The Giants host the Eagles on Thursday Night Football at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. If you're watching at home, you'll be dry. But if you're heading to the game, better bring a poncho, because the remnants of Hurricane Michael will be soaking the tri-state area. Here's the latest forecast from the National Weather Service: This afternoon: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Steady temperature around 75. Southwest wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Tonight: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 3am, then a chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Cloudy, with a low around 60. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch … [Read more...] about Eagles-Giants weather forecast: Will rain from Hurricane Michael impact Thursday Night Football? (UPDATE)
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The Giants host the Eagles on Thursday Night Football at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. If you're watching at home, you'll be dry. But if you're heading to the game, better bring a poncho, because the remnants of Hurricane Michael will be soaking the tri-state area. Here's the latest forecast from the National Weather Service: Today: Showers likely late this morning, then showers with a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall possible this afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain near 100 percent. Tonight: Showers with thunderstorms likely in the evening, then showers with isolated thunderstorms after midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds in the evening. Lows in the upper 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming northwest 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 90 percent. A flash flood watch went into effect Thursday at noon … [Read more...] about Eagles-Giants weather forecast: Will rain from Hurricane Michael impact Thursday Night Football?
Minnesota Vikings-Los Angeles Rams grows 11 percent versus 2017 average on CBS-NBC Tony Maglio, provided by Published 6:48 am PDT, Friday, September 28, 2018 Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Fox’s First ‘Thursday Night Football’ Game Rises 8 Percent in Early Ratings From CBS’ Turn 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Fox’s first “Thursday Night Football” game was a success, drawing a 10.7 rating and 19 share in Nielsen’s overnight ratings. That number counts the NFL Network’s contribution. Last night’s Minnesota Vikings-Los Angeles Rams game was up 8 percent from last year’s equivalent game on CBS, when the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers averaged a 9.9/18 on CBS on and NFL Network. Read the full article on The Wrap … [Read more...] about Fox’s First ‘Thursday Night Football’ Game Rises 8 Percent in Early Ratings From CBS’ Turn
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) beats Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Robert Golden (21) and Cortez Allen (28) to the end zone for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich) NEW YORK (AP) — America has spoken: NFL over “American Idol.” For the seventh consecutive year, NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” has topped the season’s television ratings, as measured by Nielsen. That edges the six straight years for Fox’s “American Idol” (2005-06 through 2010-11). The football games averaged 18.2 million TV viewers in 2017, a 29 percent margin over the runner-up, “Thursday Night Football” on CBS. Fred Gaudelli, who produces the broadcasts, credits the scheduling of headline games each Sunday night — NBC did not flex any contests from daytime to night time last season — as well as the NFL’s hold on sporting … [Read more...] about Sunday Night Football sets TV ratings record
Fox and the NFL have agreed to a five-year deal for Thursday night football games. Those games previously were televised by CBS and NBC, two of the league's other network partners. Fox announced Wednesday that it will televise 11 games between Weeks 4 and 15, with simulcasts on NFL Network and Fox Deportes. Fox, which has the Sunday afternoon NFC package, will produce all of the games under the deal, which is worth a little more than $3 billion, according to a person with direct knowledge of the terms of the deal who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the league didn't announce its value. The deal provides Fox with the second highest-rated broadcast in primetime, according to Advertising Age. "This is a single partner deal, we are not splitting the package," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a conference call. "We had tremendous amount of interest from all the broadcast partners, all of whom wanted it exclusively. We felt this was the best … [Read more...] about Fox pays $3 billion to lock Thursday night football for 5 years