TV Schedule

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

NFL 2015 TV Primer

  • CBS will be the broadcast home of Super Bowl 50 from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Sunday, February 7th.  CBS will also broadcast four additional AFC postseason games including a Wild Card game, two Divisional games and the AFC Championship.
  • Thursday Night Football will return to CBS with eight simulcasted games with NFL Network, from Weeks 2 to 8, and week 13. CBS will air the majority of the AFC games on Sundays, with select NFC contests.
  • Announcers: Jim Nantz and Phil Simms return as the primary announcers and will be joined by lead sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson. They will be the main broadcast team for Thursday nights, select National Sunday games and the Super Bowl. Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts return as the B team and will be assigned select national games.
  • Pregame: The NFL Today returns with the cast will work on a new studio set for the coming season.  Host James Brown returns, along with Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher, Tony Gonzalez and Bart Scott.    Mike Carey is the show’s rules expert and Jason La Canfora as the broadcast’s NFL Insider.  Deion Sanders will join Brown and Cowher for the NFL Thursday Night Kickoff pregame show before TNF, with Rich Eisen anchoring the second set.

NFL on CBS Game Announcers
Lead Sunday|TNF- Jim Nantz, Phil Simms; Reporter: Tracy Wolfson
Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts; Reporter: Evan Washburn
Greg Gumbel, Trent Green; Reporter: Jamie Erdahl
Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon
Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots
Andrew Catalon, Steve Beuerlein, Steve Tasker
Select: Tom McCarthy, Brian Anderson, Carter Blackburn, Chris Simms, Adam Archuleta; Local CBS Affiliate Reporters

The NFL Today: Sunday, CBS Noon
  • Talent- James Brown; Bill Cowher, Boomer Esiason, Tony Gonzalez, Bart Scott; Insider: Jason La Canfora; Rules Analyst: Mike Carey

NFL Thursday Night Kickoff: CBS|NFLN 7:30 pm
  • Talent - James Brown, Bill Cowher, Deion Sanders
Thursday Night Football; CBS|NFLN 8:25 pm
  • Announcers- Nantz, Simms & Wolfson

Thursday Night Schedule, CBS|NFLN 8:25 pm
Week 2: Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs
Week 3: Washington Redskins at New York Giants
Week 4: Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers
Week 5: Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans
Week 6: Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints
Week 7: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco Giants
Week 8: Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots
Week 13: Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions

CBS National Games, 4:25 p.m. ET
Week 1: Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos
Week 3: Chicago Bears at Seattle Seahawks
Week 5: New England Patriots at Dallas Cowboys
Week 6: Baltimore Ravens at San Francisco 49ers
Week 9: Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts
Week 10: New England Patriots at New York Giants
Week 12: Thu: Carolina at Dallas 4:30 p.m. | Sun: Pittsburgh at Seattle
Week 15: Denver Broncos at Pittsburgh Steelers
AFC Wild Card & (2) Divisional Playoff: January 2016 TBA
AFC Championship Game: Sunday, January 24, 2016
Super Bowl 50, Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA: Sunday, February 7th, 2016

Other Programming
  • TOPS; Sunday, CBSSN 9 am  Adam Schein, Amy Trask, Brandon Tierney, London Fletcher, Fred Smoot, Anita Marks
  • NFL Monday QB, Monday, CBSSN 6 pm Schein, Phil Simms, Steve Beuerlein, Rich Gannon, Trent Green
  • Inside the NFL, Tuesday, Showtime 10 pm Schein, Boomer Esiason, Phil Simms, Brandon Marshall

  • NBC will air 19 primetime games, including a full season of Sunday Night Football. It will also air two prime time Thursday games (Kickoff game and Thanksgiving night).  
  • Flex Scheduling:  At least two games may be flexed to SNF from Weeks 5-10, with the traditional flex scheduling beginning Week 11. The final game which will have the most direct impact to the playoffs will be announced six days before the end of the season.
  • Postseason: NBC will air two playoff games, including a Wild Card Game and a Divisional game
  • Announcers: Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth return to the booth for their seventh season, with sideline reporter Michele Tafoya in her fifth.
  • Pregame: NBC’s Football Night in America pregame show airs at 7 pm ET with Bob Costas hosting from the game site and Dan Patrick anchoring the studio show from New York, along with Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison, previewing the SNF game and recapping the earlier games.

