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CBS Crows Over Thursday Night Football’s Numbers Despite Blowout

So instead of having CBS’ previews, we have CBS’ press release on its Thursday Night Football numbers for the first game of Week 3. Despite the game being over at the opening kickoff, the Tampa Bay-Atlanta game in which the Falcons laid a 50 burger on the Buccaneers by a dominant 56-14 score garnered an […]

NFL Radio Games for Week 3 of the 2014 Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, September 18 8:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Atlanta — Ian Eagle/Mike Mayock//Derek Rackley Sunday, September 21 1 p.m. Dallas Cowboys Compass Media Radio Network Dallas at St. Louis — Kevin Ray/Danny White Oakland Raiders Compass Media Radio Network Oakland at New England — Greg Papa/Tom Flores//Lincoln Kennedy Indianapolis at Jacksonville — […]

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CBS Permanently Pulls Rihanna From Thursday Night Football

Last week, CBS pulled Rihanna singing Jay-Z’s “Run This Town” off Thursday Night Football due to the Ray Rice controversy and also due to her own connection with domestic violence thanks to Chris Brown. CBS had planned to use her song for the rest of the season, but then this morning she reacted in a […]

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Thursday Night Football 2014 Season Premiere Averages 20.8 Million Viewers

This is what networks hope for when they sign the NFL, big viewership numbers. And for the season premiere of Thursday Night Football simulcast on CBS and NFL Network, the numbers are good. An average 20.8 million viewers watched Pittsburgh at Baltimore. And if you want the breakdown, you shall receive it. An estimated 17.4 […]

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Thursday Night Football Premiere Really Scores for CBS/NFL Network

Whether it was Ray Rice or people are just starved for football, another network TV primetime NFL package scored in the ratings. The Pittsburgh-Baltimore game to kick off the new combined CBS/NFL Network Thursday Night Football series gave the networks a 13.7 overnight rating with a 23 share. That’s up a whopping 108% from last […]

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Thursday Night Kickoff Quotage for Week 2 of the 2014 NFL Season

I’m not sure I’ll be posting this every week, but with CBS/NFL Network focusing on the Ray Rice situation before the Pittsburgh-Baltimore game, this was quite newsworthy in particular the first half of the program. The first half of the program, the 7:30 – 8 p.m. ET portion was Ray Rice-centric with James Brown tossing […]

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NFL Viewing Picks for Week 2 of the 2014 Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, September 11 Studio & Pregame Shows Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN2, 3 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN2, 4 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Total Access Kickoff: Thursday Night Football Preview (season premiere) — NFL Network, 6 p.m. NFL Thursday […]

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NFL on CBS Announcing Assignments for Weeks 2 through 4

The NFL on CBS has provided its announcing assignments for the next three weeks. Week 2 is when CBS begins Thursday Night Football coverage. Also note that Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and Tracy Wolfson will be doing double duty on Thursdays and Sundays in Weeks 2 and 3. In Week 4, Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts […]

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NFL Viewing Picks for Week 1 of the 2014 NFL Season

All Times Eastern Thursday, September 4 Studio & Pregame Shows Around the NFL — NFL Network, 2 p.m. NFL Insiders — ESPN, 3:30 p.m. NFL Live — ESPN, 4 p.m. NFL Fantasy Live — NFL Network, 4 p.m. NFL GameDay: Kickoff 2014 — NFL Network, 5 p.m. NFL Kickoff 2014 — NBC/NFL Network, 7:30 p.m. […]

Westwood One Radio Adds Kurt Warner to its NFL On-Air Staff

Westwood One Radio announces that Kurt Warner will be the 2nd analyst for Monday Night Football. When Boomer Esiason is unable to call a game, Warner will join play-by-play man Kevin Harlan in the booth. Jim Gray remains the studio host for MNF on Westwood One. Warner replaces Dan Fouts who had been the secondary […]

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CBS and NFL Network Announce Rihanna and Don Cheadle to Open Thursday Night Football

If you’re not a fan of musical opens for primetime football games, then this post is not for you. CBS and NFL Network have announced a new open for Thursday Night Football. Now, anything would be an improvement from CeeLo Green’s awful fracturing of The Ramones in 2012. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0SbQz8itNE And it should be better than […]

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NFL on CBS Announcing Assignments for Weeks 1 & 2 of the 2014 NFL Season

Let’s provide you with the games and who will call them for CBS in Weeks 1 and 2 of the 2014 NFL season. Some of these assignments were leaked by the announcers themselves yesterday at the NFL on CBS Media Day in New York at CBS World Headquarters. The assignment of Jim Nantz, Phil Simms […]

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CBS and NFL Network Announce the Entire Cast of Thursday Night Football

This was unveiled yesterday at the NFL on CBS Media Day in New York which your humble writer attended. With CBS and NFL Network combining to air Thursday Night Football, we note that Rich Eisen, Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk and Steve Mariucci will be doing a pregame show from outside each game site. This show, […]

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CBS to Launch Thursday Night Football with a Primetime Special

As CBS prepares to premiere Thursday Night Football on September 18, it will air a primetime special the week before on Wednesday, September 10 at 10 p.m. ET. Hosted by Jim Nantz, the special will look at some of the NFL’s best moments in primetime and look ahead to the Thursday Night Football schedule. CBS […]

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CBS Hires Former NFL Referee Mike Carey as Rules Analyst for NFL Games

This announced late Tuesday by CBS Sports. Former NFL referee Mike Carey will be part of the joint CBS/NFL Network Thursday Night Football telecasts and the NFL on CBS on Sundays. Carey who retired from the NFL after 24 years as an official and 19 as a referee, will make appearances from the Thursday Night […]

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