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Friday, November 18th, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH – NOVEMBER 18-20, 2016
(All times ET)
The “Press Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box is a quick overview of upcoming program information and highlights from the NBC Sports Group Communications team. For live streaming information on NBCSports.com, and Golf Channel Live Extra, click here.
Friday, November 18th
12:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series First Practice – Homestead
2 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR XFINITY Series First Practice – Homestead
3:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Mecum Auto Auctions – Anaheim
5 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR XFINITY Series Final Practice – Homestead
6 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Homestead
7:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Mecum Auto Auctions – Anaheim
8 p.m. on Universal HD – ISU Grand Prix China – Ladies’ and Men’s Short
8:30 p.m. on NBCSN – Mecum Auto Auctions – Anaheim
Saturday, November 19th
6:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
7:25 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League – Manchester United v. Arsenal
9:55 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League – Southampton v. Liverpool
10 a.m. on CNBC – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Second Practice – Homestead
11 a.m. on CNBC – NASCAR XFINITY Series Qualifying – Homestead
12:30 p.m. on CNBC – Ivy League Football – Yale @ Harvard
12:30 p.m. on NBC – Premier League – Tottenham v. West Ham
12:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR America
1 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice – Homestead
2 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR America
2:30 p.m. on NBC – Goal Zone
3 p.m. on NBCSN – Countdown to Green
3 p.m. on NBC – Countdown to Kickoff
3:30 p.m. on NBC – Notre Dame Football: Virginia Tech @ Notre Dame
3:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR XFINITY Series Race – Homestead
6:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR XFINITY Series Post Race – Homestead
7 p.m. on NBCSN – Shotgun
8 p.m. on NBCSN – Mecum Auto Auctions – Anaheim
9 p.m. on Universal HD – ISU Grand Prix China – Free Dance, Pairs Free
11 p.m. on NBCSN – ISU Grand Prix China – Ladies’ and Men’s Free Skate
Sunday, November 20th
6 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Match of the Week
8 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier league Match of the Day
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League Live
10:55 a.m. on NBCSN – Premier League – Middlesbrough v. Chelsea
1 p.m. on NBCSN – Goal Zone
1:30 p.m. on NBC – NASCAR America
2 p.m. on NBC – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Countdown to Green – Homestead
2:30 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hot Pass – Homestead
3 p.m. on NBC – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race – Homestead
7 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Post Race – Homestead
7 p.m. on NBC – Football Night in America
8 p.m. on NBCSN – NASCAR Victory Lap
8:20 p.m. on NBC – Sunday Night Football: Green Bay Packers @ Washington Redskins
9 p.m. on NBCSN – Mecum Auto Auctions – Anaheim
NBC’s Sunday Night Football — primetime television’s No. 1 show — continues this week when Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers visit Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins in a rematch of last season’s NFC Wild Card game. Coverage begins with Football Night in America this Sunday, November 20, at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.
Calling Packers-Redskins are Mike Tirico (play-by-play); Cris Collinsworth; and Michele Tafoya.
Football Night in America is hosted by Bob Costas, who will report on-site from FedExField in Hyattsville, Md., and Dan Patrick, who will host from NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. Patrick is joined by Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, and Mike Florio of NBC Sports’ ProFootballTalk. Paul Burmeister will report from CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on the Eagles-Seahawks game.
NBC Sports presents NASCAR Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series Championship coverage from Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend. NBC presents the Sprint Cup Championship race Sunday at 2 p.m. ET and the XFINITY Series concludes its 2016 season Saturday at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Before the green flags fall on the final races of the 2016 NASCAR season, NBC Sports pre-race coverage surrounds the eight drivers competing for Championships.
NBC Sports kicks off its final 2016 weekend of Sprint Cup coverage today with practice at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by qualifying at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Saturday’s coverage includes practice at 10 a.m. ET on CNBC, followed by NASCAR America at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and final practice at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN. A second edition of NASCAR America wraps up Saturday’s Sprint Cup coverage at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Championship Sunday begins on NBC at 1:30 p.m. ET with NASCAR America, followed by Countdown to Green at 2 p.m. ET and green flag racing at 3 p.m. ET. The checkered flag is followed by an on-site post-race show on NBCSN, as well as Victory Lap beginning at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
NBC Sports’ Championship XFINITY coverage from Miami begins today with practice at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by final practice at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Race day Saturday begins with qualifying at 11 a.m. ET on CNBC. Race coverage kicks off with Countdown to Green at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN followed by green flag racing at 3:30 p.m. After the Champion is crowned, an on-site post-race show at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN wraps up the day.
