NFL Week #7: CBS has the doubleheader and owns both time slots; Fox has a decent menu too

Names are no more than names. Just wait until NFL Sunday.

During this week #7 and again in week #13, there will be six teams in byes. This week, they are Carolina, Cincinnati, Dallas, Houston, NY Jets and Tennessee.


Number of Games:

Rarity: Both Fox and CBS will run games in both the early and late afternoon time game slots. This Sunday, CBS assigns regional games to fill both the 1 and 4pm slot. The Chargers-KC telecast will televise all across America on CBS affiliates with the exception of the Green Bay-Denver game markets.


CBS –  5 games (3 early at 1p and 2 late, both at 4:25)

Fox – 5 games (slot sanctioned – as listed)

Amazon Prime – 1 game (Thursday night

NBC – 1 (Sunday Night)

ESPN – 1 (Monday Night)

Total of 13 games this weekend- Reduced by 3 matchups because of 6 byes.

Carolina, Cincinnati, Dallas, Houston, NY Jets and  Tennessee – get byes.

The biggest afternoon CBS Broadcast is 88%, KC vs. LA Chargers and on Fox for Detroit- Baltimore is 35% – There are no 100% games covered during the first two slots, in both the 1 or 4p slot. Quite unusual. 

2023 NFL Week 7 TV and National Radio Schedule

Thursday, October 19
8:15 PM- Jacksonville Jaguars at New Orleans Saints

AMZN: Al Michaels, Kirk Herbstreit, Kaylee Hartung  (100% of Amazon + local O-T-A stations)

AMZN (SAP): Miguel Gurwitz, Rolando Cantú
Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, Mike Mayock
Sunday, October 22
1 PM- Detroit Lions at Baltimore Ravens
FOX: Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Erin Andrews, Tom Rinaldi (35%)
ESPN Radio: Steve Levy, Mike Tannenbaum
1 PM- Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers  
FOX: Chris Myers, Mark Schlereth, Kristina Pink (14%)
Sports USA: Josh Appel, Brandon Noble
1 PM- Las Vegas Raiders at Chicago Bears 
FOX: Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez, Laura Okmin (10%)
1 PM- Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots 
CBS: Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn (54%)
1 PM- Washington Commanders at New York Giants
CBS: Andrew Catalon, Tiki Barber, Matt Ryan, AJ Ross (33%)
1 PM- Cleveland Browns at Indianapolis Colts
CBS: Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta, Aditi Kinkhabwala (13%)
Compass Media: Chris Carrino, Brian Baldinger 
4:05 PM- Pittsburgh Steelers at Los Angeles Rams
FOX: Adam Amin, Daryl Johnston, Pam Oliver (34%)
4:05 PM- Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks
FOX: Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Shannon Spake (7%)
4:25 PM- Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs 
CBS: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson (88%)
Sports USA: Larry Kahn, Stephen Gostkowski
4:25 PM- Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos
CBS: Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins (12%)
Compass Media: Bill Rosinski, Steve Beuerlein 

8:20 PM- Miami Dolphins at Philadelphia Eagles

NBC, Peacock: Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Melissa Stark (100%)
UNVSO: Miguel Gurwitz, Rolando Cantú, Ariana Figuera 
Westwood One: Ryan Radtke, Mike Golic
Entravision: Ricardo Celis, Tony Nuñez
Monday, October 23
8:15 PM- San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings
ESPN, ABC: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Lisa Salters (100% through ABC)
ESPN2: Peyton Manning, Eli Manning
ESPNDEP: Rebeca Landa, Sergio Dipp, Katia Castorena, John Sutcliffe
Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner
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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