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NFL Week #11: NBC takes spotlight carrying Chiefs-Raiders from Las Vegas Sunday night

NFL # Week 11

Byes: Buffalo, Chicago, New York Giants, San Francisco, 14 games are scheduled, 12 on Sunday

Break down: CBS: 6; Fox: 5; NFLN/Fox: 1; NBC: 1; ESPN: 1

CBS has a single game and Fox the doubleheader on Sunday afternoon

Joe Buck and Troy Aikman work a couple games, Thursday and Sunday

Chris Myers and Dick Stockton are off this weekend. This Sunday, Stockton celebrates his 78th birthday.

Jim Nantz rejoins Tony Romo in Baltimore for opponent Tennessee. Nantz had the Masters last weekend and Romo was off. Andrew Catalon didn’t work the NFL last week but had on-air duties at the Masters. He’s back this weekend. The Masters which was pulled off beautifully by both the lords of Augusta and CBS took a major hit with its ratings. Sports Media Watch says that ratings for the final round were down 51%, its worst performance since 1957! The golf went up against the NFL. The final round did only a 3.4 rating. The Tiger win a year ago did a 6.9.

NBC gets a chance to up its Sunday night NFL ratings this weekend when it airs Kansas City (8-1) at Las Vegas (6-3), the two top teams in the AFC West. The Raiders beat the Chiefs 40-32 back in October in Kansas City.

Thursday, Nov. 19

Arizona at Seattle, 8:20 p.m. NFL Network/Fox, Joe Buck, Troy Aikman

99% of country on Fox; 60 million + homes for NFL Network

Sunday, Nov. 22

Tennessee at Baltimore, 1 p.m. CBS, Jim Nantz, Tony Romo

38% of country, 112 markets

Alexandria-Alpena-Amarillo-Anchorage-Baltimore-Biloxi-Birmingham-Bismarck-Boise-Bowling Green-Bozeman-Buffalo-Butte-Cadillac-Cape Girardeau-Cedar Rapids-Champaign-Chattanooga-Chicago-Chico-Columbus, Ms.-Dallas-Des Moines-Dickinson-Duluth – Chisholm-El Paso-Escanaba-Evansville-Fairbanks-Fargo-Flint-Florence-Fort Wayne-Ft Smith-Glendive-Grand Island-Greenbay-Greenville_Ms-Hattiesburg-Huntsville-Indianapolis-Jackson-Jackson-Jefferson City-Johnson City-Jonesboro-Juneau-Kansas City-Ketchikan-Kirksville-Knoxville-La Crosse -Lafayette, In.-Lafayette, La.-Lake Charles-Las Vegas-Lewiston-Lincoln-Little Rock-Louisville-Madison-Mankato-Mason City- Memphis Meridian Milwaukee Minneapolis Minot Monroe Montgomery Nashville North Platte Odessa Oklahoma City Omaha Pasco Peoria Phoenix Pittsburg Quincy Reliance Reno Rochester Rock Island Rockford Sacramento Salisbury San Francisco Santa Maria Sault Saint Marie Seattle Sherman Shreveport Sioux City Sioux Falls Sitka South Bend Spokane Springfield St Joseph St. Louis Syracuse Terre Haute Topeka Tucson Tulsa Twin Falls Walker Wausau Wichita Falls Williston Yakima

Detroit at Carolina, 1 p.m. Fox, Kevin Kugler, Chris Spielman

8% of country, 19 markets

Alpena-Charleston-Charlotte-Columbia-Detroit-Flint-Grand Rapids-Greensboro-Greenville, NC-Greenville, SC-Lansing-Marquette-Myrtle Beach-Raleigh-Roanoke-South Bend-Toledo-Traverse City-Wilmington

Philadelphia at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Fox, Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth 

