Archive for December, 2011

Week 16 What to Look For — A Look Back

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Record viewership for NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football in 2011


Games average 6.2 million viewers – up 8 percent from ’10;  TNF tops other sports’ playoffs on cable

 Record-setting pregame & postgame shows jump 33 percent 

Tomorrow at 7:00 PM ET: Exclusive announcement of Pro Bowl teams on NFL Network & NFL.com

NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football averaged a record 6.2 million viewers this season (not including over-the-air stations) – up eight percent from the previous mark set last season (5.7 million viewers). TNF has doubled viewership from its inaugural season five years ago (3.1 million viewers in 2006).

NFL Network’s 6.2 million average viewers for Thursday Night Football topped by 15 percent the 5.4 million average for the 2011 NBA Playoffs on ESPN and TNT and by 35 percent the 4.6 million average for the 2011 MLB Playoffs on TBS.

NFL Network’s TNF pregame and postgame shows also posted large increases in setting viewership marks this season. The Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Sears pregame averaged a record 751,000 viewers – a 33 percent jump over last season’s previous high. The Kay Jewelers Postgame averaged 2.3 million viewers – up 33 percent from the record-setting 2010 average.

Complementary Thursday Night Football coverage online and via mobile devices averaged nearly 450,000 unique viewers per game – tops among all football streaming this fall. In addition, video streams viewed increased six percent over 2010.
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Week 17 Flexible Scheduling Update

BEARS-VIKINGS REMAINS AT 1:00 PM ET ON FOX;

PANTHERS-SAINTS GAME TIME SCENARIOS

The Week 17 Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings game on Sunday, January 1 will be played at 1:00 PM ET on FOX, the NFL announced today. Following are the game time possibilities for the Week 17 Carolina Panthers-New Orleans Saints game to be determined based on tonight’s Atlanta-New Orleans game (ESPN, 8:30 PM ET):

If Saints win or tie:

Carolina at New Orleans will be played at 1:00 PM ET on FOX.

If Falcons win:

Carolina at New Orleans will be played at 4:15 PM ET on FOX.

Following is the Week 17 NFL schedule (asterisk and bold/italics represents changed game time, **denotes game time pending outcome of Monday night game):
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2011 NFL Playoff Scenarios for Week 17

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Seven From Saturday – Week 16

A look at seven statistical highlights from games played at 1:00 p.m. ET and 4:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 24, the 16th week of the 2011 season.

  • The New England Patriots erased a 17-0 deficit to defeat Miami 27-24. It marked the 10th time this season that a team trailed by at least 17 points and came back to win. That is the most in a single season in NFL history. With the win today, the Patriots clinched a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs.

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Week 17 flexible scheduling

COWBOYS-GIANTS TO BE NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL GAME ON JAN. 1;

RAVENS-BENGALS & BROWNS-STEELERS MOVE TO 4:15 PM ET ON CBS;

BUCCANEERS-FALCONS TO 4:15 PM ET ON FOX

PANTHERS-SAINTS & CHICAGO-MINNESOTA ON FOX TBD

 The Week 17 Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants game on Sunday, January 1 will be played at 8:20 PM ET on NBC, the Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns games will move to 4:15 PM ET on CBS and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons game will move to 4:15 PM ET on FOX, the NFL announced today. Game times for the Chicago Bears-Minnesota Vikings and Carolina Panthers-New Orleans Saints afternoon games on FOX will be announced following results of the Week 16 Sunday and Monday night games.

Following is the Week 17 NFL schedule (asterisk and bold/italics represents changed game time, **denotes game time pending outcome of Sunday and Monday night games):        
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Week 16 @NFLFootballInfo and @NFLHistory Tweets of the Week

The following release includes the “Tweets of the Week” from the @NFLFootballInfo and @NFLHistory Twitter feeds.

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What to Look For – Week 16

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More than 100 million Pro Bowl votes cast by fans; Rodgers is top vote-getter

Teams to be Announced on Pro Bowl Selection Show December 27 on NFL Network

Green Bay Packers quarterback AARON RODGERS received 1,581,982 fan votes to lead all NFL All-Stars in balloting for the 2012 Pro Bowl, NFL.com announced today. Fan voting ended on Monday, December 19. A record 100.64 million votes were cast by fans this year.

The AFC and NFC All-Star squads are based on the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group’s vote counts one-third toward determining the 43-man rosters that represent the American Football Conference and National Football Conference in the Pro Bowl. NFL players and coaches will cast their votes on December 21-22.

The teams will be announced at 7:00 pm (ET) Tuesday, December 27 on a special NFL Total Access 2012 Pro Bowl Selection Show on NFL Network.


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AFC & NFC Players of the Week — Week 15

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