NFL Schedule

Starts tonight; Trio of Games again on a Saturday; Many tight races will maintain eyeballs

  • 16 games, all teams will play this long weekend.
  • Fox gets doubleheader and CBS has the single slate.
  • In the first-half of its DH Sunday, Fox loses 2% of its rating points, based on NFL broadcast rules, restricting what can run, when and where. Three games, will run a total of 98%.
  • Noah Eagle and Todd Blackledge will work a Saturday NFL game on NBC. Todd played in the league from from 1983-1987, he was with the Chiefs and completed his playing career with the Pittsburgh Steelers (1988-1989). Now the NFL man with Noah Eagle some 30 years his junior, will have Blackledge at his side in NBC’s booth.
The percentage of the country game-by-game is included below:

Saturday 4:30 PM ET: Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh (NBC; Noah Eagle, Todd Blackledge)

Saturday 8 PM ET: Buffalo @ LA Chargers (Peacock; Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth)

Christmas Eve (Sunday) 8 PM ET: New England @ Denver (NFLN; Rich Eisen, Kurt Warner)

Christmas (Monday) 1 PM ET: Las Vegas @ Kansas City (CBS; Jim Nantz, Tony Romo)

Christmas (Monday) 4:30 PM ET: NY Giants @ Philadelphia (FOX; Joe Davis, Daryl Johnston)

Christmas (Monday) Night: Baltimore @ San Francisco (ABC) ABC: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Lisa Salters 

(+ local affiliates for the two games both in LA and one in Denver)

NFL WEEKEND

COUNTRY SHARE BY GAME AND PERCENTAGE

Thursday, December 21
New Orleans @ LA Rams (Amazon) Amazon Prime Customers 
8:15 PM- New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Rams
AMZN: Al Michaels, Kirk Herbstreit, Kaylee Hartung
AMZN (SAP): Miguel Gurwitz, Rolando Cantú
Westwood One: Spero Dedes, Mike Golic
*** 
Saturday, December 23
4:30 PM Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers 100%
NBC: Noah Eagle, Todd Blackledge, Kathryn Tappen 
UNVSO, TeleXitos: Miguel Gurwitz, Rolando Cantú, Ariana Figuera 
Westwood One: Mike Watts, Mike Mayock
***
8 PM- Buffalo Bills at Los Angeles Chargers 100%
Peacock: Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Melissa Stark
Peacock (SAP): Miguel Gurwitz, Rolando Cantú
Westwood One: Ryan Radtke, James Lofton 
Entravision: Ricardo Celis, Tony Nuñez 
***
Sunday, December 24
1 PM- Cleveland Browns at Houston Texans 49%
CBS: Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn 
Sports USA: Larry Kahn, Brandon Noble 
***
1 PM- Seattle Seahawks at Tennessee Titans 21%
CBS: Andrew Catalon, Tiki Barber, Matt Ryan, AJ Ross 
***
1 PM- Washington Commanders at New York Jets 12%
CBS: Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta, Aditi Kinkhabwala
***
1 PM- Indianapolis Colts at Atlanta Falcons 13%
FOX: Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth, Kristina Pink 
Compass Media: Bill Rosinski, Brian Baldinger 
***
1 PM- Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings 78%
FOX: Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Shannon Spake 
ESPN Radio: Steve Levy, Mike Tannenbaum 
***
1 PM- Green Bay Packers at Carolina Panthers 7%
FOX: Chris Myers, Robert Smith, Jennifer Hale 
***
4:05 PM- Jacksonville Jaguars at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 18%
CBS: Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins 
Sports USA: Josh Appel, Sam Barrington
***

4:25 PM- Dallas Cowboys at Miami Dolphins 93%
FOX: Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Erin Andrews, Tom Rinaldi
Compass Media: Kevin Ray, Danny White
***
 
4:25 PM- Arizona Cardinals at Chicago Bears   7%
FOX: Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez, Laura Okmin 
***
8:15 PM- New England Patriots at Denver Broncos 17.5 million avg viewers
NFLN: Rich Eisen, Kurt Warner, Sherree Burruss, James Palmer 
Westwood One: John Sadak, Ryan Harris
***
Monday, December 25
1 PM- Las Vegas Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs 100%
CBS: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson 
Nick: Noah Eagle, Nate Burleson, Dylan Schefter, Donatello (TMNT), Raphael (TMNT)
Westwood One: Jason Benetti, Ryan Leaf
***

4:30 PM- New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles 100%

FOX: Joe Davis, Daryl Johnston, Pam Oliver 
FXDEP: Adrian Garcia-Márquez, Alejandro Villanueva 
Westwood One: Scott Graham, Ross Tucker
***
8:15 PM- Baltimore Ravens at San Francisco 49ers 100%
ABC: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Lisa Salters 
ESPNDEP: Rebeca Landa, Sergio Dipp, Katia Castorena, John Sutcliffe 
Westwood One: Ryan Radtke, Derek Rackley
Entravision: Ricardo Celis, Tony Nuñez
***
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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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