Thursday Night Football: CBS and NBC to Share 10-Game Fall Package

Thursday Night Football Schedule 2016

Roger Goodell’s name may be landing on Red Reddington’s Blacklist.

As rumored last month, the NFL next season will split up its Thursday Night Football package between two broadcast networks — CBS and NBC (which already is home to Sunday Night Football), Bloomberg Business reports.

Whereas last season’s eight-game Thursday Night Football package on CBS fetched the NFL $300 million in rights fees, the two five-game packages reportedly are going for $225 million each, per the Wall Street Journal. Which is preci$ely why the NFL changed thing$ up.

As in the past, the NFL Network will also simulcast the CBS and NBC games, as well as broadcast eight other match-ups exclusively.

One potentially intrusive tweak to the TNF plan that apparently did not materialize: CBS and NBC will not be forced to alternate broadcasting games. Instead, CBS will televise the first half of the broadcasters’ 10-game slate, NBC the second half.


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