FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
NO. 9 NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH HOST BOWLING GREEN SATURDAY AT 3:30 P.M. ET ON NBC
Mike Tirico, Doug Flutie, Chris Simms, Kathryn Tappen and Terry McAulay to Call Matchup
Liam McHugh to Host Halftime Coverage with Simms On-Site at Notre Dame Stadium
Last Week’s Virginia-Notre Dame Game on NBC Delivers Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 2.844 Million Viewers, Up 10% vs. 2018 Afternoon Game Average
STAMFORD, Conn. – October 2, 2019 – NBC Sports continues its coverage of the 2019 Notre Dame football season this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC, when QB Ian Book and the No. 9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3-1) host Bowling Green (1-3) from Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. It is the first-ever meeting between the two teams.
NBC Sports’ Notre Dame Football commentary team of Mike Tirico (play-by-play), Doug Flutie (analyst), Kathryn Tappen (sideline reporter), and Terry McAulay (rules analyst) will call the game. NBC Sports’ Liam McHugh will host studio coverage alongside Chris Simms, who will also serve as an in-game sideline analyst.
The Fighting Irish improved to 3-1 and moved to No. 9 in the country following a 35-20 home win over then No. 18-ranked Virginia last week. RB Tony Jones, Jr. rushed for a career-high 131 yards and three touchdowns, and the Notre Dame defense, led by DL Julian Okwara’s three sacks, had eight total sacks and forced five turnovers.
Bowling Green enters the week with a 1-3 record following a 62-20 defeat to Kent State two weeks ago.
Last weekend’s UVA-ND game on NBC averaged a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 2.844 million viewers, a 10% increase over last season’s afternoon game average viewership (2.588 million). It also marked NBC’s most-watched afternoon game at Notre Dame Stadium since October 13, 2018 (2.855 million viewers vs. Pittsburgh).
The star of last weekend’s win over Virginia, RB Tony Jones, Jr., will be featured during this week’s halftime, providing behind-the-scenes access into his life as a student athlete preparing for the weekend’s game.
REMAINING 2019 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL ON NBC SCHEDULE
|Sat., Oct. 5||3:30 p.m.||vs. Bowling Green|
|Sat., Oct. 12||7:30 p.m.||vs. USC|
|Sat., Nov. 2||2:30 p.m.||vs. Virginia Tech|
|Sat., Nov. 16||2:30 p.m.||vs. Navy|
|Sat., Nov. 23||2:30 p.m.||vs. Boston College|
NBC SPORTS GOLD TO OFFER DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER LIVE STREAMING PRODUCT FOR INTERNATIONAL NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL FANS
NBC Sports Gold’s international “Notre Dame Football Season Pass” is available now, giving fans in 13 countries access to every Fighting Irish home game during the 2019 season. The direct-to-consumer pass will offer fans abroad comprehensive coverage of seven Notre Dame football home games live and on-demand, available online at NBCSportsGold.com and via the NBC Sports Gold app on Apple iOS and Android.
NBC Sports Gold’s “Notre Dame Football Season Pass” is available for purchase now for $49.99, and features all seven home games in the 2019 season. The pass is available in 13 countries: Austria, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and UK. USD or EUR pricing is available. “Notre Dame Football Season Pass” is not available to customers in the U.S. Click here for more information.
INSIDE THE IRISH ON NBCSPORTS.COM
NBCSports.com will continue its Notre Dame Football coverage through its popular Inside The Irish blog, as Notre Dame Football insider Douglas Farmer covers the Irish from all angles throughout the 2019 season.
NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL ON NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide extensive live streaming coverage of the 2019 Notre Dame Football on NBC season via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
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