Thursday Night Football
Following its addition of “Thursday Night Football,” CBS is shaking things up this upcoming fall with a multi-phase rollout.
CBS, the top-rated broadcast network, released a new schedule Wednesday that includes five new series to start in the fall, four of them dramas.
CBS will broadcast eight NFL games in prime-time as part of Thursday Night Football. All games will air at 7.25 p.m. central time.
Leading announcing crew Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will work Thursdays, get some Sundays off.
CBS will air the first eight games, while NFL Network will keep the second-half slate.
The NFL Network set a new record for Thursday night football when the Bears took on the Packers, even though it made for some disappointing viewing for Chicagoans.
The Bears not only beat up the Dolphins but shut them down completely. A feat which has not been done in the Miami stadium since 2001. AUDIO HIGHLIGHTS – PHOTOS – TOM THAYER