FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 18th, 2020
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS LIVE BIG-EVENT SPORTS ALL WEEKEND LONG BEGINNING TODAY
Live-Event Weekend Coverage Features Sunday Night Football, U.S. Open Golf, NHL Stanley Cup Final, NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, Notre Dame Football, Premier League Soccer and Tour de France Conclusion
Big Events to Air Across NBC, NBCSN, GOLF Channel, USA Network, Peacock and NBC Sports Digital Platforms
STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 18, 2020 – NBC Sports will present an unprecedented weekend of live big-event sports over the next three days across numerous NBCUniversal properties – NBC, NBCSN, GOLF Channel, USA Network, Peacock and NBC Sports digital platforms.
From today through Sept. 20, NBCUniversal properties will combine to present more than 125 live event coverage hours.
Among the highlights of NBC Sports’ live event coverage for this weekend:
- Sunday Night Football: A star-studded QB matchup headlines this week’s edition of NBC’s Sunday Night Football as Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks (1-0) host Cam Newton and the New England Patriots (1-0). Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET with Football Night in America on NBC, followed by kickoff at 8:20 p.m. ET from CenturyLink Field.
- U.S. Open: The U.S. Open returns home to NBC Sports. The USGA stages the 120th edition of the U.S. Open this week (thru Sunday) from Winged Foot Golf Club, and NBC Sports will present nearly 45 hours of live primary coverage of the championship exclusively across NBC, GOLF Channel, NBC Sports digital platforms, and Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service. Viewers tuning will recognize a familiar musical refrain previously synonymous with NBC Sports’ coverage of the U.S. Open, as Yanni’s In Celebration of Man will be incorporated throughout the championship.
- NHL Stanley Cup Final: Game 1 of the 2020 Stanley Cup Final between the Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning will be presented tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC immediately following U.S. Open coverage from Winged Foot Golf Club.
- NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs: NBC Sports presents the first elimination race of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs tomorrow night in primetime at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN from iconic Bristol Motor Speedway, as the field of 16 narrows to 12 and drivers fight to keep their championship hopes alive. Tonight at 7 p.m. ET, Bristol also hosts the regular season finale for the NASCAR Xfinity Series, which has 11 of its 12 Playoff spots decided entering the “World’s Fastest Half Mile.”
- Notre Dame Football: NBC Sports’ 30th season of Notre Dame Football continues tomorrow when the No. 7 Fighting Irish (1-0) host South Florida (1-0) at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind., at 2:30 p.m. ET on USA Network. Following last weekend’s victory over Duke, Notre Dame moved to No. 7 in the country. The Fighting Irish were led last week by QB Ian Book, who passed for 263 yards and one touchdown, and RB Kyren Williams, who totaled 205 yards from scrimmage (112 rushing, 93 receiving) and two rushing touchdowns.
- Premier League: USMNT star Christian Pulisic – who’s hoping to return from injury – and Chelsea host 2019-20 champions Liverpool this Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET exclusively on Peacock Premium, highlighting NBC Sports’ Premier League schedule this weekend.
- Tour de France: NBC Sports’ live coverage of the 107th Tour de France concludes this weekend on NBCSN with Stage 21 starting at 9:30 a.m. ET on Sunday from Mantes-la-Jolie in France. Following yesterday’s Stage 18 victory by Poland’s Michał Kwiatkowski (Ineos Grenadiers), Slovenia’s Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) currently sits in first place and carries a 57-second lead over Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) and a 1:27 lead over third-place Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team) into this weekend’s final stages.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will stream live coverage to desktops, mobile, tablets, and connected TVs via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high-quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app are available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox, and Chromecast.
Following is the NBC Sports’ schedule for major sporting events this weekend (all times ET, subject to change):
|Fri., Sept. 18||7:30 a.m.||Tour de France: Stage 19: Bourg-en-Bresse / Champagnole||NBCSN|
|Fri., Sept. 18||7:30 a.m.||U.S. Open – Second Round||Peacock|
|Fri., Sept. 18||9:30 a.m.||U.S. Open – Second Round||GOLF Channel|
|Fri., Sept. 18||4 p.m.||U.S. Open – Second Round||NBC|
|Fri., Sept. 18||6:30 p.m.||NASCAR: Xfinity Series – Countdown to Green||NBCSN|
|Fri., Sept. 18||7 p.m.||NASCAR Xfinity Series Racing – Bristol||NBCSN|
|Fri., Sept. 18||7 p.m.||Golf Central Live From the U.S. Open||GOLF Channel|
|Fri., Sept. 18||9 p.m.||NASCAR: Xfinity Series Post-Race||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 19||6:30 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 19||7 a.m.||Tour de France: Stage 20: Lure / La Planche des Belles Filles||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 19||7 a.m.||Golf Central Live From the U.S. Open||GOLF Channel|
|Sat., Sept. 19||9 a.m.||U.S. Open – Third Round||Peacock|
|Sat., Sept. 19||11 a.m.||U.S. Open – Third Round||NBC|
|Sat., Sept. 19||2:30 p.m.||College Football: Notre Dame v. South Florida||USA Network|
|Sat., Sept. 19||6:30 p.m.||NASCAR America Pre-Race Show||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 19||7 p.m.||NASCAR Cup Series – Countdown to Green||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 19||7:30 p.m.||NASCAR Cup Series Racing – Bristol||NBCSN|
|Sat., Sept. 19||7:30 p.m.||NHL Stanley Cup Final – Game 1: Dallas vs. Tampa Bay||NBC|
|Sat., Sept. 19||7:30 p.m.||Golf Central Live From the U.S. Open||GOLF Channel|
|Sat., Sept. 19||10:30 p.m.||NASCAR America Post-Race Show||NBCSN|
|Sun., Sept. 20||6 a.m.||Golf Central Live From the U.S. Open||GOLF Channel|
|Sun., Sept. 20||8 a.m.||U.S. Open – Final Round||Peacock|
|Sun., Sept. 20||9 a.m.||Tour de France Pre-Race Show||NBCSN|
|Sun., Sept. 20||9:30 a.m.||Tour de France: Stage 21: Mantes-la-Jolie / Paris Champs-Élysées||NBCSN|
|Sun., Sept. 20||10 a.m.||U.S. Open – Final Round||GOLF Channel|
|Sun., Sept. 20||11:30 a.m.||Premier League: Chelsea v. Liverpool||Peacock|
|Sun., Sept. 20||Noon||U.S. Open – Final Round||NBC|
|Sun., Sept. 20||1:30 p.m.||Premier League Live||Peacock|
|Sun., Sept. 20||6 p.m.||Golf Central Live From the U.S. Open||GOLF Channel|
|Sun., Sept. 20||7 p.m.||Football Night in America||NBC|
|Sun., Sept. 20||8:20 p.m.||SNF: New England Patriots at Seattle Seahawks||NBC|