AARON RODGERS AND PACKERS TRAVEL TO MINNESOTA TO TAKE ON ADRIAN PETERSON AND VIKINGS ON SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Coverage Begins with Football Night In America at 7 p.m. ET on NBC
NBC Sports Live Extra to Live Stream Packers-Vikings
FNIA Coach's Clicker Tonight at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN
NFL Turning Point Tonight at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Pro Football Talk Weeknights at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Stamford, Conn. - October 23, 2013 - Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers (4-2) travel to Minneapolis, Minn., to take on Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings (1-5) on NBC's Sunday Night Football. Coverage begins with Football Night In America at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.
The game marks the marks the 106th meeting between the two teams in their series history, and will be the final border battle between the Packers and Vikings played at Mall of America Field. The Packers enter the matchup coming off a home win over the Cleveland Browns last week, which moved Green Bay into first place in the NFC North. The Vikings return home and try to turn their season around.
NBC's Sunday Night Football - primetime television's #1 show - is averaging 22.7 million viewers, marking the best seven-week start for an NFL primetime package in 17 years (24.8 million in 1996 for Monday Night Football) and up 5% from last year (21.6 million average). In addition, Football Night In America is averaging 8.4 million viewers, up 7% from last year (7.8 million average).
Calling Packers-Vikings is seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his 28th season as the voice of the NFL's premier primetime package; 14-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth, who has won the Emmy for Outstanding Event Analyst in each of his four seasons in the Sunday Night Football booth; and Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.
NBC's coverage of Sunday Night Football is led by Emmy Award-winning coordinating producer Fred Gaudelli and Emmy Award-winning director Drew Esocoff. Sunday Night Football has won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Sports Series for five consecutive years.
Football Night In America, the most-watched pre-game show in sports, is hosted by 25-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Costas, who will report from Mall of America Field in Minneapolis, Minn. Costas will be joined on-site by Michaels, Collinsworth and two-time Super Bowl winner Hines Ward.
Dan Patrick co-hosts Football Night from NBC's famed Studio 8H at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Patrick will be joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, Peter King of Sports Illustrated, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN and NBCSports.com, and longtime NFL front office veteran and former NFL Executive of the Year Scott Pioli. Alex Flanagan will report from Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colo., on the Redskins-Broncos game.
Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth preview Packers-Vikings here:
Dan Patrick, Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison preview Packers-Vikings here:
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
For the sixth consecutive season, the entire Sunday Night Football schedule will be streamed live online. NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops and tablets, will stream all SNF games televised on NBC. The video stream will come directly from NBC's broadcast of SNF, and will include additional camera angles and interactive features.
NBC Sports Live 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.
In addition, online coverage features in-game analysis from the Sunday Night Football and Football Night In America teams as well as fantasy tips from Rotoworld fantasy experts.
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for tablets is available at the App Store for iPad and iPod touch, and on select tablet devices within Google Play.
In addition to Sunday Night Football and Football Night In America, NBC Sports Group's NFL coverage also includes digital content and social media extensions that are available online, as well as NFL-related shoulder programming on NBCSN.
NEW EPISODES OF FNIA COACH'S CLICKER AND NFL TURNING POINT AIR TONIGHT ON NBCSN
NBCSN's in-depth coverage of the 2013 NFL season continues tonight with new episodes of FNIA Coach's Clicker at 5 p.m. ET and NFL Turning Point at 11 p.m. ET.
FNIA Coach's Clicker, NBCSN's weekly half-hour NFL studio show that dovetails off of Football Night in America, will provide an in-depth Xs-and-Os preview of the biggest games coming up in Week 8 of the season. FNIA Coach's Clicker host Liam McHugh will be joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy and two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, who will preview this week's Sunday Night Football matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings. In addition, Dungy and Harrison will look ahead to Dolphins-Patriots, Cowboys-Lions, and Redskins-Broncos.
NFL Turning Point, hosted by Football Night In America's Dan Patrick, will take a look back at Week 7 in the NFL and focus on the crucial "turning point" moments that ultimately defined the outcome of some of the week's most watched contests.
This week's episode of NFL Turning Point breaks down the Broncos-Colts game and Peyton Manning's return to Indianapolis. The episode reviews the play of Manning and Colts QB Andrew Luck, and analyzes Colts LB Pat Angerer's key interception in the fourth quarter with the Broncos trailing by six points.
NFL Turning Point also reviews Sunday's matchup between the Bengals and Lions, and the back-and-forth battle between two of the NFL's top wide receivers, Cincinnati's AJ Green and Detroit's Calvin Johnson. In addition, the segment takes an in-depth look at the final two minutes of the game, and how Lions P Sam Martin's shanked punt set up the game-winning field goal for the Bengals.
