The Detroit Lions Host the Pittsburgh Steelers Tonight on NBC’s ‘Sunday Night Football’

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The Detroit Lions Host the Pittsburgh Steelers Tonight on NBC’s ‘Sunday Night Football’

NBC continues its presentation of “Sunday Night Football” this week as Ben Roethlisberger and the first-place Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2) take on Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions (3-3) at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich. Coverage begins with “Football Night in America” tonight, October 29, at 7 p.m. ET, on NBC.

The Steelers are coming off a 29-14 win over the division-rival Cincinnati Bengals, as Roethlisberger threw for two touchdowns and RB Le’Veon Bell picked up 192 scrimmage yards. Bell leads the NFL with three games of at least 185 scrimmage yards this season, including back-to-back games with at least 190 scrimmage yards. WR Antonio Brown, the league’s leader in receptions, aims for his third consecutive game with a touchdown catch.

The Lions, off a bye week, look to snap a two-game losing streak following a 52-38 loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week 6. Stafford threw for 312 yards and three touchdowns in the loss.

Roethlisberger outdueled Stafford in the most recent meeting between the Steelers and Lions in 2013. Detroit held a 27-20 halftime lead, but was shut out in the second half, while Roethlisberger threw for 367 yards and four touchdowns in a 37-27 win. The Steelers lead the all-time series with the Lions, 16-14-1.

Calling Steelers-Lions are seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his record 32nd season as the voice of the NFL’s premier primetime package; 16-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth; and two-time Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.

NBC’s coverage of “Sunday Night Football” is led by Emmy Award-winning producer Fred Gaudelli and Emmy Award-winning director Drew Esocoff.

“Football Night in America,” the most-watched studio show in sports, is hosted by Mike Tirico, who will report on-site from Ford Field, and Dan Patrick, who will host from Studio 1 at NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. Patrick is joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, and NFL Insider Mike Florio of NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk. Paul Burmeister will report from FedEx Field in Landover, Md., on the Cowboys-Redskins game.

NBCSports.com & NBC Sports App to Live Stream All NBC NFL Games

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“SNF” is No. 1 Primetime Program on Television, with NBC/NFLN “TNF” Ranking No. 2

NBC “Sunday Night Football” finished the 2016-17 TV season as primetime’s #1 TV show in all key metrics for a record sixth consecutive year – tying American Idol for the most consecutive years atop the charts (since 1950), based on live plus same day data provided by The Nielsen Company.

NBC “Sunday Night Football” also ranked as the No. 1 show in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic for the seventh consecutive TV season. “SNF’s” six-year run at the top marks the only six times on record that a sports series has been the highest-rated and most-watched show of the primetime TV season In addition, NBC/NFL Network Thursday Night Football ranks as primetime TV’s No. 2 show in average viewers and household rating, and No. 3 among Adults 18-49.

The above press release was issued by NBC Sports.

LAST WEEK’S TOP 10 BROADCAST SERIES

SeriesNet.A18-49Viewers
Source: Nielsen Media Research // 10/30/17 - 11/05/17
World Series Gm. 7FOX8.2028.29 million
World Series Gm. 6FOX6.0022.33 million
Sunday Night FootballNBC4.9014.36 million
Football Nt. in America: Pt. 3NBC3.109.11 million
The Big Bang TheoryCBS2.7014.16 million
60 MinutesCBS2.5015.09 million
Young SheldonCBS2.3012.83 million
Football Nt. in America: Pt. 2NBC2.106.15 million
This Is UsNBC2.008.43 million
The Good DoctorABC1.9010.58 million

TV WATCH TOP 10: 2017-18 SEASON AVERAGES

SeriesNet.A18-49Viewers
Sunday Night FootballNBC6.7719.04 million
Thursday Night FootballCBS4.7314.75 million
Young SheldonCBS3.8015.86 million
The Big Bang TheoryCBS3.2514.48 million
This Is UsNBC3.1811.42 million
The Voice (Mon.)NBC2.5010.72 million
The Voice (Tues.)NBC2.4010.62 million
Will & GraceNBC2.137.69 million
Grey's AnatomyABC2.178.07 million
The Good DoctorABC2.1010.86 million