43% of country, 79 markets

Abilene-Albany, NY-Albuquerque-Amarillo-Austin-Baltimore-Bangor-Binghamton-Bluefield-Boston-Bowling Green-Buffalo-Burlington-Charleston-Charlottesville-Cincinnati-Clarksburg-Cleveland-Columbus-Dallas-Dayton-Duluth-El Paso-Elmira-Erie-Evansville-Fargo-Fort Wayne-Harrisburg-Harrisonburg-Hartford-Indianapolis-Johnstown-Joplin-Kansas City-Las Vegas-Lexington-Lima-Louisville-Lubbock-Miami-Minot-Nashville-New York-Norfolk-Odessa-Oklahoma City-Parkersburg-Philadelphia-Pittsburgh-Portland-Presque Isle-Providence-Puerto Rico-Richmond-Rochester-Salisbury-San Angelo-San Antonio-Sherman-Springfield, Ma-Springfield, Mo-St. Joseph- Syracuse Terre Haute Topeka Tulsa Tyler US Virgin Islands Utica Waco Washington Watertown West Palm Beach Wheeling Wichita Wichita Falls Wilkes-Barre Youngstown

New England at Houston, 1 p.m. CBS, Andrew Catalon, James Lofton

10% of country, 21 markets

Abilene-Austin-Bangor-Beaumont-Boston-Bryan -Burlington-Corpus Christi-Harlingen -Hartford-Houston-Laredo-Lubbock -Portland-Presque Isle-Providence -San Angelo-San Antonio-Springfield-Tyler-Victoria

Pittsburgh at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. CBS, Ian Eagle, Charles Davis

12% of country, 37 markets

Elmira-corning-Erie-Florence-Gainesville-Greensboro-Greenville, NC-Harrisburg-Huntington-Jacksonville-Lewisburg-Macon-Panama City Beach-Parkersburg-Pittsburgh-Raleigh-Roanoke-Savannah-Scranton-Spartanburg-Tallahassee-Tampa-Toledo-Utica-Watertown-Weston-Wheeling-Wilmington-Youngstown

Atlanta at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Fox, Kevin Burkhardt, Daryl Johnston

48% of country, 114 markets

Albany, Ga-Alexandria-Anchorage-Atlanta-Augusta-Bakersfield-Baton Rouge-Beaumont-Bend-Billings-Biloxi-Birmingham-Boise-Butte-Casper-Cedar Rapids-Champaign-Chattanooga-Cheyenne-Chicago-Chico-Colorado Springs-Columbia-Columbus-Columbus-Corpus Christi-Davenport-Denver-Des Moines-Dothan-Eugene-Eureka-Fairbanks-Fort Myers-Fort Smith-Fresno-Gainesville-Grand Junction-Great Falls-Green Bay-Greenwood-Guam-Harlingen-Hattiesburg-Helena-Honolulu-Houston-Huntsville-Idaho Falls-Jackson-Jackson-Jacksonville-Jonesboro-Juneau-Knoxville-La Crosse-Lafayette, In-Lafayette, La-Lake Charles-Laredo-Lincoln-Little Rock-Los AngelesMacon Madison Mankato Medford Memphis Meridian Milwaukee Minneapolis Missoula Mobile Monroe Monterey Montgomery New Orleans North Platte Omaha Orlando Ottumwa Paducah Palm Springs Panama City Peoria Phoenix Portland Quincy Rapid City Reno Rochester Rockford Sacramento Salt Lake City San Diego San Francisco Santa Barbara Savannah Seattle Shreveport Sioux City Sioux Falls Spokane Springfield, Il- St. Louis Tallahassee Tampa Tri-Cities Tucson Twin Falls Victoria Wausau Yakima Yuma

Cincinnati at Washington, 1 p.m. CBS, Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta

6% of country, 11 markets

Charlottesville-Cincinnati-Columbus, Oh.-Dayton-Harrisonburg-Hazard-Lexington-Lima-Norfolk-Richmond-Washington

