Now that the offseason has arrived, the NFL will look at television changes ahead of the new season.
Christmas Day falls on a Sunday this year, but the National Football League has already made their plans clear as all but one of its games a day earlier to be played on Saturday’s Christmas Eve.
There will still be one primetime game on Christmas Day.
“Even though Christmas Day falls on a Sunday this year, the NFL plans to move all of its Sunday afternoon games to Christmas Eve, a Saturday,” writes John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal. “NBC will still have “Sunday Night Football” in prime time on Christmas night.
“Judging from the success of Christmas Day’s Browns-Packers game on Fox and NFL Network last season, both CBS and Fox have asked the NFL to allow them to carry one Christmas Day game this year in the late afternoon window. Considering that Browns-Packers was the ninth most-watched program in all of television in 2021, it’s likely that one of them will get that window.”
According to the Sports Business Journal via ProFootballTalk, Amazon has expressed an interest in broadcasting one of their games on Black Friday.
Friday NFL games have been an extreme rarity, partly because thousands of high school football games that would take away viewership.
“A Black Friday game would complement Amazon’s e-commerce business, and it would be similar to its Premier League strategy in Britain, where it carries all of the league’s Boxing Day games. But this store may be closed; the NFL has been lukewarm to this idea.”
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