Football Night in America

Sunday 7:00 PM on NBC Premiered Sep 07, 2006 In Season



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Football Night in America

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Football Night in America began in the 2006 season in conjunction with NBC winning the rights to Sunday Night Football away from ESPN. Each Sunday at 7 pm ET, the team presents highlights and analysis of Sunday action and sets the stage for the Sunday night game, which starts around 8:20 ET. They also discuss what is going on in the world of the NFL. The show also includes interviews with players and coaches involved in the Sunday Night game and an in-depth report on one of the key afternoon games.

The show is followed by Sunday Night Football and, during halftime, a brief analysis of the first half, abbreviated highlights of the earlier games and an essay by Bob Costas are presented. There is a post-game segment which includes player interviews, game analysis, an NFL injury update and closing thoughts and a preview of the next Sunday Night game from the broadcast booth.

Previously Aired Episode

AIRED ON 1/4/2014

Season 8 : Episode 20


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  • Bob Costas

    Bob Costas

    Studio Co-Host (2006-08) / On-Site Host (2009- )

    Dan Patrick

    Dan Patrick

    Studio Co-Host (2008-09) / Studio Host (2010- )

    Tony Dungy

    Tony Dungy

    Studio Analyst (2009- )

    Rodney Harrison

    Rodney Harrison

    Studio Analyst (2009- )

    Cris Collinsworth

    Cris Collinsworth

    Studio Co-Host and Analyst (2006-08) / Contributor (2009- )

    Hines Ward

    Hines Ward

    On-Site Analyst (2012-)/On-Site Analyst (2012- )

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    • music too much!

      Why do you have to have the background music so loud? It drowns out the rather hear the stats and information than that stupid music ... tone it back or better yet get rid of it
    • Please get rid of Chris Collinsworth

      I have been watching pro football since I was 9 (1955) and there has never been (until tonight), a game I refused to watch because of the broadcaster. I really wanted to watch the game between the Broncos and the Chiefs but find myself filing instead and getting angry about the fact that I can't watch-maybe if I turn off the sound and get the radiocast.

      Even at his most irritating, Dennis Miller could be entertaining with his oblique references to pop culture. Collinsworth is mundane, predictable, and prejudiced (to whomever is winning at the moment {unless Dallas or the Bengals}), and has shown himself through his commentary to be a total punk. I still can't believe Phil Simms will sit in the same room with him after Collinsworth called Phil's son Chris a punk for not wanting to play while injured. I don't remember Collinsworth the beanpole going over the middle very often to look up a safety like Jack Tatum or Andre Waters.

      Give him a show on the knitting channel.moreless
    • Love it.

      Love how they let the player announce their college.

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    NFL, Football