Week #6 of Schedule; Two straight morning games from London on NFL Network; 9:30 ET

  • NFL Network runs the second straight game from London with Rich Eisen and company.
  • Andrew Catalon should have been teamed with James Lofton as his analyst. Lofton is entertaining, emotional and educating. He has an edge to his style too. But he won’t be on stage at all this weekend. It’s because he was tagged under five among the analysts. Good for Catalon, now at a higher level. Behind number one Nantz are Eagle, Kevin Harlan and now number four, Catalon. Why was Lofton not promoted at CBS. Lowering him down the ladder is a bit disappointing. This weekend is an example. No work!
  • For CBS, an inexpensive Sunday. Production cost for only five telecasts this weekend, all in the earlier slot. Fox has six games through two slots. From an ad standpoint, that’s double the rating points – at least this week. 
  • Also good to see Spero Dedes gets well deserved recognition from the Tiffany Network. Roots in New Jersey and  at Fordham University where he was taught in part by Marty Glickman.
  • Fellows who are scheduled for both college ball and the NFL are Dave Pasch, Bob Wischusen and Wes Durham.
  • Green Bay and Pittsburgh have byes this weekend.
  • Trent Green needs an extra cup of coffee on game day. No sleeping on the job.
  • Of the NFL’s afternoon telecasts, the deepest coverage is SF-Cleveland – 67% – on Fox
  • CBS’ #1 team Nantz/Romo/Wolfson gets 19% of America, NE-LV. Number two team of CBS’ Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn has 51%. Sometimes the world is inexplicable 
Thursday, October 12
8:15 PM- Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs 100%of Amazon Prime

AMZN: Al Michaels, Kirk Herbstreit, Kaylee Hartung

AMZN (SAP): Miguel Gurwitz, Rolando Cantú
Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Devin McCourty

Sunday, October 15

9:30 AM- Baltimore Ravens at Tennessee Titans NFLN subscribers +local channels
NFL: Rich Eisen, Kurt Warner, Jamie Erdahl
Westwood One: John Sadak, Derek Rackley 
1 PM- Seattle Seahawks at Cincinnati Bengals 51%
CBS: Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn
1 PM- Carolina Panthers at Miami Dolphins 11%
CBS: Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins 
1 PM- Washington Commanders at Atlanta Falcons 12%
CBS: Andrew Catalon, Tiki Barber, Matt Ryan, AJ Ross
Compass Media: Bill Rosinski, Steve Beuerlein 
1 PM- Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars 7%
CBS: Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta, Amanda Renner
Sports USA: Josh Appel, Giovanni Bernard
1 PM- San Francisco 49ers at Cleveland Browns 67% (largest of regional)
FOX: Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Erin Andrews, Tom Rinaldi 
ESPN Radio: Steve Levy, Max Starks 
1 PM- New Orleans Saints at Houston Texans 17%
FOX: Chris Myers, Mark Schlereth, Kristina Pink 
1 PM- Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears 63%c
FOX: Brandon Gaudin, Robert Smith, Jennifer Hale 
4:05 PM- New England Patriots at Las Vegas Raiders 19%
CBS: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson 
Sports USA: Larry Kahn, Doug Plank 
4:25 PM- Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28%
FOX: Adam Amin, Daryl Johnston, Pam Oliver 
4:25 PM- Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams 9%

FOX: Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Shannon Spake 

4:25 PM- Philadelphia Eagles at New York Jets 63%
FOX: Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez, Laura Okmin 

Compass Media: Chris Carrino, Brian Baldinger 

8:20 PM- Buffalo Bills at New York Giants 100%

NBC, Peacock: Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Melissa Stark
UNVSO: Miguel Gurwitz, Rolando Cantú, Ariana Figuera 
Westwood One: Ryan Radtke, Ross Tucker 
Entravision: Ricardo Celis, Tony Nuñez
Monday, October 16
8:15 PM- Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Chargers Between ESPN and ABC 100%
ESPN, ABC: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Lisa Salters
ESPNDEP: Rebeca Landa, Sergio Dipp, Katia Castorena
Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Mike Golic
Compass Media: Kevin Ray, Danny White
Entravision: Ricardo Celis, Tony Nuñez
David J. Halberstam

David is a 40-year + industry veteran who served as play-by-play announcer for St. John's University basketball in New York and as radio play-by-play voice of the Miami Heat in South Florida. He is the author of Sports on New York Radio: A Play-by-Play History and The Fundamentals of Sports Media and Sponsorship Sales: Developing New Accounts.

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