AARON RODGERS AND GREEN BAY PACKERS HOST RUSSELL WILSON AND THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS IN NFC CHAMPIONSHIP REMATCH ON SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
via press release:
Coverage Begins with Football Night In America at 7 p.m. ET on NBC NBC Sports Live Extra to Live Stream Seahawks-Packers NFL Turning Point Season Premiere Tonight at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN Pro Football Talk Weekdays at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 16, 2015 – In a 2014 NFC Championship Game rematch, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers (1-0) host Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks (0-1) at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis., on Sunday Night Football. Coverage begins with Football Night In America at 7 p.m. ET this Sunday, Sept. 20, on NBC.
The Packers and Seahawks will face each other for the 16th time on Sunday, with the last meeting between the two teams being January’s NFC Championship Game, during which the Seahawks won 28-22 in overtime. The Seahawks come off a 34-31 overtime loss against St. Louis in Week 1, while the Packers beat the rival Chicago Bears 31-23 last Sunday.
Calling Seahawks-Packers 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 Lambeau 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. Paul Burmeister will report from Lincoln Financial Field on the Dallas Cowboys-Philadelphia Eagles game.
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.
For more information on Sunday Night Football’s comprehensive digital coverage, click here.
NFL TURNING POINT SEASON PREMIERE TONIGHT, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16 AT 11 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The fifth season of NFL Turning Point begins tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 11 p.m. ET, and breaks down Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys’ game-winning drive against the New York Giants; the head-to-head matchup between rookie QBs Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston; Rex Ryan and Todd Bowles in-game audio; and Clay Matthews’ interception in the final moments of Packers-Bears.
Hosted by Football Night In America’s Dan Patrick, the hour-long NFL Turning Point, co-produced by NFL Films, will air 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. (Pro Football Talk will occasionally air at 6:30 p.m. ET on select nights during the 2015-16 Premier League season.)
Florio also hosts Pro Football Talk Live, the three-hour football-focused program that airs on NBC Sports Radio from Noon-3 p.m. ET, and simulcasts on NBC Sports Live Extra from noon-1 p.m. ET. The show features Florio’s critically-acclaimed NFL insight, all-encompassing coverage of the league with the most current news and analysis, and thought-provoking debate.
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.
NBC POSTS BEST-EVER KICKOFF WEEKEND VIEWERSHIP FOR “NFL KICKOFF” & DEBUT OF SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
NBC averaged a record 27.1 million viewers for its two NFL Kickoff Weekend games – NFL Kickoff 2015 and the debut of Sunday Night Football – up 6% from last year and topping by 700,000 viewers the prior record set in 2011 (26.4 million average for Saints-Packers and Cowboys-Jets) according to official national data released by The Nielsen Company. NBC has averaged more than 25 million viewers on NFL Kickoff Weekend (two-game average) for six consecutive seasons. Through the first two games, NBC Sunday Night Football is averaging a 15.8 U.S. HH rating and a 10.2 rating among Adults 18-49 – up 6% and 5% respectively from last year.
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SNF: NO. 1 PRIMETIME PROGRAM ON TELEVISION FOR 4 YEARS RUNNING
NBC’s Sunday Night Football finished the 2014-15 television season as the No. 1 show in primetime in household rating, viewership and the coveted Adult 18-49 demographic, based on live plus same day data from The Nielsen Company (September-May). This marks the fourth consecutive television season — and the only four times on record — that a sports series has been the highest-rated and most-watched show of the primetime TV season.
2015 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
NBC will broadcast 19 primetime NFL games during the 2015 regular season.
|2015 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|Sun. Sept. 20||Week 2||Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers|
|Sun. Sept. 27||Week 3||Denver Broncos at Detroit Lions|
|Sun. Oct. 4||Week 4||Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints|
|*Sun. Oct. 11||Week 5||San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants|
|*Sun. Oct. 18||Week 6||New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts|
|*Sun. Oct. 25||Week 7||Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers|
|*Sun. Nov. 1||Week 8||Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos|
|*Sun. Nov. 8||Week 9||Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys|
|*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 San Francisco 49ers|
|*Sun. Dec. 27||Week 16||Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens|
|*Sun. Jan. 3||Week 17||TBD|
** Thanksgiving Night Game
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