Football Night in America Sunday 7 pm
  • On Site Host - Bob Costas, Hines Ward; Studio: Dan Patrick; Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison; Insiders: Mike Florio, Peter King; Contributors: Paul Burmeister, Carolyn Manno, Kathryn Tappen
Sunday Night Football Sunday 8:30 pm
  • Announcers- Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth; Reporter: Michele Tafoya

Sunday Night Football Schedule, NBC 8:30 pm
Week 1:  Kickoff: Pittsburgh at New England | Sun: NY Giants at Dallas
Week 2:  Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers
Week 3: Denver Broncos at Detroit Lions
Week 4: Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints
Week 5: San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants
Week 6: New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts
Week 7: Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers
Week 8: Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos
Week 9: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
Week 10: Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks
Week 11: Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers
Week 12: Thu: Chicago at Green Bay | Sun: New England at Denver
Week 13: Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers
Week 14: Seattle Seahawks at Baltimore Ravens
Week 15: Cincinnati Bengals at San Francisco 49ers
Week 16: Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens
Week 17: TBA
NFL Wild Card Playoff: January 2016 TBA
NFL Divisional Playoff: January 2016 TBA

NBCSN NFL Programming
Pro Football Talk Weekdays NBCSN 6 pm; Mike Florio, Paul Burmeister, Rodney Harrison
Fantasy Football Live Tuesday-Thursday, NBCSN 6:30 pm
NFL Turning Point Wednesday, NBCSN 11 pm Talent - Dan Patrick

  • FOX Sports will have regular season coverage of NFC games with the league option to flex games with CBS to enhance national doubleheader coverage.  FOX will broadcast three NFC playoff games, including a Wild Card game, a Divisional games and the NFC Championship.
  • Announcers: FOX’s NFL broadcast will return Joe Buck and Troy Aikman and sideline reporter Erin Andrews as the lead broadcast team.  Kevin Burkhardt and John Lynch will be the B team, along with reporter Pam Oliver.  Other assignments of note: Kenny Albert and Daryl Johnston will re-team, but with a new reporter Laura Okmin.  Tony Siragusa will work with newly formed team of Thom Brennaman and Charles Davis.  
  • Pregame: FOX NFL pregame show will expand to two hours, with FOX NFL Kickoff moving from cable to broadcast TV, one hour before FOX NFL Sunday.  The main show will return hosts Terry Bradshaw and Curt Menefee, with analysts Howie Long, Michael Strahan and Jimmy Johnson. NFL insider Jay Glazer and rules expert Mike Pereira contribute to the broadcast, with Rob Riggle providing comedy and predictions.  

NFL on FOX Game Announcers
Lead - Joe Buck, Troy Aikman; Reporter: Erin Andrews
Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch; Reporter: Pam Oliver
Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston; Reporter: Laura Okmin
Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis, Tony Siragusa
Chris Myers, Ronde Barber; Reporter: Jennifer Hale
Dick Stockton, David Diehl; Reporter: Kristina Pink
Sam Rosen, Select Analysts and Reporters
Rotating Analysts: Chris Cooley, Matt Millen, Kirk Morrison, Brady Quinn
Rotating Reporters: Peter Schrager, Holly Sonders, Danielle Trotta

FOX NFL Kickoff : Sunday, Fox 11 am
  • Talent: Charissa Thompson, Colin Cowherd, Champ Bailey, Dave Wannstedt, Randy Moss, Connor Manning
FOX NFL Sunday: Sunday, FOX Noon
  • Talent: Curt Menefee, Terry Bradshaw; Howie Long, Michael Strahan, Jimmy Johnson; Insider: Jay Glazer; Rules Analyst: Mike Pereira; Predictions: Rob Riggle

FOX National Games, 4:25 p.m. ET
Week 2: Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles
Week 4: Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers
Week 7: Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants
Week 8: Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys
Week 11: San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks
Week 12: (Thanksgiving) Philadelphia Eagles at Detroit Lions 12:30 p.m.
Week 13: Philadelphia Eagles at New England Patriots
Week 14: Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers
Week 16: Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals
NFC Wild Card & Divisional Playoff: January 2016 TBA
NFC Championship Game: Sunday, January 24, 2016

