-Old Reporter Interviews NFL Stars in Special Halftime Feature
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 26, 2015 – Carson Palmer and the Arizona Cardinals visit Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders for an NFL preseason game this Sunday, August 30, live at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
Calling Cardinals-Raiders from O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., is seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his 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.
Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, Rodney Harrison and Paul Burmeister will contribute to halftime coverage of Sunday’s game. Pro Football Talk, which airs weekdays at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN, 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.
With Sunday Night Football kicking off its 10th season in September, NBC Sports enlisted a 10-year-old reporter to interview NFL stars including Andrew Luck, Kam Chancellor and Antonio Brown at this year’s “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” opening theme shoot. During halftime of this Sunday’s game, NBC Sports will air a 90-second highlight of the 2:45 piece that will be posted on NBC Sports’ YouTube page later this week.
NBC Sports Live Extra will live stream Sunday’s game to tablets and desktop computers.
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Highlights of the 2015 Sunday Night Football schedule:
- 19 primetime games, including the NFL’s opening game of the season, NFL Kickoff 2015 and NBC’s annual Thanksgiving night game;
- Every 2014 playoff team makes an appearance on Sunday Night Football; 16 of NBC’s 18 scheduled games (Week 17 game TBD) involve at least one playoff team from last season; 11 of 18 include two playoff teams – including rematches of both conference championship games (Seahawks-Packers on Sept. 20 and Patriots-Colts on Oct. 18);
- Three games each for the Patriots, Seahawks, Packers, Broncos, Cowboys, and Steelers;
- The Packers host the Bears on NBC’s annual Thanksgiving night game. It is only the second Thanksgiving game to be played in Green Bay. The first – a Packers’ 19-0 win over the Hammond Pros on Nov. 29, 1923 – was highlighted by a touchdown reception and pass from Curly Lambeau, the namesake of Lambeau Field. NBC will broadcast a Thanksgiving night game each season through 2022;
- Brady-Manning XVII as the New England Patriots visit the Denver Broncos on Nov. 29;
- Three high-profile matchups continue on NBC — Giants-Cowboys (Sept. 13) on NBC for the sixth time in five seasons; and Eagles-Cowboys (Nov. 8) and Steelers-Ravens (Dec. 27) both on NBC for the seventh consecutive season – tying for the longest streak of matchups on the broadcast primetime package in NFL history (ABC 1970-2005; NBC 2006-present);
- Memorable meetings in consecutive weeks in November, the first between quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay) and Peyton Manning (Denver) since 2008 (Nov. 1) and Philadelphia Eagles running back DeMarco Murray, the 2014 NFL rushing leader, returns to Dallas to face his former Cowboys teammates (Nov. 8).
NBC TO BROADCAST 19 NFL GAMES IN 2015: As part of the agreement NBC signed with the NFL in December 2011, NBC, for the fourth straight season, will broadcast 19 regular-season games, including 17 regular-season Sunday Night Football games, NFL Kickoff 2015, and the annual Thanksgiving night game. NBC’s original Sunday Night Football agreement, which began in 2006, included 17 regular-season games. It was increased to 18 games in 2010.
SNF IS NO. 1 PRIMETIME PROGRAM ON TELEVISION: For four consecutive full television seasons, NBC’s Sunday Night Football has finished as the No. 1 show in primetime in household rating, viewership and the coveted Adult 18-49 demographic, based on live plus same day data from The Nielsen Company (September-May). This marks the only four times on record that a sports series has been the highest-rated and most-watched show of the primetime TV season. For the 2014-2015 primetime television season, Sunday Night Football ranked as the highest-rated (12.5 HH rating), most-watched show (21.3 million, viewers 2+), and the No. 1 program in the key Adults 18-49 demographic (7.7 rating).
|2015 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|Thurs. Sept. 10||NFL Kickoff||Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots|
|Sun. Sept. 13||Week 1||New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys|
|Sun. Sept. 20||Week 2||Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers|
|Sun. Sept. 27||Week 3||Denver Broncos at Detroit Lions|
|Sun. Oct. 4||Week 4||Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints|
|*Sun. Oct. 11||Week 5||San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants|
|*Sun. Oct. 18||Week 6||New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts|
|*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
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–