November 08, 2012
THE 7-1 HOUSTON TEXANS TRAVEL TO CHICAGO TO TAKE ON THE 7-1 BEARS ON "SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL"
Coverage Begins with Football Night in America at 7 p.m. ET
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NEW YORK – November 8, 2012 – Matt Schaub, J.J. Watt and the AFC south leading Houston Texans (7-1) travel to Chicago to take on Jay Cutler, Brian Urlacher and the NFC north leading Bears (7-1) on Sunday Night Football. Coverage begins with Football Night in America at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.
Calling Texans-Bears is six-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his 27th season as the voice of the NFL’s premier primetime package; 13-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth, who has won the Emmy for Outstanding Event Analyst in each of his three seasons in the Sunday Night Football booth; and sideline reporter Michele Tafoya, who, last year in her first season with SNF, won the inaugural Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Reporter.
Football Night in America is hosted by 23-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Costas, who will report from Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill. Costas will be joined on site by Michaels, Collinsworth and Hines Ward, the former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver and Super Bowl MVP.
Dan Patrick co-hosts Football Night from NBC's Studio 8G at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Patrick is joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, Peter King of Sports Illustrated, and Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network and NBCSports.com. Carolyn Manno will report on Cowboys-Eagles, from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA.
Michaels and Collinsworth on Texans vs. Bears:
Patrick, Dungy and Harrison on Texans vs. Bears:
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SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL EXTRA
SNF EXTRA: For the fifth consecutive season, the entire Sunday Night Football schedule is streamed live on NBCSports.com. The video stream originates directly from NBC’s broadcast of SNF, and will include additional camera angles and interactive features.
Sunday Night Football Extra employs a full HD-quality player, which includes a draggable picture-in-picture feature for any of the online-only cameras, plus full DVR functionality allowing the user to pause, scroll back-and-forth, and review plays in slo-motion.
SNF Extra includes expert analysis, including fantasy tips from Rotoworld fantasy experts as well as in-game chats and analysis from Mike Florio. Additionally SNF Extra employs online-only in-game analysis from the Sunday Night Football and Football Night in America teams.
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ALL-ACCESS. ALL SEASON LONG: For the third straight season, NBCSports.com is providing a destination for fans dedicated to behind-the-scenes content of Sunday Night Football. SNF All-Access includes exclusive photos of the Sunday Night Football production, look-ins on SNF production meetings, Michele Tafoya interviews with key NFL players and a weekly notebook and conversations with SNF talent.
Visit SNF All-Access at: http://snfallaccess.nbcsports.com/
“THE SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL”: This season NBC Sports introduced “The Sunday Night Football”, a custom made football from Wilson, which travels with the SNF crew all season long. Fans of SNF on Facebook and Twitter can keep up with “The Sunday Night Football” on the SNF Facebook page, follow its path through each city and recommend where it should visit while in town. At the end of each SNF game, “The Sunday Night Football” is signed by the player(s) of the game. Photos, video and stories around “The Sunday Night Football” and its travels live on Facebook, Twitter and SNFAllAccess.com all season long.
Steelers at Broncos
Sun., Sept. 9
Alex Smith, Michael Crabtree, Justin Smith
Lions at 49ers
Sun., Sept. 16
Joe Flacco, Torrey Smith, Ray Rice
Patriots at Ravens
Sun., Sept 23
Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy
Giants at Eagles
Sun., Sept 30
Chargers at Saints
Sun., Oct 7
Aaron Rodgers, Charles Woodson
Packers at Texans
Sun., Oct. 14
Ben Roethlisberger, Ryan Clark
Steelers at Bengals
Sun., Oct. 21
Peyton Manning, Champ Bailey, Demaryius Thomas
Saints at Broncos
Sun., Oct 28
Matt Ryan, Roddy White, Julio Jones
Cowboys at Falcons
Sun., Nov 4
SNF ON FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/SNFonNBC – The Sunday Night Football Facebook page provides links, photos and videos exclusive to behind-the-scenes at SNF every week. The page aggregates all SNF-related content found within the NBC Sports digital network, including NBCSports.com, SNF Extra, ProFootballTalk.com, and Rotoworld.com.
SNF ON TWITTER: twitter.com/SNFonNBC – For the first time ever, Michele Tafoya will be doing live video tweets from @SNFonNBC on the sideline exclusively for the SNF social media platforms, providing fans extended real-time content from Michele’s unique sideline perspective. Using tweets, twitpics and twitvids @SNFonNBC provides unique content with SNF talent, production crew and NFL players.
Each week @SNFonNBC will promote a guest player who will live tweet during the Sunday Night Football broadcast. On Sunday, November 11, Walter Payton's son, Jarrett Payton @paytonsun will be the guest player. The tweets from the guest player will automatically be pulled into the SNF Extra Player.
SNF ON INSTAGRAM: Going into its second season, Sunday Night Football gives the SNF fan a look at photos through the filters of Instagram. Fans get a look inside the production trucks, the locker rooms, on the field and around the city. Fans also have the opportunity to submit photos through Instagram using #SNF that will automatically be curated into a special Instagram tab on the Sunday Night Football Facebook page.
SNF ON GETGLUE: For the second season in a row, fans can check into each SNF game on GetGlue. Fans watching Sunday Night Football at home have the opportunity to win weekly SNF-themed stickers and chances at real-world prizes by checking into SNF on GetGlue every Sunday night.
PRO FOOTBALL TALK ON NBC SPORTS NETWORK WEEKNIGHTS, 5 P.M. ET
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 FOOTBALL IS OFF TO HIGHEST-RATED START IN 7-YEAR HISTORY
NBC’s nine-week (10 games) household rating of 12.9/20 is the best start in the seven-year history of Sunday Night Football, and the highest-rated start to a season for an NFL primetime package in 13 years (13.9/23 household rating for ABC in 1999).
COWBOYS-FALCONS: Last Sunday’s game was the sixth NBC primetime NFL game this season to earn more than 21 million viewers.
SNF NO. 1 SHOW FOR OF PRIMETIME SEASON: For the official primetime television season, Sunday Night Football ranks as the No. 1 show among viewers, households and all key adult and male demographics. Additionally, it is the No. 5 show among women 18-34 and No. 6 among women 18-49.
• The nine-week viewership for 10 games (21.2 million) is on pace with 2011 (21.4 million) and 2010 (21.3 million), and are the first three primetime NFL seasons to average more than 21 million through the first nine weeks of the season since 1994-1996 on ABC.
SNF DOMINATES SUNDAY NIGHT: The Cowboys-Falcons Sunday Night Football broadcast easily won the night facing original network programming. NBC led the night among viewers 2+ in primetime with 18.6 million viewers (7:30-11 p.m. ET) topping the 14.2 million for second-place CBS, which was aided by an NFL overrun, by 31%. NBC also topped ABC (7.3 million) by 156% and Fox (4.2 million) by 342%. NBC also won the night among the major broadcast networks in households and all key adult, male and female demographics.
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
Sun. Nov. 11 Week 10 Houston Texans at Chicago Bears
Sun. Nov. 18 *Week 11 Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers
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
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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