  • Monday Night Football will air 17 games through Week 16, including an opening week doubleheader 
  • MNF will introduce a new open, new graphics, animations, and a new shield logo (seen above)
  • Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden will return to the booth, with field reporter Lisa Salters.
  • ESPN will air its second ever NFL Wild Card playoff game in January, simulcasted on ABC, as well as the Pro Bowl, returning to Hawaii.
  • Sunday NFL Countdown returns with Chris Berman hosting and Monday Night Countdown opens the MNF broadcast with Berman in Bristol and Suzy Kolber from the game site.

Sunday NFL Insiders, ESPN 10 am Trey Wingo, Chris Mortensen, Louis Reddick, Adam Schefter
Sunday NFL Countdown, ESPN Sunday, 11 am
Fantasy Football Now, ESPN2 11 am
NFL Insiders, ESPN 3 pm
NFL Live, ESPN 4 pm
Monday Night Countdown, Monday, ESPN 7 pm
Monday Night Football, Monday, ESPN 8:30 pm
Game Announcers- Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden; Reporter: Lisa Salters
Sunday Countdown- Chris Berman, Cris Carter, Mike Ditka, Keyshawn Johnson, Tom Jackson
Monday Countdown- Suzy Kolber, Trent Dilfer, Ray Lewis, Steve Young
Contributor- Wendy Nix, Gerry Austin (rules expert)
Insiders/Reporters- Mortensen, Schefter, Josina Anderson, Adam Caplan, John Clayton, Bob Holtzman, Britt McHenry, Sal Paolantonio, Ed Werder, Field Yates
Fantasy Football- Matthew Berry (Countdown), Robert Flores, Sarah Walsh, Tim Hasselbeck, Yates, Stephania Bell
Predictions- Frank Caliendo

Monday Night Schedule; ESPN 8:30 pm
Week 1: Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. | Minnesota at San Francisco, 10:20 p.m.
Week 2: New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts
Week 3: Kansas City Chiefs at Green Bay Packers
Week 4: Detroit Lions at Seattle Seahawks
Week 5: Pittsburgh Steelers at San Diego Chargers
Week 6: New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles
Week 7: Baltimore Ravens at Arizona Cardinals
Week 8: Indianapolis Colts at Carolina Panthers
Week 9: Chicago Bears at San Diego Chargers
Week 10: Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals
Week 11: Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots
Week 12: Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns
Week 13: Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins
Week 14: New York Giants at Miami Dolphins
Week 15: Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints
Week 16: Cincinnati Bengals at Denver Broncos
NFL Wild Card Playoff (ESPN/ABC) January 2016 TBA
NFL Pro Bowl: January 2016 TBA

NFL Network GameDay Sunday
NFL GameDay First; 7 am; Talent- Melissa Stark, Brian Billick, Sean O’Hare, Michael Robinson

NFL GameDay Morning: 9 am;
Talent: Rich Eisen, Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner, Michael Irvin
Insider: Ian Rapoport; NFL Media reporters Michael Silver, Judy Battista
Reporters: Tiffany Blackmon, Albert Breer, Stacey Dales, Jeff Darlington, Alex Flanagan, Kim Jones, Randy Moss, James Palmer, Desmond Purnell, Omar Ruiz, Steve Wyche 

NFL GameDay Live: 1 pm: Talent - Kevin Frazier, Rhett Lewis, Heath Evans, Eric Davis, Daniel Jeremiah, LaVar Arrington
NFL RedZone: Cable/Satellite 1 pm: Talent- Scott Hansen; DirectTV host: Andrew Siciliano

NFL GameDay Highlights: 7:30 pm; Talent- Chris Rose, Deion Sanders, LaDainian Tomlinson, Mariucci
NFL GameDay Final: 11:30 pm, Talent - Rose, Sanders, Faulk, Irvin

Thursday Night Football
Total Access Kickoff; NFL Network 6 pm
  • Rich Eisen, Marshall Faulk, Michael Irvin, Steve Mariucci
Thursday Night Kickoff; NFL Network 7:30 pm
  • Lead: James Brown, Bill Cowher, Deion Sanders; Second Set: Total Access Talent
Thursday Night Football; NFL Network 8:25 pm
  • Announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms; Reporter: Tracy Wolfson

