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NFL Week #13, Schedule: No Thursday game: 12 Sunday, 2 Monday, one Tuesday and a bye


Week 13

CBS has the doubleheader. Fox the single game. Fox also has a Monday game at 5 p.m. and a Tuesday game at 8:05 p.m. Kevin Burkhardt/Daryl Johnston and Joe Buck/Troy Aikman teams moved to Monday and Tuesday games respectively.

Al Michaels returns Sunday night after Mike Tirico worked last two NBC games.

Washington at Pittsburgh, 5 p.m. on Tuesday the 7th was originally scheduled for Dec. 6 but was moved due to other schedule changes related to Ravens’ COVID-19 outbreak.

Dallas at Baltimore originally scheduled for Dec. 3 was moved due to Ravens’ COVID-19 outbreak.

Only four Sunday Fox games. 11 Sunday afternoon games in all, 7 on CBS. There are 7 in early window, 4 in the late.

Beth Mowins who’s worked the NFL in the past has been assigned the Jacksonville at Minnesota game on CBS. Her partner is Jay Feely who teamed with Tom McCarthy in an earlier game this season. Feely kept interrupting Tom. It was tough on the ears.

The Byes: Carolina, Tampa Bay

This NFL season has felt like a journey.

The local radio broadcasters are still working road games for the most part remotely. Has to be a sterile feeling.

CBS has the Super Bowl this year and they’re already 80% sold out.

From Sports Media Watch re; Thanksgiving games:

“The Washington-Dallas NFL Thanksgiving Day game averaged a 12.0 rating and 30.33 million viewers on FOX, ranking as television’s most-watched program since the Super Bowl.” Furthermore, “Earlier in the day, Texans-Lions averaged 23.39 million on CBS — the least-watched Thanksgiving afternoon game since 2009.”

Sunday, Dec. 6

New Orleans at Atlanta, 1 p.m. –Fox – Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma

79 markets/32% of U.S.

Albany, Ga-Alexandria-Amarillo-Atlanta-Augusta-Austin-Bangor-Baton Rouge-Beaumont-Biloxi-Birmingham-Boston-Bowling Green-Casper-Charleston-Charleston-Charlotte-Chattanooga-Cheyenne-Clarksburg-Colorado Springs-Columbia-Columbus-Columbus-Corpus Christi-Denver-Dothan-Fort Myers-Fort Smith-Gainesville-Grand Junction-Greensboro-Greenville-Greenville-Greenwood-Harlingen-Hattiesburg-Huntsville-Jackson-Jackson-Jonesboro-Knoxville-Lafayette, La-Lake Charles-Laredo-Lexington-Little Rock-Louisville-Lubbock-Macon-Memphis-Meridian-Mobile-Monroe-Montgomery-Myrtle Beach-New Orleans-Odessa-Orlando-Panama City-Parkersburg-Philadelphia-Portland, Ma-Presque Isle Providence Raleigh Salt Lake City San Angelo San Antonio Savannah Shreveport Springfield Tallahassee Tampa Tri-Cities Victoria West Palm Beach Wheeling Wilmington

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

49 markets/15% of U.S.

Alpena-Cedar Rapids-Champaign-Chicago-Columbia-Davenport-Des Moines-Detroit-Duluth-Evansville-Fargo-Flint-Fort Wayne-Grand Rapids-Green Bay-Joplin-Kansas City-La Crosse-Lafayette-Lansing-Lima-Lincoln-Madison-Mankato-Marquette-Milwaukee-Minot-North Platte-Omaha-Ottumwa-Paducah-Peoria-Quincy-Rapid City-Rochester-Rockford-Sioux City-Sioux Falls-South Bend-Springfield, Il-Springfield, Mo-St. Joseph-St. Louis-Terre Haute-Toledo-Topeka-Traverse City-Wausau-Wichita

Indianapolis at Houston, 1 p.m. – CBS – Greg Gumbel, Rich Gannon

26 markets, 12% of U.S.

Abilene-Amarillo-Austin-Beaumont-Bryan -Champaign-Chicago-Corpus Christi-Evansville-Fort Wayne-Harlingen -Houston-Indianapolis-Lafayette, In.-Laredo-Louisville-Lubbock -Peoria-San Angelo-San Antonio-South Bend-Terre Haute-Tyler-Victoria-Waco-Wichita Falls

Cincinnati at Miami, 1 p.m. – CBS – Andrew Catalon, James Lofton

13 markets/7% of U.S.

Cincinnati-Dayton-Dothan-Ft Myers -Hazard-Honolulu-Lexington-Miami -Mobile-Panama City Beach-Tallahassee-Tampa-W. Palm Beach

Jacksonville at Minnesota, 1 p.m. – CBS – Beth Mowins, Jay Feely

34 markets/11% of U.S.

Alpena-Cadillac-Cedar Rapids-Des Moines-Detroit-Duluth – Chisholm-Escanaba-Fargo-Flint-Florence-Gainesville-Green Bay-Jacksonville-Kalamazoo-La Crosse -Lansing-Madison-Mankato-Mason City-Milwaukee-Minneapolis-Minot-Orlando-Rapid City-Reliance-Rock Island-Rockford-Sault Saint Marie-Savannah-Sioux City-Sioux Falls-Walker-Wausau-Williston

Las Vegas at New York Jets, 1 p.m. – CBS – Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta

23 markets/20% of U.S.