Race announcer Rick Allen calls this weekend’s action alongside analysts Steve Letarte and Jeff Burton. Pre- and post-race coverage is handled by host Krista Voda, and analysts Kyle Petty and Dale Jarrett. Marty Snider, Mike Massaro, Dave Burns and Kelli Stavast report from pit road. Features reporter Rutledge Wood contributes on Saturday and Sunday.
NBC Sports Group continues its coverage of the Premier League this weekend with live match coverage across the networks of NBCUniversal.
Manchester United host Arsenal this Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN, kicking off NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage this weekend. Coverage kicks off at 6:30 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN.
Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET, fifth-place Tottenham host West Ham United in a London derby on NBC and NBC UNIVERSO. Tottenham are the only remaining unbeaten team in the league, but have drawn four straight games. NBC Sports Group’s lead play-by-play commentator Arlo White calls the match, joined by analysts Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux at White Hart Lane.
Immediately following the match, NBC presents a live Goal Zone. Rebecca Lowe hosts Goal Zone and Premier League Live, joined by Kyle Martino, and Robbie Mustoe.
Saturday, Nov. 19
7:30 a.m. on NBCSN – Manchester United v. Arsenal, commentated by Jon Champion and Jim Beglin
10 a.m. on NBCSN – Southampton v. Liverpool, commentated by Jim Proudfoot and Matt Holland
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Crystal Palace v. Manchester City, commentated by Daniel Munn and Davie Provan
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Everton v. Swansea City, commentated by Bill Leslie and Andy Hinchcliffe
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Watford v. Leicester City, commentated by Tony Jones and Tony Gale
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Stoke City v. Bournemouth, commentated by Joe Speight and Danny Higginbotham
10 a.m. on Premier League Extra Time – Sunderland v. Hull City, commentated by Gary Taphouse and Neil McCann
12:30 p.m. on NBC – Tottenham v. West Ham, commentated by Arlo White, Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux
Sunday, Nov. 20
11 a.m. on NBCSN – Middlesbrough v. Chelsea, commentated by Peter Drury and Jim Beglin
Monday, Nov. 21
3 p.m. on NBCSN – West Brom v. Burnley, commentated by Martin Tyler and Danny Higginbotham
NBC Sports Group continues its 26th season of Notre Dame Football on NBC this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET, when the Fighting Irish host the Virginia Tech Hokies at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. Coverage begins at 3 p.m. ET with Countdown to Kickoff, NBC’s live pre-game show.
Dan Hicks calls Saturday’s game alongside analyst Doug Flutie and sideline reporter Kathryn Tappen.
Liam McHugh will host pre-game and halftime studio coverage on NBC. McHugh will be joined by Dhani Jones. In addition, Jimmy Clausen will join McHugh and Jones as a guest analyst.
NBCSN presents coverage of 2016 Grand Prix China this Saturday, Nov. 19, at 11 p.m. ET featuring performances from the men’s and ladies’ free skate competition in Beijing. Universal HD will present coverage of the event throughout the weekend, beginning tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 18, at 8 p.m. ET with the ladies’ and men’s short competition.
Tanith Belbin handles play-by-play on NBCSN joined by Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir.
Shotgun, NBC Sports Group’s high-octane automotive quiz show that takes the meaning of ‘riding shotgun’ to a whole new level, will make its television debut this Saturday, November 19, at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
NBC Sports Group’s full-throttled automotive quiz show, Shotgun, tests contestants’ skills at answering questions while riding in the passenger seat of a professional race car. Hosted by NASCAR on NBC’s Rutledge Wood, the one-hour show invites six contestants to buckle in for the ride of their lives and ride “shotgun” as professional drivers put the pedal to the medal around four different courses at Irwindale Speedway, in Irwindale, Calif.
High-profile American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, Hot Rods, and much more will be on display at this weekend’s Mecum Auctions event from Anaheim on NBCSN.
Live coverage continues today with a pair of telecasts at 3:30 p.m. ET and 7:30 p.m. ET. Saturday’s coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET, and NBCSN closes out the weekend from Anaheim on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.
Scott Hoke will host NBCSN’s Mecum Auctions coverage on-site at the Anaheim Convention Center, alongside analysts John Kraman, Stephen Cox, and Bill Stephens. Mecum Auctions is led by Dana Mecum, Founder and President of Mecum Auctions for the past 28 years.