FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
RUSSELL WILSON & SEATTLE SEAHAWKS HOST CARSON PALMER & ARIZONA CARDINALS 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 Cardinals-Seahawks
NBC’s Sunday Night Football #1 Among Adults 18-49 with 28% Advantage Over Primetime’s #2 Show
Pro Football Talk Weekdays at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 11, 2015 – NBC Sports’ Sunday Night Football features a key NFC West matchup this week, when QB Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks (4-4) host QB Carson Palmer and the first-place Arizona Cardinals (6-2) at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., this Sunday, Nov. 15, 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.
Both the Seahawks and Cardinals enter the game coming off a bye week preceded by two consecutive victories. Palmer leads the NFC with 20 touchdowns, the most ever by a Cardinals player through the first eight games of a season, while Wilson has bested the Cardinals in four of their last five matchups. With Arizona leading the division by two games over both St. Louis and Seattle, the Seahawks, who have won the NFC West and advanced to the Super Bowl the past two seasons, will be looking to close that gap.
Calling Cardinals-Seahawks 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 CenturyLink Field. 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. Carolyn Manno will report from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N. J., on the Patriots-Giants game.
DEMO DOMINANCE – NBC’S SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL #1 AMONG ADULTS 18-49 WITH 28% ADVANTAGE OVER PRIMETIME’S #2 SHOW
After nine weeks featuring tension-filled close games (including two overtimes), a historic battle of unbeatens (6-0 Green Bay vs. 6-0 Denver), and player milestones (Drew Brees’ 400th career touchdown pass on the quickest regular-season overtime TD in NFL history; Peyton Manning’s record-tying 186th QB win), NBC’s Sunday Night Football has extended its primetime dominance in the Adult 18-49 demographic.
Through the opening nine weeks of the NFL season (10 telecasts), NBC’s Sunday Night Football is averaging a primetime-best 8.6 rating in the coveted Adult 18-49 demographic, marking a 28% advantage over primetime’s #2 show (6.7 for The Walking Dead), based on official live + same day national data released by The Nielsen Company. Last season at this point, SNF (8.0 rating) had a 4% advantage over the second-ranked show in the demo (7.7 for The Walking Dead).
SNF’s 8.6 rating in A18-49 is the second-best rating in the demo through Week 9 in the 10-season history of Sunday Night Football on NBC (only a fraction behind an 8.7 in 2011), and up 8% from this point last season (8.0).
Football Night in America (7:30-8:15 p.m. ET), the most-watched weekly studio show in sports, is averaging 9.7 million viewers – the best start in the show’s 10-season history and up 23% from last year at this point (7.9 million). In addition, the 8-8:30 p.m. ET portion of Football Night in America (including pre-kick coverage), is averaging 14.0 million viewers, and a 5.0 rating among Adults 18-49, which would rank No. 5 among regularly-scheduled primetime shows in the demographic.
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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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ANDREW LUCK AND COLTS WIN OVER PEYTON MANNING AND BRONCOS HEADLINES NEW EPISODE OF “NFL TURNING POINT” TONIGHT AT 10:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
This week’s all-new edition of NFL Turning Point, debuting tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, examines Sunday’s matchup between the Broncos and Colts, and breaks down QB Andrew Luck’s strong performance against the league’s No. 1 defense.
In addition, NFL Turning Point reviews the Carolina Panthers’ win against the Green Bay Packers, including a look at QB Cam Newton’s big game to keep the Panthers undefeated; studies the Vikings’ OT victory over the Rams, featuring in-game audio from Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer; and analyzes the Pittsburgh Steelers victory over the Oakland Raiders, including a spotlight look at Steelers WR Antonio Brown’s franchise record-setting day.
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. 15||Week 10||Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks|
|*Sun. Nov. 22||Week 11||Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers|
|**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 Arizona Cardinals|
|*Sun. Dec. 27||Week 16||Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens|
|*Sun. Jan. 3||Week 17||TBD|
** Thanksgiving Night Game
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