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Wednesday, November 4th, 2015
DEMARCO MURRAY RETURNS TO DALLAS AS PHILADELPHIA EAGLES FACE DEZ BRYANT AND COWBOYS ON NBC’S “SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL”
Coverage Begins with Football Night In America at 7 p.m. ET on NBC
NBC Sports Live Extra to Live Stream Eagles-Cowboys
NBC UNIVERSO to Televise Eagles-Cowboys in Spanish
Broncos Victory Over Packers on NBC’s Sunday Night Football Averages 23 Million Viewers; Football Night In America Off to Best Start Ever
November 22 Bengals-Cardinals Game Moves to NBC’s Sunday Night Football
Pro Football Talk Weekdays at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 4, 2015 – NBC Sports’ Sunday Night Football features a classic NFC East showdown this week, when WR Dez Bryant and the Dallas Cowboys host former Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray and the Philadelphia Eagles from AT&T Stadium this Sunday, Nov. 8, at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Coverage begins with Football Night In America – the most-watched weekly studio show in sports – at 7 p.m. ET.
This meeting between the Eagles and Cowboys marks the 110th regular-season game between the division foes. The road team has won the last five games in the rivalry, including the Cowboys’ 20-10 win against the Eagles in Week 2 in Philadelphia. The Dallas defense held Murray to just two yards rushing on 13 attempts in their last meeting.
The Cowboys look to bounce back from a 13-12 loss at home to Seattle last week, as Bryant played in his first game since a Week 1 injury. The Eagles had a bye in Week 8 following a 27-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday Night Football in Week 7.
Last season, Murray led the NFL with 1,845 rushing yards, and Bryant had a league-high 16 TD receptions to lead Dallas to its first NFC East title in five years.
Calling Eagles-Cowboys are seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his record 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.
NBC’s coverage of Sunday Night Football is led by Emmy Award-winning producer Fred Gaudelli and Emmy Award-winning director Drew Esocoff.
Football Night in America, the most-watched studio show in sports, is hosted by 26-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Costas, who will report from AT&T Stadium. Costas will be joined on site by Collinsworth, Tafoya, and two-time Super Bowl winner Hines Ward.
Dan Patrick co-hosts Football Night from NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn., joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN and NBCSports.com, and NFL Insider Peter King. Paul Burmeister will report from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., on the Broncos-Colts game.
NBC UNIVERSO TO TELEVISE EAGLES-COWBOYS IN SPANISH
NBC UNIVERSO will present in Spanish some of the most exciting NFL games of the 2015 season. “La NFL en NBC UNIVERSO” package includes the telecast of this weekend’s Eagles-Cowboys NFC East battle, as well as a Wild Card game and a Divisional Playoff game. Rene Giraldo, Edgar Lopez and Veronica Contreras will call the action for NBC UNIVERSO.
NBC’S SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL RIDES RECORD STREAK OF INCREASED VIEWERSHIP TO BEST START FOR NFL PRIMETIME PACKAGE IN 22 YEARS
The Denver Broncos’ 19-point victory over the Green Bay Packers this past Sunday on NBC’s Sunday Night Football averaged 23.0 million viewers.
The Broncos’ 29-10 victory, highlighted by Peyton Manning passing for 340 yards and tying the record for most wins by a starting QB in NFL history (186), is the most-watched and highest-rated of six NBC SNF games played on the same night as the World Series. It is the fifth time in six matchups that Sunday Night Football has topped the viewership and household rating of the World Series, with the lone outlier being a 62-7 Saints win over the 0-6 Colts in 2011.
For the season…
- Through eight weeks of the NFL season (nine telecasts), NBC’s Sunday Night Football is averaging 23.6 million viewers – the best viewership for the NFL’s broadcast primetime package at this point in the season in 19 years (23.9 million in 1996). SNF is averaging a 13.8/23 household rating – the best start for the broadcast primetime package in 18 years (14.6/25 in 1997).
- Sunday Night Football has averaged 20+ million viewers for 8 of its first 9 telecasts – the most in the 10-season history of the SNF on NBC and up from five such telecasts at this point last year.
- Through eight weeks, Football Night in America is averaging 9.6 million viewers, the best in the show’s 10-year history. Viewership of FNIA (7:30-8:22 p ET) is up 19% vs. 2014 (8.0 million)
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NOVEMBER 22 BENGALS-CARDINALS GAME MOVES TO NBC’S SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
As released by the NFL on Monday, the Week 11 Cincinnati Bengals at Arizona Cardinals game on Sunday, November 22 will be played at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, while the Kansas City Chiefs-San Diego Chargers game moves 4:05 p.m. ET on CBS.
The Bengals are one of the NFL’s four undefeated teams at 7-0, while the Cardinals currently lead the NFC West with a 6-2 record.
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NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
For the eighth consecutive season, NBC Sports will live stream the entire Sunday Night Football schedule. NBC Sports’ “TV Everywhere” live streaming product, NBC Sports Live Extra, will stream all SNF games to desktops, tablets and connected TVs. The full HD-quality video stream will come directly from NBC’s broadcast of SNF. (NOTE: NBC Sports Digital does not have NFL live streaming rights to mobile devices.)
