CBS Snags Thursday Night Football Rights -- Will Big Bang Return to Monday Next Fall?

Big Bang Theory Salary TalksAfter months-long negotiations that drew interest from multiple broadcast networks, CBS has won the Thursday Night Football derby.

The deal calls for CBS to air eight NFL games right in the middle of the 2014 fall season, which will likely force some big changes on the network’s schedule (not the least of which is what happens to Thursday juggernaut The Big Bang Theory; let the back-to-Monday speculation begin).

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Those eight games will be simulcast on the NFL Network. Additionally, NFL Net will also televise eight late-season games in the run-up to the playoffs (for a total of 16).

“We are very pleased to build on our outstanding partnership with the NFL by expanding our coverage to Thursday nights,” said CBS CEO Moonves in  a statement. “CBS is a premium content company and the NFL represents the best premium content there is. I look forward to all this new deal will do for us not only on Thursday nights, but across our entire schedule.”

Thursday Night Football is coming off its most-watched season ever, averaging 8 million viewers – up 10 percent from its 2012 numbers.

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  1. Mike says:

    Wish CBS would have got the NFC package. CBS does the best job with the NFL. Way better than the cheap&cheesy FOX with their stupid robots.

  2. Bill says:

    Well this kills any show CBS puts on after football:)

  3. Lanie says:

    Of all the damn nights you have to choose, why THURSDAY? It seems like everything is on a THURSDAY night! WHY? I hate football and you have football all over every weekend. Go back to Mondays please. This is not fair. Go to any other night besides Thursday. PLEASE!

  4. S. McGowan says:

    Here we go again with the football taking over Thursday nite on CBS. How many episodes of the Big Bang Theory are we going to not see of season 8?