Albany-Bakersfield-Binghamton-Chico-Coos Bay-Eugene-Eureka-Fresno-Idaho Falls-Las Vegas-Los Angeles-Medford-Monterey-New York-Palm Springs-Reno-Roseburg-Sacramento-Salt Lake City-San Diego-San Francisco-Santa Maria-Twin Falls

Cleveland at Tennessee, 1 p.m.- CBS– Ian Eagle, Charles Davis

140 markets/50% of U.S.

Bowling Green-Chattanooga-Cleveland-Columbus_Ms.-Columbus_Oh.-Erie-Greenville, Ms-Huntsville-Jackson-Johnson City-Knoxville-Lima-Memphis-Nashville-Toledo-Wheeling-Youngstown-Albany-Albuquerque-Alexandria-Altoona-Anchorage-Atlanta-Augusta, Ga-Baltimore-Bangor-Baton Rouge-Bend-Billings-Biloxi-Birmingham-Bismarck-Boise-Boston-Bozeman-Buffalo-Burlington-Butte-Cape Girardeau-Casper-Charleston-Charlotte-Charlottesville-Cheyenne-Colorado Springs-Columbia-Columbus, Ga.-Dallas-Denver-Dickinson-Dodge City/Ensign-Durango-El Paso-Elmira-corning-Fairbanks-Florence-Ft Smith-Glendive-Goodland-Grand Island-Grand Junction-Great Falls-Greensboro, Greenville, NC Harrisburg Harrisonburg Hartford Hattiesburg Hays Helena Huntington Jackson Jefferson City Jonesboro Juneau Kalispell Kansas City Ketchikan Kirksville Lafayette, La. Lake Charles Lander Lewisburg Lewiston Lincoln Little Rock Macon Meridian Missoula Monroe Montgomery Montrose New Orleans Norfolk North Platte Odessa Oklahoma City Omaha Parkersburg Pasco Philadelphia  Phoenix Pittsburg Pittsburgh Portland, Me-Portland, Or- Presque Isle Providence  Quincy Raleigh Richmond Roanoke Rochester Rock Springs Roswell Salisbury Scottsbluff/Gering Scranton Seattle Sherman Shreveport Sitka Spartanburg Spokane Springfield, Ma- Springfield, Mo- St Joseph St. Louis Syracuse Topeka Tucson Tulsa Utica Washington Watertown Weston Wichita Wilmington Yakima Yuma

Los Angeles Rams at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. – Fox – Chris Myers, Brock Huard, Greg Jennings

31 markets/27% of U.S.

Albuquerque-Bakersfield-Chico-Cincinnati-Cleveland-Columbus-Dayton-El Paso-Eureka-Fresno-Houston-Indianapolis-Jacksonville-Las Vegas-Los Angeles-Miami-Minneapolis-Monterey-Nashville-Oklahoma City-Palm Springs-Phoenix-Reno-Sacramento-San Diego-San Francisco-Santa Barbara-Tucson-Tulsa-Youngstown-Yuma

New York Giants at Seattle, 4:05 p.m.- Fox – Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth

53 markets/25% of U.S.

Abilene-Albany-Anchorage-Baltimore-Bend-Billings-Binghamton-Bluefield-Boise-Buffalo-Burlington-Butte-Charlottesville-Dallas-Elmira-Erie-Eugene-Fairbanks-Great Falls-Guam-Harrisburg-Harrisonburg-Hartford-Helena-Honolulu-Idaho Falls-Johnstown-Juneau-Medford-Missoula-New York-Norfolk-Pittsburgh-Portland, Or-Puerto Rico-Richmond-Roanoke-Rochester-Salisbury-Seattle-Sherman-Spokane-Syracuse-Twin Falls-Tyler-US Virgin Islands-Utica-Waco-Washington-Watertown-Wichita Falls-Wilkes-Barre-Yakima

Philadelphia at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m. – CBS – Jim Nantz, Tony Romo

208 markets/86% of U.S.

All markets except those delivered New England-Chargers telecast below

New England at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:25 p.m. –CBS – Kevin Harlan, Trent Green

28 markets/14% of U.S.

Albany, NY-Bakersfield-Bangor-Bend-Binghamton-Boston-Buffalo-Burlington-Coos Bay-Elmira-corning-Eugene-Fresno-Hartford-Los Angeles-Medford-Monterey-Palm Springs-Portland, ME-Portland, Or-Presque Isle-Providence -Roseburg-San Diego-Santa Maria-Springfield-Utica-Watertown-Yuma

Denver at Kansas City, 8:20 p.m. – NBC – Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth

100% of U.S.

Monday, Dec. 7

Washington at Pittsburgh, 5 p.m. FoxKevin Burkhardt, Daryl Johnstown

UPDATE: (12/4/2020)

regional distribution – 45% of country mostly ET markets with some CT including:

Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas,
Dayton, Detroit, Hartford, Kansas City, Louisville, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New Orleans, New York, Norfolk,
Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Richmond, Tampa, Washington

the rest of the country can watch the game on NFL Ticket

Buffalo at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m. – (in Arizona) ESPN  Steve levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick

83 million homes

Tuesday, Dec. 8

Dallas at Baltimore, 8:05 p.m. – Fox/NFL Network

Fox- nationally – 99% of U.S. – NFLN – 58 million homes



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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