The Washington Redskins Host the Oakland Raiders Tonight on ‘Sunday Night Football’ on NBC

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The Washington Redskins Host the Oakland Raiders Tonight on ‘Sunday Night Football’ on NBC

NBC Sports continues its presentation of “Sunday Night Football” tonight as Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins (1-1) host Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders (2-0) at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., in what will be just the second primetime game between the two storied franchises since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger (10/19/70). Coverage begins with “Football Night in America” tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.

Both teams enter Week 3 coming off wins this past Sunday. Cousins led Washington to a 27-20 victory over the Los Angeles Rams with an 11-yard, go-ahead touchdown pass to RB Ryan Grant with one minute and 49 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. Carr powered Oakland to a 45-20 win over the New York Jets, completing 23-of-28 passes for 230 yards and three touchdowns – all three to WR Michael Crabtree.

Oakland and Washington last faced off during the regular season in 2013, a Week 4 contest in which the Redskins defeated the Raiders 24-14 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The Raiders lead the series overall, 8-5, and defeated the Redskins 38-9 in Super Bowl XVIII.

Calling Raiders-Redskins’ 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 FedEx 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 Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com and PFT Live on NBCSN and NBC Sports Radio. Paul Burmeister will report from Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn., on the Seahawks-Titans game.

NBC’s “Thursday Night Football” schedule kicks off on Thursday, November 9, with an NFC West clash, when the Arizona Cardinals host the Seattle Seahawks.

Mike Tirico serves as the play-by-play commentator for NBC Sports’ Thursday Night Football productions, alongside Cris Collinsworth (analyst) and Heather Cox (sideline reporter). Rob Hyland is the coordinating producer of NBC Sports’ Thursday Night Football.

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

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will stream all NBC games to desktops, tablets, and connected TVs 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 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.)

“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 // 10/09/17 - 10/15/17
Sunday Night FootballNBC5.6016.16 million
Thursday Night FootballCBS4.6014.60 million
Football Nt. in America: Pt. 3NBC3.009.12 million
The Big Bang TheoryCBS2.9013.14 million
This Is UsNBC2.8011.02 million
The Voice (Mon.)NBC2.4010.91 million
The Voice (Tues.)NBC2.4011.09 million
Football Nt. in America: Pt. 2NBC2.306.98 million
60 MinutesCBS2.3013.34 million
Grey's AnatomyABC2.108.08 million

TV WATCH TOP 10: 2017-18 SEASON AVERAGES

SeriesNet.A18-49Viewers
Sunday Night FootballNBC7.2020.12 million
Thursday Night FootballCBS4.9015.02 million
Young SheldonCBS3.8015.86 million
The Big Bang TheoryCBS3.6515.86 million
This Is UsNBC3.5012.00 million
The Voice (Mon.)NBC2.6010.81 million
The Voice (Tues.)NBC2.5010.68 million
Will & GraceNBC2.508.67 million
Saturday Night FootballABC2.387.52 million
The Good DoctorABC2.2011.07 million