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store and Apple TV.
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL DIGITAL COVERAGE
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ALL-ACCESS: For the sixth straight season, and with a new look and feel, NBCSports.com is providing a destination for fans dedicated to behind-the-scenes and social media driven content of Sunday Night Football. SNF All-Access includes exclusive photos and videos of the Sunday Night Football production team, look-ins on SNF production meetings, Michele Tafoya’s “Ten With Tafoya” interviews with key NFL players, and conversations with SNF and FNIA talent.
Visit SNF All-Access at: http://snfallaccess.nbcsports.com/
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SOCIAL MEDIA: NBC Sports Group’s comprehensive social media coverage includes the Sunday Night Football Facebook page, providing exclusive behind-the-scenes SNF content and digital content from NBCSports.com, SNF All Access, ProFootballTalk.com, and Rotoworld.com, @SNFonNBC, using tweets, photos, Vines and videos & real-time tweets from Michele Tafoya, and a look at SNF through the filters of Instagram.
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL BUS: NBC Sports Group’s all-new Sunday Night Football bus returns this season to travel the country visiting the host cities of all 17 Sunday Night Football games. The bus will arrive in each city two to three days prior to the game, making stops at local landmarks and events before heading to the game site. Once at the stadium, the Sunday Night Football bus brings fans from the field to the studio set, featuring football field decaling on the floor, a welcome reel with the SNF production team looking back on 10 years of SNF, and replica of the Football Night in America studio available for fan photos, complete with a GIF photo booth which takes a series of pictures and compiles them into a sharable GIF. Fans can digitally follow the Sunday Night Football bus atNBCSports.com/FollowSNF.
“THE SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL:” For the fourth consecutive season NBC Sports will present the “Player of the Game Sunday Night Football,” a custom made football from Wilson, which will travel with the SNF crew all season long. At the end of each SNF game, the ball will be signed by the player of the game. Photos, video and stories around the “Player of the Game Sunday Night Football,” and its travels will live on Facebook, Twitter, NBCSports.com/FollowSNF, and SNFAllAccess.com.
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BRONCOS DOMINANCE OVER AARON RODGERS AND PACKERS HEADLINE NEW EPISODE OF “NFL TURNING POINT” TONIGHT AT 11 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Tonight’s all-new edition of NFL Turning Point, airing at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN, examines Sunday night’s matchup between the Packers and Broncos, and breaks down how Denver’s defense was able to hold QB Aaron Rodgers to a career-low passing total.
The program also analyzes the Seattle Seahawks’ win against the Dallas Cowboys, including the matchup between CB Richard Sherman and WR Dez Bryant; highlights the Bengals’ victory over the Steelers; and studies QB Drew Brees’ performance against the Giants.
Hosted by Football Night In America’s Dan Patrick, the 30-minute long NFL Turning Point, co-produced by NFL Films, airs weekly throughout the entire NFL season, including the playoffs and Super Bowl.
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PRO FOOTBALL TALK ON NBCSN WEEKNIGHTS AT 6 P.M. ET
Two-time Super Bowl champion and veteran Football Night In America studio analyst Rodney Harrison joins co-hosts Mike Florio and Paul Burmeister every weekday throughout the 2015 season on NBCSN’s Pro Football Talk.
Pro Football Talk airs weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. The 30-minute Pro Football Talk 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.
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FANTASY FOOTBALL LIVE ON NBCSN TUESDAY – THURSDAY NIGHTS, 6:30 P.M. ET
Now in its third season on NBCSN, Fantasy Football Live combines the best fantasy football expertise from Yahoo Sports and NBC Sports, including unique metrics from Yahoo Sports’ leading fantasy football platform, and full integration with NBC Sports’ premier fantasy sports information site, Rotoworld.com.
The 30-minute, multi-platform fantasy football program airs Tuesdays through Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN during the NFL regular season. Fantasy Football Live is hosted by NBC Sports’ Dave Briggs, and features a roster of NBC Sports, Rotoworld and Yahoo Sports fantasy analysts, including NBCSN’s Kay Adams, NBC Sports NFL analysts Brian Westbrook, Jon Ritchie and Ross Tucker, and Yahoo Sports’ Brad Evans, Brandon Funston and Andy Behrens.
NBC SPORTS RADIO
NBC Sports Radio will surround the 2015 NFL season with daily coverage across more than 425 radio affiliates, highlighted by Safety Blitz with Rodney Harrison; featuring three-time All Pro and two-time Super Bowl-winner Rodney Harrison; the Amani Toomer and Dan Schartzman Show; and Pro Football Talk Live, featuring NFL insider and Football Night In America commentator Mike Florio.
To listen to a live stream of NBC Sports Radio, or find your local affiliate, visit www.NBCSportsRadio.com.
NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS
NBC Sports Regional Networks, which serve top NFL markets such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Houston and San Francisco, will surround the 2015 NFL season with in-depth news, analysis and original programming on the teams that matter most in more than 50 million U.S. cable and satellite households.
2015 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
NBC will broadcast 19 primetime NFL games during the 2015 regular season.
|2015 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|*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||Cincinnati Bengals at Arizona Cardinals|
|**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
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