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Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 10:30PM EDT
Here are the final 2017-18 broadcast TV rankings: The Big Bang Theory is No. 1, Roseanne is No. 3 in total viewers
The Big Bang Theory averaged 18.63 million total viewers, making it No. 1 for the season. Sunday Night Football was No. 2, Roseanne No. 3, This Is Us No. 4 and NCIS No. 5. Freshman shows Young Sheldon and The Good Doctor ranked sixth and seventh, respectively.
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 6:42PM EDT
NFL's primetime games will begin a few minutes earlier
According to The Boston Globe, the NFL plans to announce that ESPN's Monday Night Football will kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET instead of 8:30 p.m. NBC's Sunday Night Football will start at 8:20 p.m. ET instead of 8:30 p.m. and Fox's Thursday Night Football will also start at 8:20 p.m. ET, up from 8:25 pm.
Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 12:41PM EDT
Fox says it will get high-quality Thursday Night Football games
The NFL has been dogged by complaints that the Thursday games are terrible, especially since they are played on three days' rest. But Fox says it is expecting to have games that will rival NBC's Sunday Night Football package.
Posted Tuesday 3/27/18 at 7:23PM EDT
Dan Patrick is leaving NBC's Football Night in America and will likely be replaced by Mike Tirico
Patrick, who has hosted the Sunday Night Football pregame show since 2008, says he turned down a new five-year deal with NBC. “I didn’t want to do it and not love doing it,” says Patrick, who adds that his daily DirecTV talk show is close to being renewed. Tirico is expected to replace Patrick. ALSO: Peyton Manning has reportedly turned down Fox's Thursday Night Football gig.
Posted Tuesday 2/13/18 at 1:51PM EST
American Music Awards is moving to a Tuesday in October to avoid the NFL
The AMAs have seen a ratings dip in recent years due to competition from Sunday Night Football. So after airing on Sunday, Nov. 19 last year, the AMAs will move up to Tuesday Oct. 9 this year.
Posted Monday 2/05/18 at 3:25PM EST
NBC’s Super Bowl producer thinks that his team had a good night
Other than the equipment failure, Sunday Night Football boss Fred Gaudelli didn’t initially see any problems with last night’s broadcast. “I think our camera people, our replay people, our graphic people, I think they all had a really good night,” he said. “I don’t think we missed any storylines and had a lot of great pictures. Obviously, we had an unbelievably exciting game to work with.”
Posted Saturday 2/03/18 at 12:50AM EST
Are play-by-play sports announcers the new anchors?
The two jobs are similar, but with the network news anchor job diminished, play-by-play announcers may be the most-trusted and recognizable faces on network TV.
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 2:41AM EST
If NFL players kneel at the Super Bowl, they’ll be shown live on NBC
Sunday Night Football executive producer Fred Gaudelli doesn’t, however, expect there to be any kneeling because “since Thanksgiving much of that has dissipated.”
Posted Friday 1/05/18 at 11:08PM EST
Will NBC show Snoop Dogg’s halftime show during Saturday’s NFL playoff game?
The rapper is scheduled to perform during halftime of the Atlanta Falcons vs. Los Angeles Rams game airing on NBC on Saturday night.
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 9:05PM EST
Al Michaels has been calling primetime NFL games for 32 years, but Saturday will mark the first time he’ll call an NFL game from his hometown Los Angeles
Michaels won’t have to travel far for Saturday’s NFC wildcard playoff game between the Atlanta Falcons and the L.A. Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The stadium is 11 miles from his high school and a short drive from his home in Brentwood. In Michaels's 32 years of calling NFL games on ABC's Monday Night Football and NBC's Sunday Night Football, he never worked a Raiders game when they were in Los Angeles and called six Rams games when they were in Anaheim. ALSO: Michaels will become only the second person to call a 10th Super Bowl.
Posted Wednesday 12/20/17 at 2:14PM EST
NFL will allow ESPN to stream Monday Night Football games on mobile phones
Earlier this week, the NFL announced that NBC would start streaming Sunday Night Football games on mobile phones.
Posted Monday 12/18/17 at 5:56PM EST
NBC’s Sunday Night Football was 2017’s highest-rated program, despite a decline in viewership
Sunday Night Football edged out The Big Bang Theory for the top spot, averaging 18,578,000 million viewers to Big Bang’s 18,523,000 viewers. Last year, Sunday Night Football averaged 19.3 million. ALSO: NBC to begin streaming Sunday Night Football to mobile phones starting next season.
Posted Monday 11/20/17 at 1:56PM EST
Why did NBC air a promo last night featuring Lawrence Taylor, a registered sex offender?
NBC's Sunday Night Football used Taylor and the QB whose career he ended, Joe Theismann, to promote NBC’s Thanksgiving Thursday Night Football game. But with sexual misconduct all over the news, Chris Thompson found it a poor choice, noting that Taylor was once “charged with third-degree rape, patronizing a prostitute, sexual abuse, and endangering a child, after he had sex with a 16-year-old who’d been delivered to him against her will by a pimp, who’d punched her in the face in order to secure her compliance.”
Posted Thursday 11/16/17 at 7:29PM EST
Thursday Night Football tonight will look like a video game
NBC will experiment with the exclusive use of a dual-Skycam system that will give tonight’s Steelers-Titans game a Madden-style look. “It’s a look that has become so popular in a replay scenario probably because it's the look that gets on the air more than any other,” says Drew Esocoff, the director of NBC’s Sunday Night Football and Thursday Night Football broadcasts. “I think there’s an intimacy to it, there is a dynamic component to it and as long as we’re smart about showing people what they’re used to seeing prior to the snap of the ball, formations and so forth, I think it’s going to be a really fun change up.” ALSO: Will Skycam change the way we watch football?
Posted Tuesday 11/07/17 at 10:17AM EST
NFL broadcasters' ad prices decline 6.7%
Of all the networks that carry NFL games, only NBC has seen its prices for commercials rise this season.