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL DIGITAL AND SOCIAL COVERAGE
This season, NBC Sports Group is utilizing its wide array of digital and social assets to provide fans with more behind-the-scenes content of Sunday Night Football than ever before. New additions to NBC Sports Group's SNF coverage include Sunday Night Football-All Access and The Sunday Night Football, as well as continued comprehensive coverage via NBC Sports Group's social media channels. Click here for full details of NBC Sports Group's SNF digital and social coverage.
SNF ON TWITTER
Each week @SNFonNBC will promote a guest player who will live tweet during the Sunday Night Football broadcast on NBC. On Sunday, October 27, Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson @EricDickerson will be the guest player.
NBC SPORTS GROUP NFL PROGRAMMING
In addition to NFL Turning Point and FNIA Coach's Clicker, NBC Sports Group boasts a wide array of NFL programming each week that will highlight topical NFL news, provide in-depth coverage of each week's biggest games, and deliver expert analysis of the fantasy football world.
PRO FOOTBALL TALK - WEEKNIGHTS AT 5:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Pro Football Talk, NBCSN's daily NFL studio show co-hosted by Mike Florio and Erik Kuselias, provides all-encompassing coverage of the NFL, including the most current news and analysis, engaging features, thought-provoking debates, and interviews with a wide array of NFL newsmakers. The show regularly features a roster of NBC Sports football commentators, including Rodney Harrison, Hines Ward, Doug Flutie, Ross Tucker, Peter King, and Scott Pioli.
FANTASY FOOTBALL LIVE - TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS AT 6:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Building off of Yahoo! Sports' popular Sunday live streaming show, Fantasy Football Live on NBCSN combines the best fantasy football expertise from Yahoo! Sports and NBC Sports. Hosted by NBC Sports' Erik Kuselias, Fantasy Football Live features a mix of Yahoo! Sports, NBC Sports, and Rotoworld fantasy experts, including NBC Sports' Shaun King, and Yahoo! Sports' Brad Evans and Brandon Funston. Yahoo! Sports' Melanie Collins will host the digital show. Rotoworld's Kay Adams will be a regular contributor for the show across both platforms. A subsequent, digital-only version of Fantasy Football Live is available from 7-7:30 p.m. ET through video-on-demand across web and mobile devices on both Yahoo! Sports and NBCSports.com. Click here for more information on Fantasy Football Live.
NBC SPORTS RADIO
NBC Sports Radio will surround the 2013 NFL season with daily coverage on 339 radio affiliates, highlighted by McNabb and Malone; an all-sports show that leverages the unique perspective of two former NFL quarterbacks, and Safety Blitz with Rodney Harrison; featuring three-time All Pro and two-time Super Bowl-winner Rodney Harrison.
NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS
NBC Sports Regional Networks, which serve top NFL markets such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Atlanta, Chicago, Houston and San Francisco, will surround the 2013 NFL season with in-depth news, analysis and original programming on the teams that matter most in more than 50 million U.S. households.
NBC's Sunday Night Football - primetime television's #1 show - is averaging 22.7 million viewers, marking the best seven-week start for an NFL primetime package in 17 years (24.8 million in 1996 for Monday Night Football) and up 5% from last year (21.6 million average).
In addition, SNF tops primetime TV in season-to-date live plus same day household rating (13.4 - best in 15 years for NFL primetime package after seven weeks) and Adults 18-49 rating (8.8 - best in 16 years).
Sunday's Colts-Broncos game featuring Peyton Manning's return to Indianapolis averaged 26.9 million viewers (15.9 HH rating), ranking as the most-watched October NFL primetime telecast in 21 years (33.0 million viewers for Cowboys-Eagles on ABC, 10/5/92) and the most-watched October primetime telecast of any kind since 2005.
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Digitally, Broncos-Colts delivered NBC Sports Live Extra's best stream ever in total uniques (356,403), total visits (382,548) and total minutes (19,588,823) for a non-Super Bowl NFL game. For the year, the 2013 NFL season's streaming traffic on NBC Sports Live Extra is up in all three categories: total uniques (36%), total visits (35%) and total minutes (42%).
2013 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
NBC will broadcast 19 primetime NFL games during the 2013 season, including NBC's annual Thanksgiving night game, featuring the heated AFC North rivalry Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens.
2013 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Sun. Oct. 27 Week 8 Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings
Sun. Nov. 3 Week 9 Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans
Sun. Nov. 10 Week 10 Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints
*Sun. Nov. 17 Week 11 Green Bay Packers at New York Giants
*Sun. Nov. 24 Week 12 Denver Broncos at New England Patriots
**Thurs. Nov. 28 Week 13 Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens
*Sun. Dec. 1 Week 13 New York Giants at Washington Redskins
*Sun. Dec. 8 Week 14 Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers
*Sun. Dec. 15 Week 15 Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers
*Sun. Dec. 22 Week 16 New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens
*Sun. Dec. 29 Week 17 TBA
**Thanksgiving Night Game
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