Green Bay at Indianapolis, 4:25 p.m. Fox, Joe Buck, Troy Aikman

83% of country, 162 markets

Albany, Ga-Albany-, NYAlexandria-Alpena-Anchorage-Atlanta-Augusta-Bakersfield-Baltimore-Bangor-Baton Rouge-Bend-Billings-Biloxi-Birmingham-Bluefield-Boise-Boston-Bowling Green-Buffalo-Burlington-Butte-Casper-Cedar Rapids-Champaign-Charleston-Charleston-Charlotte-Charlottesville-Chattanooga-Cheyenne-Chicago-Chico-Cincinnati-Clarksburg-Cleveland-Colorado Springs-Columbia-Columbia-Columbus-Columbus-Columbus-Davenport-Dayton-Denver-Des Moines-Detroit-Dothan-Elmira-Erie-Eugene-Eureka-Evansville-Fairbanks-Flint-Fort Myers-Fort Wayne-Fresno-Gainesville-Grand Junction-Grand Rapids-Great Falls-Green Bay-Greensboro Greenville, NC Greenville, SC- Greenwood Guam Harrisburg Harrisonburg Hartford Hattiesburg Helena Honolulu Huntsville Idaho Falls Indianapolis Jackson Jacksonville Johnstown Juneau Kansas City Knoxville La Crosse Lafayette, IN- Lafayette, La,- Lake Charles Lansing Las Vegas Lexington Lima Lincoln Los Angeles Louisville Macon Madison Marquette Medford Meridian Miami Milwaukee Missoula Mobile Monterey Montgomery Myrtle Beach Nashville New Orleans New York North Platte Omaha Orlando Ottumwa Paducah Palm Springs Panama City Parkersburg Peoria Philadelphia Phoenix Pittsburgh Portland, Me, Portland, Or,- Presque Isle Providence Puerto Rico Quincy Raleigh Reno Roanoke Rochester Rockford Sacramento Salisbury Salt Lake City San Diego San Francisco Santa Barbara Savannah Seattle South Bend Spokane Springfield, Il,- Springfield, Ma-St. Joseph St. Louis Syracuse Tallahassee Tampa Terre Haute Toledo Topeka Traverse City Tri-Cities Tucson Twin Falls US Virgin Islands Utica Washington Watertown Wausau West Palm Beach

Miami at Denver, 4:05 p.m. CBS Kevin Harlan, Trent Green

19% of country, 39 markets

Albuquerque-Atlanta-Baton Rouge-Billings-Casper-Charlotte-Cheyenne-Cleveland-Colorado Springs-Denver-Detroit-Dodge City/Ensign-Durango-Ft Myers -Goodland-Grand Junction-Great Falls-Hays-Helena-Honolulu-Idaho Falls-Kalamazoo-Kalispell-Lander-Lansing-Miami -Missoula-Mobile-Montrose-New Orleans-Orlando-Philadelphia -Rapid City-Rock Springs-Roswell-Salt Lake City-Scottsbluff/Gering-W. Palm Beach-Wichita

New York Jets at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. CBS, Greg Gumbel, Rich Gannon

15% of country, 15 markets

Bakersfield-Bend-Coos Bay-Eugene-Eureka-Fresno-Los Angeles-Medford-Monterey-New York-Palm Springs-Portland, Or-Roseburg-San Diego-Yuma

Dallas at Minnesota, 4:25 p.m. Fox, Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma

16% of country, 43 markets

Abilene-Albuquerque-Amarillo-Austin-Beaumont-Binghamton-Corpus Christi-Dallas-Duluth-El Paso-Fargo-Fort Smith-Harlingen-Houston-Jackson-Jonesboro-Joplin-Laredo-Little Rock-Lubbock-Mankato-Memphis-Minneapolis-Minot-Monroe-Norfolk-Odessa-Oklahoma City-Rapid City-Richmond-Rochester-San Angelo-San Antonio-Sherman-Shreveport-Sioux City-Sioux Falls-Springfield-Tulsa-Tyler-Victoria-Waco-Wichita Falls

Kansas City at Las Vegas, 8:20 p.m. NBC, Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth

100% of country

Monday, Nov. 23

Los Angeles Rams at Tampa Bay, 8:15 p.m. ESPN, Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick

80 million + subscribers nationally

(Schedule and clearances are unofficial and subject to change)

For updated markets late in the week, you might want t  o check out: The 506 

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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