Thursday/Saturday Schedule, NFLN 8:25 pm (*- CBS simulcast)
Week 2*: Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs
Week 3*: Washington Redskins at New York Giants
Week 4*: Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers
Week 5*: Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans
Week 6*: Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints
Week 7*: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers
Week 8*: Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots
Week 9: Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals
Week 10: Buffalo Bills at New York Jets
Week 11: Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars
Week 13*: Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions
Week 14: Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals
Week 15: Tampa Bay at St. Louis | Sat: NY Jets at Dallas
Week 16: San Diego at Oakland | Sat: Washington at Philadelphia

Daily Programming
NFL HQ, Weekdays 8 am
Aftermath, Mondays 2 pm
NFL Total Access, Mon-Sat (except Thu) 7 pm
NFL Fantasy Live, Weekdays 5 pm; Sun 11:30 AM NFL RedZone
Around the NFL, Weekdays 6 pm; Thu 2 pm
Monday Night Replay Noon

NFL Replay, Tue 2 pm & 3;
Inside the NFL,  Wed 9pm

Sound FX, Wed 10:30 pm
A Football Life, Fri 9 pm

National Radio
Westwood One Radio
  • Westwood One Radio Broadcasts all National prime time games on Thursday, Sunday and Monday nights.  Broadcasts weekly Sunday afternoon doubleheaders.
  • Broadcast home of the entire NFL Playoffs including Super Bowl 50.
  • Kevin Harlan and Boomer Esiason are the lead broadcast team for MNF and the NFL Playoffs, including Super Bowl 50

Monday Night: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason or Kurt Warner
Sunday Night: Kevin Kugler, James Lofton
Thursday Night: Ian Eagle, Tony Boselli or Tim Ryan
Sunday Afternoon: Kevin Lee or Tom McCarthy, Ross Tucker; John Sadak, Mark Malone
Reporters: Hub Arkush, Jim Miller, Laura Okmin, Mark Malone, Ross Tucker, Scott Kaplan, Steve Tasker
Studio Host: Jim Gray (Monday); Scott Graham (Sunday)

Westwood One Sunday Afternoon Schedule
Week 1: Seattle at St. Louis | Detroit at San Diego
Week 2: Houston at Carolina | Miami at Jacksonville
Week 3: Indianapolis at Tennessee | San Francisco at Arizona
Week 4: NY Giants at Buffalo | Minnesota Denver
Week 5: Cleveland at Baltimore | New England at Dallas

NFL on ESPN Radio
Play by Play: Marc Kestecher, Bill Rosinski, Ryan Ruocco
Analysts: Herm Edwards, Shaun O’Hara, Bill Polian
Reporter: Ian Fitzsimmons

NFL on ESPN Radio Schedule
Week 1: Indianapolis at Buffalo | Baltimore at Denver
Week 2: Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants
Week 3: Philadelphia Eagles at New York Jets
Week 4: Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts
Week 5: Seattle Seahawks at Cincinnati Bengals

Sports Radio USA
Play by Play: Larry Kahn, Adam Amin, Bob Fitzgerald
Analysts: Doug Plank, John Robinson, Hank Bauer
Reporter: Troy West
Sports Radio USA Sunday Afternoon Schedule
Week 1: Green Bay at Chicago | Tennessee at Tampa Bay
Week 2: San Diego at Cincinnati | Dallas at Philadelphia
Week 3: Jacksonville at New England | Chicago at Seattle
Week 4: Houston at Atlanta | St. Louis at Arizona

Compass Media Sunday
Play by Play: Chris Carino, Greg Daniels, Matt Smith,
Analysts: Brian Baldinger, Curtis Conway
Compass Media Sunday Afternoon Schedule*
Week 1 : Miami Dolphins at Washington Redskins
Week 2: New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills
Week 3: Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins
Week 4: Green Bay at San Francisco
Week 5: New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles
* - Compass Media airs National Broadcasts of all Dallas and Oakland games in select markets

- Information is subject to change

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