CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY AVERAGES 46.1 MILLION VIEWERS

60.5 MILLION VIEWERS TUNED IN AS GREEN BAY PACKERS-SEATTLE SEAHAWKS WENT TO OVERTIME

Football fans across America continue to tune in to NFL games in BIG numbers.  This weekend’s conference championship games averaged 46.1 million viewers, topping 45 million for a second consecutive year.  This is the sixth consecutive year that both conference championship games have averaged more than 40.0 million viewers.

The Green Bay Packers-Seattle Seahawks NFC Championship Game on FOX peaked at 60.5 million average viewers as the game went into overtime. The game averaged 49.8 million viewers to rank as the most-watched program since Super Bowl XLVIII.

The Indianapolis Colts-New England Patriots AFC Championship Game on CBS averaged 42.1 million viewers.

Since the 2014 Academy Awards, five NFL games have accounted for the only programs on television to average at least 40 million viewers – two Conference Championship games, two Divisional playoff games and one Wild Card playoff game.

Source: NFL & The Nielsen Company, Fast National Data

 

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74 Players Granted Special Eligibility For 2015 NFL Draft

10 additional players who have graduated also eligible for selection

The National Football League announced today the names of 74 players who have been granted special eligibility for the 2015 NFL Draft and 10 players who have graduated with college football eligibility remaining and are also eligible for selection in the April 30-May 2 draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.

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Quotes From Championship Sunday Editions of NFL Network’s ‘NFL GameDay Highlights’ & ‘NFL GameDay Final’

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Championship Weekend What To Look For – A Look Back

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ANQUAN BOLDIN, THOMAS DAVIS, AARON RODGERS NAMED FINALISTS FOR WALTER PAYTON NFL MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED AT NFL HONORS BEFORE SUPER BOWL XLIX

Three NFL players will be recognized for their community leadership during Super Bowl week as finalists for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, Presented by Nationwide, it was announced today. ANQUAN BOLDIN of the San Francisco 49ers, THOMAS DAVIS of the Carolina Panthers and AARON RODGERS of the Green Bay Packers are the top candidates for this year’s award, named for the legendary Bears running back who died in 1999.

As announced in July, Nationwide is the presenting sponsor of the award for the first time this year. The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award is the only league award that recognizes a player’s off-the-field community service as well as his playing excellence.

The winner will be announced in Arizona, the site of Super Bowl XLIX, during the fourth annual NFL Honors, a two-hour primetime awards special to air nationally on Saturday, January 31, from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

The winner will receive a $50,000 donation in his name to a charity of his choice from the NFL Foundation and Nationwide. The two additional finalists will receive $10,000 donations in their names from the NFL Foundation and Nationwide. To learn more about the finalists and all 32 team nominees, visit www.nfl.com/manoftheyear.

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NFL And CBS Continue Partnership On Thursday Night Football Package

CBS And NFL Network To Each Televise 8 Games

The National Football League will continue its partnership with CBS to produce and televise Thursday Night Football for the 2015 season, it was announced today by NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL and LESLIE MOONVES, president and CEO of CBS Corp., and SEAN McMANUS, Chairman, CBS Sports.

CBS will broadcast the first eight Thursday Night Football games which also will be simulcast on NFL Network. NFL Network will also exclusively televise eight games in the run-up to the playoffs. The mix of games will include 14 on Thursday nights and two late-season games on Saturday.

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Preview of Championship Sunday Editions of NFL Network’s ‘NFL GameDay First’ & ‘NFL GameDay Morning’

Special 6-Hour Edition of ‘NFL GameDay Morning’ Starting at 9:00 AM ET –

Super Bowl Winners Deion Sanders, Charles Woodson, Dwight Freeney & Reggie Bush In-Studio

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson with Michael Silver

Tom Brady’s Father with Andrea Kremer

‘NFL GameDay First’ Sunday at 7:00 AM ET

NFL Network provides comprehensive ‘GameDay’ coverage of Championship Sunday.

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Fox Sports and NFL Media Present: NFL Field Pass on Fox

Pregame digital experience takes fans onto the field before the NFC Championship

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2015 NFL Regional Combines Schedule Announced

The NFL will conduct five Regional Combines beginning on February 7 in Miami, FL, and concluding with the 2015 Super Regional Combine on March 21 at the Arizona Cardinals Practice Facility in Tempe, AZ. NFL Regional Combines, hosted throughout the country, serve as a supplement to the NFL’s National Scouting Combine and provide an opportunity for current draft eligible players to display their skills before veteran NFL talent evaluators.

“Combines have long provided draft eligible players with the forum needed to showcase their skills to NFL teams,” says Director of Football Development MATT BIRK. “I know how important participating in combines was for my NFL career. It is our job at the NFL to provide this opportunity to any college football player that wants to chase his dream of playing in the NFL.”

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