NBC Begins Thanksgiving Primetime NFL Tradition Tonight
Mike Florio, who created the innovative, NFL-focused web destination ProFootballTalk.com, hosts the new NBC Sports Network television program Pro Football Talk. The one-hour show airs weeknights at 5 p.m. ET every Monday through Friday. Pro Football Talk is co-hosted by Erik Kuselias.
Pro Football Talk features concentrated NFL insight from Florio and other experts from around the league. Florio and Kuselias will regularly welcome a roster of NBC Sports football commentators, including Rodney Harrison, Hines Ward, Doug Flutie, Ross Tucker, Amani Toomer, and Peter King, among others. In addition to deep diving on the most topical NFL stories of the day, Pro Football Talk will also touch on injuries, fantasy football and officiating.
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBAL IS PRIMETIME TELEVISION’S NO. 1 SHOW
Sunday Night Football is the No. 1 show of the primetime television season among viewers, households and all key adult and male demographics. Additionally, SNF ranks No. 4 among all primetime programs for women 18-34 and No. 5 among women 18-49. This marks the
second consecutive season that Sunday Night Football is the No. 1 show of the primetime television season.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL THIS WEEKEND ON NBC AND NBC SPORTS NETWORK
BAYOU CLASSIC ON NBC: The NBC Sports Group concludes its 2012 college football coverage this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC with Southern University and Grambling State facing off in the annual Bayou Classic from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Paul Burmeister will serve as the play-by-play announcer, joined in the booth by NFL Hall-of-Fame defensive back Rod Woodson. Lewis Johnson will report from the sidelines. Additionally, the halftime show for the Bayou Classic features the marching bands of both teams putting on an
exciting display of talent for the fans which includes a drum line battle between the bands. This marks the 22nd year NBC will present the Bayou Classic.
AIR FORCE-FRESNO ST. ON NBC SPORTS NETWORK: Fresno State hosts Air Force in a Mountain West Conference regular-season finale at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. Fresno State is currently in a three-way tie at the top of the conference, with Air Force just sitting one game back. Todd Harris will call the Air Force-Fresno St. game alongside
analyst Anthony Herron from Jim Sweeney Field at Bulldog Stadium in Fresno, Calif.
2012 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
NBC will broadcast 19 primetime NFL games during the 2012 season, highlighted by: the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants hosting their division rivals the Dallas Cowboys on NFL Kickoff 2012; storied rivalries such as Steelers-Ravens, Eagles-Cowboys, and Giants-Eagles; two games featuring Peyton Manning with his new team the Denver Broncos – hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers on the first SNF game of the season, and the New Orleans Saints in Week 8; and NBC’s first Thanksgiving night game, featuring New England Patriots at the New York Jets.
2012 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL REMAINING SCHEDULE
Thurs. Nov. 22 Week 12 New England Patriots at New York Jets
Sun. Nov. 25 Week 12 Green Bay Packers at New York Giants
Sun. Dec. 2 *Week 13 Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys (no change)
Sun. Dec. 9 *Week 14 Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers
Sun. Dec. 16 *Week 15 San Francisco 49ers at New England Patriots
Sun. Dec. 23 *Week 16 San Diego Chargers at New York Jets
Sun. Dec. 30 *Week 17 TBA
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