Week 1 Sets All-Time Viewership Record for NFL Network’s Sunday ‘NFL GameDay’ Programming
NFL Media’s Kim Jones 1-on-1 with Buffalo Bills Head Coach Rex Ryan
Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly LIVE From His Home & Hall of Fame WR Lynn Swann LIVE From Pittsburgh
‘NFL Now GameDay Blitz’ Starting at 1:00 PM ET
NFL Network provides more than 15 hours of live coverage each and every NFL Sunday beginning at 7:00 AM ET with NFL GameDay First, hosted by Melissa Stark, Shaun O’Hara, Michael Robinson and Brian Billick. At 9:00 AM ET, the Emmy-nominated NFL GameDay Morning takes viewers up to kickoff of the early games, with host Rich Eisen, analysts Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner and Michael Irvin, and NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.
NFL Network’s GameDay coverage continues at 1:00 PM ET with NFL GameDay Live, a 6.5-hour show providing in-progress highlights and analysis of the day’s games, and at 7:30 PM ET with NFL GameDay Highlights which recaps the entire afternoon. At 11:30 PM ET, NFL GameDay Final provides complete analysis of the entire football Sunday.
Week 1 of NFL Network’s Sunday NFL GameDay programming was the most-watched in the history of the network.
For fans on the go, all NFL Network programming can also be streamed live on the NFL Mobile from Verizon app (NFL.com/mobile), the NFL app delivered on XBOX from Microsoft, and through Watch NFL Network (NFL.com/watch), with participating cable and satellite providers.
NFL RedZone hosted by Scott Hanson whips around the league providing all of the exciting plays and touchdowns as they happen starting at 1:00 PM ET.
Digitally, NFL Now and NFL.com provide fans with all of the analysis and news they crave. At 11:30 AM ET, NFL Fantasy Live presented by GEICO on NFL Now, NFL.com and NFL RedZone provides last-minute injury updates and roster suggestions before the games begin. Once the games begin, join Dave Dameshek, Maurice Jones-Drew, Ike Taylor and other guests on the couch for NFL Now GameDay Blitz at 1:00 PM ET on NFL Now as they watch the day’s games and provide their reactions in real time. Following Sunday Night Football on NBC, Around the NFL on NFL Now with Gregg Rosenthal, Dan Hanzus, Chris Wesseling and Marc Sessler completes the night with comprehensive analysis and a full recap of the day’s action.
Sunday, September 20 on NFL GameDay First
Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly Joins LIVE From His Home
Host: Melissa Stark
Analysts: Shaun O’Hara, Michael Robinson & Brian Billick
Reporter: Jeffri Chadiha
Featured this week on NFL GameDay First:
- NFL Media’s Kim Jones sits down with Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan for an interview that will also air on NFL GameDay Morning (9:00 AM ET)
- Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly joins NFL GameDay First live from his home
- Former New York Giant Shaun O’Hara talks about Eli Manning’s rough week and what needs to happen moving forward
- Philadelphia Eagles running back DeMarco Murray faces his former team, the Dallas Cowboys. Who has the advantage?
- Which coaches are already on the hot seat? Brian Billick tells you who and why
- Live reports from Jets-Bills, Titans-Browns and Falcons-Giants
Sunday, September 20 on NFL GameDay Morning
NFL Media’s Kim Jones Sitdown Interview with Buffalo Bills Head Coach Rex Ryan
Host: Rich Eisen
Analysts: Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner & Michael Irvin
NFL Media Insider: Ian Rapoport
Featured this week on NFL GameDay Morning:
- NFL Media’s Kim Jones sits down with Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan
- Hall of Fame wide receiver Lynn Swann joins NFL GameDay Morning LIVE from Pittsburgh throughout the show
- NFL360 – NFL Media’s Andrea Kremer on Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer’s comeback
- NFL Media’s Michael Silver discusses the reputation of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo
- Marshall Plan – Marshall Faulk breaks down Philadelphia Eagles running back DeMarco Murray and San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde
- Warner’s Corner – Kurt Warner previews the matchup between New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and the Buffalo Bills defense
- Mini Mooch – Steve Mariucci analyzes linebacker NaVorro Bowman’s impact on the San Francisco 49ers’ defense
- Kurt Warner breaks down San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s Week 1 performance
- Live reports
- Ian Rapoport from the NFL league office
- Aditi Kinkhabwala & Lynn Swann from Pittsburgh for 49ers-Steelers
- Alex Flanagan from Buffalo for Patriots-Bills
- Tiffany Blackmon from Cleveland for Titans-Browns
- Kim Jones from New York for Falcons-Giants
- Stacey Dales from Chicago for Cardinals-Bears
- Jeff Darlington from New Orleans for Buccaneers-Saints
NFL GameDay Live, NFL GameDay Highlights and NFL GameDay Final Conclude Sunday Coverage
At 1:00 PM ET, NFL GameDay Live provides in-progress highlights and analysis, as well as live fantasy football updates for all of the 1:00 and 4:00 PM ET games. Hosts Kevin Frazier and Rhett Lewis are joined by analysts Heath Evans, Eric Davis, Daniel Jeremiah and LaVar Arrington providing 6.5 hours of coverage.
At 7:30 PM ET, Chris Rose hosts NFL GameDay Highlights, along with Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, LaDainian Tomlinson and Steve Mariucci.
At 11:30 PM ET, Rose and analysts Sanders, Marshall Faulk and Michael Irvin recap all of the day’s action on NFL GameDay Final with game highlights, player and coach press conferences, post-game interviews and analysis of every game.
NFL Fantasy Live & NFL Now GameDay Blitz
On Sundays, NFL.com and NFL Now provide fans with all of the analysis and news they crave. Featured:
- NFL Fantasy Live presented by GEICO – Get all of the last-minute injury updates and roster suggestions before the games begin with NFL Fantasy Live at 11:30 AM ET on NFL Now, NFL.com and NFL RedZone, hosted by Michael Fabiano, James Koh, Adam Rank and Akbar Gbajabiamila
- NFL Now GameDay Blitz – Dave Dameshek, Maurice Jones-Drew, Ike Taylor, Bucky Brooks, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Elliot Harrison, Marc Istook, Colleen Wolfe, Cole Wright and Will Selva watch the day’s games and provide their reactions in real time on NFL Now GameDay Blitz starting at 1:00 PM ET on NFL Now. The group will bounce around to all of the NFL games, offering highlights, analysis and previews of upcoming matchups. Fans can also follow every key game highlight on-demand through the afternoon
- Following Sunday Night Football on NBC, Around the NFL on NFL Now with Gregg Rosenthal, Dan Hanzus, Chris Wesseling and Marc Sessler completes the night with comprehensive analysis and a full recap of the day’s action
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