NFL Schedule

Week #13: CBS has the singleton, only 5 games; Fox has the DH and the most distributed, SF vs. Eagles


  • There are 6 byes this week #13. They are the Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Las Vegas Raiders, Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants. Next week, #14, there will be two, Arizona Cardinals and Washington Commanders. There will be none beyond. 
  • This week, Fox gets the doubleheader and CBS is the singleton.
  • For the Tiffany, it’s 5 games in all, 4 of which be at the standard 1pm and the other later at 4:05 pm with Tom McCarthy, James Lofton, Jay Feely and sideliner, Tiffany Blackmon. McCarthy is excellent and Lofton is vastly undervalued.
  • Many around America might wonder where Nantz, Romo and Wolfson are roaming. CBS has apparently bestowed Ian Eagle with the #2 voice for the NFL and college basketball. Good for him, he’s well prepared. The network has demonstrated respect and rightfully so, to Andrew Catalon. It seems he’s assured a game each broadcast week which he wasn’t in the past.
  • How about Kevin Harlan? He deserves more. I hope he can contain his energy. It is nationally stimulating. Is it the fact that he’s Midwestern? Kevin was rightfully given Turner’s NBA Conference Finals. Harlan has the sonorous and thunderous voice of a Verne Lundquist and yes, a love for both football and basketball. Sports run in the family where his dad, Bob Harlan, was President of the Green Bay Packers before he retired.
  • On radio this weekend, Compass Media’s Chris Carrino gets Brian Baldinger who’s work i s serviceable. Brian played for the NFL for some four clubs, beginning with the Dallas Cowboys. He’s bounced around in the broadcast world. 
  • As I  interpret it, SF-Philly (89%) and Cle-LA Rams (9%) are collectively diluting Fox by (2% to 88%) of its generally anticipated 100% national network of full real estate and full ratings. The Bucs, as of this moment, are enforcing the restriction which allows them to black out stations in marketplaces like Orlando and Tampa Bay. Gene Deckerhoff will make an unusual radio broadcast, one that will not have no local TV competition. He’s been the Voice of the Bucs for over thirty years. This specific event happens rarely now. Marty Glickman with the Giants and Merle Harmon with the Jets did local home games alone. 
  • Other than the fixed Thursday night telecast on Amazon, Sunday Night on NBC and Monday Night Football on ABC/ESPN, the most populated game is scheduled for Sunday afternoon late on Fox, San Francisco at Philly – hitting 89% of America. The Foxies will have, Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Erin Andrews, Tom Rinaldi.
Thursday, November 30
8:15 PM- Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys  Amazon’s widespread tentacles
AMZN: Al Michaels, Kirk Herbstreit, Kaylee Hartung
AMZN (SAP): Miguel Gurwitz, Rolando Cantú
Compass Media: Kevin Ray, Danny White
Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, Tony Boselli
Sunday, December 3
1 PM- Denver Broncos at Houston Texans  44%
CBS: Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn
1 PM- Arizona Cardinals at Pittsburgh Steelers  15%
CBS:  Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins
1 PM- Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans  6%
CBS: Andrew Catalon, Tiki Barber, Matt Ryan, AJ Ross
1 PM- Los Angeles Chargers at New England Patriots  11%
CBS: Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta, Aditi Kinkhabwala
Sports USA: Josh Appel, Rob Ninkovich
1 PM- Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints 72%
FOX: Joe Davis, Daryl Johnston, Pam Oliver
ESPN Radio: Steve Levy, Harry Douglas
1 PM- Miami Dolphins at Washington Commanders  17%
FOX: Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth, Kristina Pink
Compass Media: Chris Carrino, Brian Baldinger
1 PM- Atlanta Falcons at New York Jets  11%
FOX: Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Shannon Spake
4:05 PM- Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers  24%
CBS: Tom McCarthy, James Lofton, Jay Feely, Tiffany Blackmon 
ESPN Radio: Mike Couzens, Kelly Stouffer

4:25 PM- San Francisco 49ers at Philadelphia Eagles  89%
FOX: Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Erin Andrews, Tom Rinaldi
Sports USA: Larry Kahn, Brandon Noble
4:25 PM- Cleveland Browns at Los Angeles Rams  9%
Fox: Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez, Laura Okmin
Compass Media: Bill Rosinski, Steve Beuerlein

8:20 PM- Kansas City Chiefs at Green Bay Packers  100%

NBC, Peacock: Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Melissa Stark
UNVSO, TeleXitos: Miguel Gurwitz, Rolando Cantú, Ariana Figuera 
Westwood One: Ryan Radtke, Ryan Harris
Entravision: Ricardo Celis, Tony Nuñez
Monday, December 4
8:15 PM- Cincinnati Bengals at Jacksonville Jaguars  100%
ESPN, ABC: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Lisa Salters 
ESPN2, ESPN+: Peyton Manning, Eli Manning
ESPNDEP: Rebeca Landa, Sergio Dipp, Katia Castorena
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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