FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 30th, 2022
PEACOCK’S “FANTASY FOOTBALL PREGAME WITH MATTHEW BERRY” COMES TO NATIONAL TV AUDIENCE ON CNBC BEGINNING THIS SUNDAY, OCT. 2
Hosted by Berry and Michael Smith, Fantasy Football Pregame Features Latest Fantasy News and Advice Ahead of the Day’s Slate of Games
STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 30, 2022 – Peacock’s new Fantasy Football Pregame with Matthew Berry will get national television exposure on CNBC beginning this Sunday, Oct. 2 at Noon ET. The show will be televised on CNBC on most Sundays this season.
Fantasy Football Pregame with Matthew Berry provides the latest fantasy football news and advice to help viewers set their lineups before the early games kick off just after 1 p.m. ET. The show is hosted by Matthew Berry and Michael Smith, who are joined by Jay Croucher. Berry, the celebrated fantasy football commentator and industry pioneer, is also an analyst on Football Night in America, which is delivering its largest average audience since 2018.
“After receiving excellent feedback from the Peacock audience for the first three weeks of Fantasy Football Pregame with Matthew Berry, we are excited to broaden the show’s reach by showcasing the final hour on CNBC, which is in 73 million homes,” said Rick Cordella, Chief Commercial Officer, Peacock.
“Knowing how analytical and data driven the CNBC audience is, this feels like a perfect fit,” Berry said. “Whether it’s your stock portfolio or your flex spot, everyone wants to know the trends and analysis to help you win. We’re thrilled to have Fantasy Football Pregame joining the CNBC family.”
Berry’s Fantasy Football Happy Hour podcast debuted at #1 for sports podcasts and in the top 10 overall on iTunes, and continues to be one of the top sports podcasts on both iTunes and Spotify. Smith is also the co-host of Peacock original Brother from Another. Croucher co-hosts the daily “Fantasy Football Happy Hour with Matthew Berry” program on Peacock (Monday-Friday, Noon ET) and will provide sports betting advice.
CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news, providing real-time financial market coverage, business content and general news consumed by more than 544 million people per month across all platforms.
Fantasy Football Pregame streams live on Peacock from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. ET each Sunday throughout the NFL season.