NFL Schedule

NFL Week #9: CBS’ Nantz-Romo get Cleve-Cincy; Fox’ Buck-Aikman have GB-KC + Thu nite, Jets-Indy


  • Byes: Detroit, Seattle, Tampa Bay, Washington
  • With baseball behind us, Joe Buck is now back fulltime to NFL coverage for Fox.
  • CBS has single game coverage this Sunday. Fox has the doubleheader. As such, the telecast of Cleveland-Cincinnati, covered by CBS’ top crew of Nantz and  Romo, will be seen in a very narrow swath of the country’s geography, 43%.
  • James Lofton | FOX 5 San DiegoNFL voices underrated: Chris Myers, Fox; James Lofton, CBS (left)
  • NFL Overrated: Mark Schlereth, Fox; Trent Green, CBS
  • DirecTV has a physician, an orthopedist, commenting on injuries Sundays on the Red Zone channel. It’s a helpful feature.
  • I checked in with the wonderful Gene Deckerhoff, Voice of both Florida State and the Tampa Bay Bucs. He tells me that the broadcast crew of Florida State flies on the team charter. The Bucs broadcasters and production people fly commercially. Apparently, NFL rules: No travel on the team charters.
  • Kevin Burkhardt, Fox’ #2 NFL voice is also back from baseball and will resume his football role Sunday.
  • You Are Looking Live!: How The NFL Today Revolutionized Sports BroadcastingFrom Sports Media Watch, “A marquee matchup between elite teams lifted last week’s Thursday Night Football to its largest audience in three years. Packers-Cardinals averaged an 11.2 rating and 20.26 million viewers on the latest NFL Thursday Night Football simulcast on FOX and NFL Network (20.4M across all platforms), the largest audience for the TNF package since 2018
  • DirecTV has a physician commenting on injuries – Red Zone channel. Well done
  • We thank the506 for the broadcast contour maps below. We urge you check the506 for updates through the weekend.
  • The celebrated New England Patriots will be seen in only 11% of the country
Thursday, November 4
8:20 PM- New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts 

FOX/NFL: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, Kristina Pink

Fox – 99%, 212 stations 

AMZN PRIME: Hannah Storm, Andrea Kremer
147 million estimated Prime customers in U.S.

Sunday, November 7

1 PM- Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals  
CBS: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson 
43%, 129 stations
1 PM- Las Vegas Raiders at New York Giants
CBS: Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins 
15%, 32 stations
1 PM- New England Patriots at Carolina Panthers 
CBS: Greg Gumbel, Adam Archuleta, AJ Ross
11%, 22 stations
1 PM- Buffalo Bills at Jacksonville Jaguars 
CBS: Andrew Catalon, James Lofton, Jenny Dell
3%, 17 stations
1 PM- Denver Broncos at Dallas Cowboys 
FOX: Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Pam Oliver 
57%, 115 stations
1 PM- Minnesota Vikings at Baltimore Ravens
FOX: Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth, Shannon Spake 
25%, 58 stations
1 PM- Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints
FOX: Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Sara Walsh
12%, 33 stations
1 PM- Houston Texans at Miami Dolphins 
FOX: Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston, Jennifer Hale 
5%, 115 stations
4:05 PM- Los Angeles Chargers at Philadelphia Eagles
CBS: Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn 
28%, 40 stations
4:25 PM- Green Bay Packers at Kansas City Chiefs 
FOX: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, Tom Rinaldi
92%, 200 stations


4:25 PM- Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers 

FOX: Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez, Laura Okmin 

7%, 12 stations

8:20 PM- Tennessee Titans at Los Angeles Rams
NBC, Peacock: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya
100%, 223 affiliates

Monday, November 8

8:15 PM- Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers 
ESPN, ESPN+: Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick, Lisa Salters 
ESPN has 83 million subscribers
CBS – Single:
Cleveland @ Cincinnati
Las Vegas @ NY Giants
New England @ Carolina
Buffalo @ Jacksonville
LA Chargers @ Philadelphia (LATE)
Fox Early:
Denver @ Dallas
Minnesota @ Baltimore
Atlanta @ New Orleans
Houston @ Miami
Fox Late:
Green Bay @ Kansas City 
Arizona @ San Francisco
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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