The Houston Texans Host the Indianapolis Colts Tonight on ‘Sunday Night Football’

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The Houston Texans Host the Indianapolis Colts Tonight on ‘Sunday Night Football’

NBC Sports continues its presentation of “Sunday Night Football” this week with an AFC South divisional showdown, when Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts travel to Houston to take on Brock Osweiler and the Texans. Coverage begins with “Football Night in America” tonight, October 16, at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.

The Colts and Texans have established themselves as the teams to beat in the AFC South in recent years, combining to win the past seven division titles. Indianapolis (2-3) is coming off a 29-23 win over the Chicago Bears at home last Sunday, as Luck threw for 322 yards and two TDs, and WR T.Y. Hilton had 10 receptions for 171 yards and a score. Luck has won five consecutive starts against the Texans, and the Colts have dominated the all-time series with a 23-5 record.

Houston (3-2) is looking to rebound from a 31-13 loss to the undefeated Minnesota Vikings last weekend, and Osweiler and the Texans return to NRG Stadium in Houston where the team is undefeated this season (3-0). WR DeAndre Hopkins had a touchdown catch last weekend in the Texans’ loss in Minnesota, and has combined for 19 catches for 263 yards in the past two meetings with Indianapolis.

Calling Colts-Texans are seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his record 31st 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 weekly studio show in sports, is hosted by Mike Tirico, who reports on-site from NRG Stadium, and Dan Patrick, who will host from NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. Patrick is joined by Hall of Fame head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl champion Rodney Harrison, and Mike Florio of NBC Sports’ ProFootballTalk. Heather Cox will report from Green Bay, Wis., on the Cowboys-Packers game. & NBC Sports App to Live Stream NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” and the NBC Sports app will stream all of NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” and “Thursday Night Football” games to desktops, tablets, and connected TVs. The NBC Sports app will stream coverage via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high-quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The full HD-quality video stream will come directly from NBC’s “SNF” and “TNF” broadcasts.

Powered by Playmaker Media, the NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Win10, and Xbox. (NOTE: NBC Sports does not have NFL live streaming rights to mobile devices.)

“Sunday Night Football” Social Media Coverage

“Sunday Night Football” All-Access: For the seventh straight season is providing a destination for fans dedicated to behind-the-scenes and social media driven content on the Sunday Night Football All Access page. Fans can follow the social conversation and access content around Sunday Night Football and the SNF Bus, including video highlights from the SNF Bus, player interviews and more. Fans can show their passion for who they think will win each week, use an interactive map to see how other football fans across the country are talking about that SNF matchup, and vote on which team’s hype video they like the best each week. Visit SNF All-Access at:

“Sunday Night Football” Bus Returns for 2016 NFL Season

NBC Sports Group’s “Sunday Night Football” bus returns this season to travel the country, visiting the host cities of select “Sunday Night Football” and “Thursday Night Football” games. This season, fans will get a closer look at behind-the-scenes action of “SNF” broadcasts on the bus, which will take fans from the field, to the studio and in the production trucks. Features of the bus include an interactive replica of the control room, a replica of the “Football Night in America” desk, life-size “Photo Bomb” wall, and more.

NBC Sports Radio

NBC Sports Radio will surround the 2016 NFL season with daily coverage across nearly 420 radio affiliates, highlighted by Safety Blitz with Rodney Harrison and Dan Schwartzman; featuring three-time All Pro and two-time Super Bowl-winner Rodney Harrison; Going Deep with Amani and Dan, featuring former Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer; NFL Commentator Mike Tirico; NFL Insider Michele Tafoya; and Pro Football Talk Live, featuring NFL insider and Football Night In America commentator Mike Florio.

NBC Sports Regional Networks

NBC Sports Regional Networks, which serve top NFL markets such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and San Francisco, will surround the 2016 NFL season with in-depth news, analysis and original programming on the local teams that matter most in more than 50 million U.S. cable and satellite households.

“SNF” is TV’s No. 1 Primetime Program for 5 Years Running

For a historic five consecutive Sept.-May television seasons from 2011-15, NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” finished as television’s No. 1 primetime show in household rating and viewership, as well as the coveted Adult 18-49 demographic, based on live plus same day data from The Nielsen Company (September-May). “Sunday Night Football” is one of only four shows since 1950 to rank No. 1 in primetime for five consecutive TV seasons.

NBC’s NFL Kickoff Weekend games were primetime TV’s #1 and #2 shows last week. The Week 1 games were also the two most-streamed events for NBC Sports Digital, excluding Super Bowls and Olympics. Through two games, NBC is averaging a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 24.4 million viewers. Total Audience Delivery accounts for those watching the NBC broadcast as well as those viewing the live stream via the NBC Sports app,, ‘TV Everywhere,’ and NFL Mobile from Verizon.

The above press release was issued by NBC Sports.


Source: Nielsen Media Research // 11/27/17 - 12/03/17
Sunday Night FootballNBC6.4019.69 million
Thursday Night FootballNBC4.7015.60 million
Ohio St./WisconsinFOX3.6012.92 million
The OTFOX3.3010.19 million
Football Nt. in America: Pt. 3NBC3.109.71 million
This Is UsNBC2.8010.94 million
The Big Bang TheoryCBS2.5013.84 million
Young SheldonCBS2.1012.11 million
Rudolph the ... ReindeerCBS1.908.07 million
The Voice (Mon.)NBC1.909.60 million


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