NBC Set to Celebrate 10 Years of 'Sunday Night Football'
NBC, the only network with 2 NFL primetime packages, opens 2016 NFL season with the NFL Kickoff Game on Thurs., Sept. 8. Sunday Night Football is primetime TV’s reigning No. 1 show.
One week from today — next Wednesday, Sept. 7 – NBC’s Sunday Night Football and Football Night in America celebrate 10 years on the air. The 2006 NFL Kickoff game (Pittsburgh’s 28-17 victory over Miami Dolphins on Sept. 7, 2006) was the first of NBC’s 180 regular-season primetime telecasts over the past decade.
From Al Michaels and John Madden to Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth in the booth…from Pink to Faith to Carrie performing the show open…from the introduction of "flexible scheduling" to the first-ever live streaming of an NFL game (by NBC Sports Digital)…NBC’s NFL coverage has become must-see TV and fans have followed in large numbers.
Sunday Night Football has been primetime TV’s No. 1 show for a historic five consecutive seasons, and Football Night in America has been the most-watched weekly studio show in sports for all 10 years since its 2006 debut.