Football Night in America

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  • TV-14
  • 2006
  • 17 Seasons
  • 7.1  (43)

Football is the most popular spectator sport in America, and each Sunday during the fall, millions of people sit down to watch their favorite teams battle with their rivals. The sport is beloved by a very diverse cross-section of people, and it is able to bring individuals together who might not otherwise have much in common. Because the sport is so popular, there are hours and hours of television programing devoted to it each week on the major networks, as well as on cable. However, the one show that nearly every football fan watches with regularity each week is NBC's Football Night in America. Football Night in America airs every Sunday shortly after the conclusions of the late afternoon games played that day, and before the beginning of the weekly Sunday night matchup, which is also carried by NBC. The show presents highlights of the day's action in a rapid fire manner that makes the program seem like it is always moving. Additionally, the program features in-depth interviews with notable players, coaches and other individuals associated with the NFL and its teams. Also, it features discussions and debates about the numerous topics which arise each week during the NFL season. The show has become very popular largely for the content that it provides, but also because of its incredible time slot just before the Sunday night game. However, the talents of host Dan Patrick and his colleague Bob Costas should not be ignored. They bring a true love of sports, as well as a professional nature to the program. Also, former player and Super Bowl champion Rodney Harrison is on hand each week to offer his views on the sport, and he is joined by former coach and player Tony Dungy. The interplay among all of these personalities is generally what keeps fans tuning in week after week. During the NFL season, it can seem like there is an endless number of programs devoted to recaps and analysis of the sport of football. This can be overkill for some fans, but most followers of the NFL agree that Football Night in America is essential viewing. The show airs at just the right time, and it features some of the best analysis from people who know that game of football well. Thanks to this winning formula, the show will probably precede the weekly Sunday night matchup on NBC for many years to come.

Football Night in America
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Seasons
Week 13
15. Week 13
December 4, 2022
Host Maria Taylor, Hall of Fame head coach Tony Dungy, former NFL head coach Jason Garrett, former NFL quarterback Chris Simms and NFL insider Mike Florio recap the day's NFL highlights. Jac Collinsworth and Rodney Harrison contribute on-site.
Week 12B
14. Week 12B
November 27, 2022
Maria Taylor, Tony Dungy, Jason Garrett, Chris Simms, Jac Collinsworth, Rodney Harrison and Mike Florio to Anchor Football Night.
Week 12A
13. Week 12A
November 24, 2022
Host Maria Taylor, Hall of Fame head coach Tony Dungy, former NFL head coach Jason Garrett, former NFL quarterback Chris Simms and NFL insider Mike Florio recap the day's NFL highlights. Jac Collinsworth and Rodney Harrison contribute on-site.
Week 12
12. Week 12
November 20, 2022
Maria Taylor, Tony Dungy, Jason Garrett, Chris Simms, Jac Collinsworth, Rodney Harrison and Mike Florio to Anchor Football Night.
Week 11
11. Week 11
November 13, 2022
Maria Taylor, Tony Dungy, Jason Garrett, Chris Simms, Jac Collinsworth, Rodney Harrison and Mike Florio to Anchor Football Night.
Week 10
10. Week 10
November 6, 2022
Maria Taylor, Tony Dungy, Jason Garrett, Chris Simms, Jac Collinsworth, Rodney Harrison and Mike Florio to Anchor Football Night.
Week 9
9. Week 9
October 30, 2022
Maria Taylor, Tony Dungy, Jason Garrett, Chris Simms, Jac Collinsworth, Rodney Harrison and Mike Florio to Anchor Football Night.
Week 8
8. Week 8
October 23, 2022
Maria Taylor, Tony Dungy, Jason Garrett, Chris Simms, Jac Collinsworth, Rodney Harrison and Mike Florio to Anchor Football Night.
Week 6
7. Week 6
October 16, 2022
Maria Taylor, Tony Dungy, Jason Garrett, Chris Simms, Jac Collinsworth, Rodney Harrison and Mike Florio to Anchor Football Night.
Week 5
6. Week 5
October 9, 2022
Maria Taylor, Tony Dungy, Jason Garrett, Chris Simms, Jac Collinsworth, Rodney Harrison and Mike Florio to Anchor Football Night.
Week 4
5. Week 4
October 2, 2022
Maria Taylor, Tony Dungy, Jason Garrett, Chris Simms, Jac Collinsworth, Rodney Harrison and Mike Florio to Anchor Football Night.
Week 3
4. Week 3
September 25, 2022
Maria Taylor, Tony Dungy, Jason Garrett, Chris Simms, Jac Collinsworth, Rodney Harrison and Mike Florio to Anchor Football Night.
Week 2
3. Week 2
September 18, 2022
Maria Taylor, Tony Dungy, Jason Garrett, Chris Simms, Jac Collinsworth, Rodney Harrison and Mike Florio to Anchor Football Night.
Week 1B
2. Week 1B
September 11, 2022
Maria Taylor, Tony Dungy, Jason Garrett, Chris Simms, Jac Collinsworth, Rodney Harrison and Mike Florio to Anchor Football Night.
Week 1A
1. Week 1A
September 8, 2022
Maria Taylor, Tony Dungy, Jason Garrett, Chris Simms, Jac Collinsworth, Rodney Harrison and Mike Florio to Anchor Football Night.
Description

Football is the most popular spectator sport in America, and each Sunday during the fall, millions of people sit down to watch their favorite teams battle with their rivals. The sport is beloved by a very diverse cross-section of people, and it is able to bring individuals together who might not otherwise have much in common. Because the sport is so popular, there are hours and hours of television programing devoted to it each week on the major networks, as well as on cable. However, the one show that nearly every football fan watches with regularity each week is NBC's Football Night in America.

Football Night in America airs every Sunday shortly after the conclusions of the late afternoon games played that day, and before the beginning of the weekly Sunday night matchup, which is also carried by NBC. The show presents highlights of the day's action in a rapid fire manner that makes the program seem like it is always moving. Additionally, the program features in-depth interviews with notable players, coaches and other individuals associated with the NFL and its teams. Also, it features discussions and debates about the numerous topics which arise each week during the NFL season.

The show has become very popular largely for the content that it provides, but also because of its incredible time slot just before the Sunday night game. However, the talents of host Dan Patrick and his colleague Bob Costas should not be ignored. They bring a true love of sports, as well as a professional nature to the program. Also, former player and Super Bowl champion Rodney Harrison is on hand each week to offer his views on the sport, and he is joined by former coach and player Tony Dungy. The interplay among all of these personalities is generally what keeps fans tuning in week after week.

During the NFL season, it can seem like there is an endless number of programs devoted to recaps and analysis of the sport of football. This can be overkill for some fans, but most followers of the NFL agree that Football Night in America is essential viewing. The show airs at just the right time, and it features some of the best analysis from people who know that game of football well. Thanks to this winning formula, the show will probably precede the weekly Sunday night matchup on NBC for many years to come.

  • Premiere Date
    September 10, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (43)