NBC’s Sunday Night Football Team of Al Michaels & Cris Collinsworth Call Game Joined by Sideline Reporter Michele Tafoya in Minneapolis
Mike Tirico Interviews New 49ers Head Coach Kyle Shanahan & GM John Lynch
Sneak Preview of New Sunday Night Football Show Open Featuring Carrie Underwood & 10 NFL players during Sunday’s Coverage
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 24, 2017 – The San Francisco 49ers take on the Minnesota Vikings in NFL preseason action this Sunday, Aug. 27, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. – the site of NBC’s Super Bowl LII broadcast exactly 23 Sundays later on Feb. 4, 2018. NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will live stream all NBC NFL games this season to desktops, tablets, and connected TVs.
Calling 49ers-Vikings is Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his record 32nd season as the voice of the NFL’s premier primetime package; 16-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth; and two-time Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya. Halftime will feature Mike Tirico’s interview with new 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan and GM John Lynch.
In addition, viewers will get a sneak preview of the new Sunday Night Football open, headlined by seven-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum superstar artist Carrie Underwood and 10 NFL players. The full show open debuts on Sunday, Sept. 10, as the Dallas Cowboys host the New York Giants in the Sunday Night Football opener. More information is available here.
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Highlights of NBC’s 2017 Sunday Night Football & Thursday Night Football schedules
- 24 primetime regular-season games, including 17 SNF games, the NFL’s opening game of the season NFL Kickoff 2017, NBC’s annual Thanksgiving night game, and five Thursday night games; plus a 25th national game on Christmas afternoon;
- Every 2016 playoff team makes an appearance on Sunday Night Football; 23 of NBC’s 24 scheduled regular-season games (Week 17 SNF game is TBD) involve at least one playoff team from last season; eight of SNF’s 18 scheduled games feature two playoff teams;
- Five NBC games for the Steelers, four for the Cowboys, and three apiece for Patriots, Falcons, Packers, Giants, Redskins, Seahawks, and Raiders; SNF returns to Miami for the first time since 2010;
- High-profile NFC East matchups continue on NBC: Giants-Cowboys (Sun., Sept. 10) on SNF for the eighth time in seven seasons; Eagles-Cowboys (Sun., Nov. 19) on SNF for the ninth consecutive season – the longest streak of matchups on the broadcast primetime package in NFL history (ABC 1970-2005; NBC 2006-present); Giants-Redskins (Thurs., Nov. 23) in the first NFL Thanksgiving Game ever hosted by Washington; and Redskins-Cowboys on Thursday Night Football (Nov. 30);
- Two games on each of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday weekends – Giants-Redskins on Thanksgiving night, followed by Packers-Steelers on SNF on Nov. 26; and Vikings-Packers in primetime on Sat., Dec. 23, followed by Steelers-Texans at 4:30 p.m. ET on Christmas Day.
NBC HOME TO A RECORD 28 REGULAR SEASON AND POSTSEASON NFL GAMES IN 2017: NBC begins its 12th consecutive season as the primetime broadcast home of the NFL. In the 2017 season, NBC will broadcast a combined 28 regular season and postseason games on NBC – the most ever by an NFL broadcast primetime TV partner. NBC presents 19 regular-season games as part of its Sunday Night Football package (17 regular-season SNF games, NFL Kickoff 2017, and the annual Thanksgiving night game), five primetime regular-season Thursday games and a late afternoon Christmas Day game, two NFL Playoff games, Super Bowl LII. NBC Sports will also produce three games to be televised exclusively on NFL Network.
NBCSPORTS.COM & NBC SPORTS APP TO LIVE STREAM ALL NBC NFL GAMES: NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will stream all NBC games to desktops, tablets, and connected TVs via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high-quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The full HD-quality video stream will come directly from NBC’s broadcasts. Powered by Playmaker Media, the NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Win10, and Xbox. (NOTE: NBC Sports does not have NFL live streaming rights to mobile devices.)
SNF IS NO. 1 PRIMETIME PROGRAM ON TELEVISION, WITH NBC/NFLN TNF RANKING NO. 2: NBC Sunday Night Football finished the 2016-17 TV season as primetime’s #1 TV show in all key metrics for a record sixth consecutive year – tying American Idol for the most consecutive years atop the charts (since 1950), based on live plus same day data provided by The Nielsen Company. NBC Sunday Night Football also ranked as the No. 1 show in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic for the seventh consecutive TV season. SNF’s six-year run at the top marks the only six times on record that a sports series has been the highest-rated and most-watched show of the primetime TV season In addition, NBC/NFL Network Thursday Night Football ranks as primetime TV’s No. 2 show in average viewers and household rating, and No. 3 among Adults 18-49.
|2017 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|Thurs. Sept. 7||NFL Kickoff||Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots|
|Sun. Sept. 10||Week 1||New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys|
|Sun. Sept. 17||Week 2||Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons|
|Sun. Sept. 24||Week 3||Oakland Raiders at Washington Redskins|
|Sun. Oct. 1||Week 4||Indianapolis Colts at Seattle Seahawks|
|*Sun. Oct. 8||Week 5||Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans|
|*Sun. Oct. 15||Week 6||New York Giants at Denver Broncos|
|*Sun. Oct. 22||Week 7||Atlanta Falcons at New England Patriots|
|*Sun. Oct. 29||Week 8||Pittsburgh Steelers at Detroit Lions|
|*Sun. Nov. 5||Week 9||Oakland Raiders at Miami Dolphins|
|*Sun. Nov. 12||Week 10||New England Patriots at Denver Broncos|
|*Sun. Nov. 19||Week 11||Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys|
|**Thurs. Nov. 23||Week 12||New York Giants at Washington Redskins|
|*Sun. Nov. 26||Week 12||Green Bay Packers at Pittsburgh Steelers|
|*Sun. Dec. 3||Week 13||Philadelphia Eagles at Seattle Seahawks|
|*Sun. Dec. 10||Week 14||Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers|
|*Sun. Dec. 17||Week 15||Dallas Cowboys at Oakland Raiders|
|Sat. Dec. 23||Week 16||Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers|
|*Sun. Dec. 31||Week 17||TBD|
** Thanksgiving Night Game
|2017 NBC THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*|
|Thurs. Nov. 9||Week 10||Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals|
|Thurs. Nov. 16||Week 11||Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Thurs. Nov. 30||Week 13||Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys|
|Thurs. Dec. 7||Week 14||New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons|
|Thurs. Dec. 14||Week 15||Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts|
|**Mon. Dec. 25||Week 16||Pittsburgh Steelers at Houston Texans|
*Games will be simulcast on NFL Network and streamed live on Amazon Prime
**Game at 4:30 p.m. ET
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–