Wednesday, November 16th, 2016


NBC’s Thursday Night Football Schedule Kicks Off Tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. ET with Football Night in Carolina

NBC is Only Network with Two NFL Primetime Packages

Stamford, Conn. – November 16, 2016 – The only network with two primetime NFL packages, NBC debuts Thursday Night Football tomorrow, Thursday, November 17, when Cam Newton and the NFC Champion Carolina Panthers host Drew Brees and the division rival New Orleans Saints. Coverage starts at 7:30 p.m. ET with Football Night in Carolina on NBC.

Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst), and Heather Cox (sideline reporter) will call Thursday Night Football for NBC. Bob Costas, a 27-time Sports Emmy winner, will serve as the host of the pregame show and will be joined at the game site by Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy and two-time Super Bowl champion Rodney Harrison. This week’s Football Night in Carolina will be live on location at Bank of America Stadium.

Sam Flood is executive producer of NBC Sports and NBCSN. Fred Gaudelli is the executive producer of NBC’s Sunday Night Football and Thursday Night Football. Drew Esocoff is director of SNF and TNF. Rob Hyland is coordinating producer of Thursday Night Football.

NBC Sports Group’s By The Numbers for Thursday Night Football:

1          Day until Thursday Night Football kicks off on NBC.

2          NBC is the only network with two primetime NFL packages – featuring Thursday Night Football and America’s No. 1 primetime show for five consecutive years, Sunday Night Football.

4          Production trucks used to carry Thursday Night Football sets.

5          Thursday Night Football games broadcast on NBC in 2016 (the Thursday night NFL Kickoff and Thanksgiving night games are part of the Sunday Night Football packages).

6          Members of the TNF on air team featuring Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst), Heather Cox (sideline reporter), Bob Costas (pregame host), Tony Dungy (pregame analyst) and Rodney Harrison (pregame analyst).

9          Thursday Night Football games produced by NBC in 2016.  (In addition to the five games airing on NBC, NBC Sports will produce a total of four games televised exclusively on NFL Network.)

13        Total production trucks used to produce each game.

24        NFL games NBC will broadcast during the 2016 regular season (Thursday Night Football and Sunday Night Football).

40        Miles of cable.

42        Cameras.

76        Microphones.

83        Combined Sports Emmy Awards for Michaels, Collinsworth, Costas, executive producer of Sunday Night Football and Thursday Night Football Fred Gaudelli, and director Drew Esocoff.

265      Members of the production, engineering and operations crew.

14,371 Miles the Thursday Night Football production trucks will travel to NBC produced games in 2016.

NBC-produced Thursday Night Football game schedule:

Date Game Network
Thurs. Nov. 17 New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers NBC, NFLN **
Thurs. Dec. 1 Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings NBC, NFLN **
Thurs. Dec. 8 Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs NBC, NFLN **
Thurs. Dec. 15 Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks NBC, NFLN **
Sat., Dec. 17 Miami Dolphins at New York Jets NFLN
Thurs. Dec. 22 New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles NBC, NFLN **
Sun., Dec. 25 Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers NFLN

** Live streamed on Twitter, and the NBC Sports app

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