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2012 Presidential Election

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2013 NFL Pro Bowl to be played in Hawaii Sunday, January 27 on NBC

The 2013 Pro Bowl will be played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii for the 33rd time, the NFL and NFL Players Association announced today. The game will be televised live on Sunday, January 27 on NBC at 7 PM ET and again serve as the signature event to kick off the week leading up to the Super Bowl. CBS will televise Super Bowl XLVII a week later on Sunday, February 3 from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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HBO announces Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins

HBO Sports, NFL Films and the Miami Dolphins team up for an all-access look at what it takes to make it in the National Football League when HARD KNOCKS: TRAINING CAMP WITH THE MIAMI DOLPHINS debuts in August. The first sports-based reality series – and one of the fastest-turnaround reality series – kicks off its five-episode seventh season, presented in HD, TUESDAY, AUG. 7 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Other hour-long episodes debut subsequent Tuesdays at the same time, with an encore play every Wednesday in August at 11:00 p.m., culminating in the Sept. 4 season finale.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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ESPN announces 2012 Monday Night Football preseason schedule

ESPN will televise four NFL games as part of its 2012 Monday Night Football preseason schedule. Play-by-play commentator Mike Tirico and analyst Jon Gruden will call every game in anticipation of ESPN’s MNF regular-season opener on Monday, Sept. 10. All MNF preseason games will begin at 8 p.m. ET.

The season kicks off Thursday, August 9, when Aaron Rodgers and the NFC North champion Green Bay Packers travel to San Diego to face Philip Rivers and the Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Super Bowl Champion New York Giants host Dallas Cowboys on NFL Kickoff 2012, Wednesday, September 5 at 8:30 p.m. on NBC

The Super Bowl champion New York Giants host NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys in NFL Kickoff 2012, the opening game of the 2012 NFL season, it was announced today by the NFL. NFL Kickoff 2012 will be played on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 8:30 p.m. ET, with coverage on NBC beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The 2011 regular season ended on Sunday Night Football with the Giants defeating the Cowboys, 31-14, to capture the NFC East title. That game averaged 27.6 million viewers, the most ever for a Sunday Night Football game (Thursday openers included), and the most-watched regular-season primetime game on any network in 15 years (Packers-Cowboys, 31.5 million, Nov. 18, 1996 on ABC).

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NFL Kickoff Game to be played on Wednesday, September 5 on NBC

The 2012 NFL Kickoff game will be played on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC. The full press note is included below.

NFL KICKOFF GAME TO BE PLAYED ON WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5

The 2012 season-opening NFL Kickoff game will be played on Wednesday, September 5 (NBC, 8:30 PM […]

Record 10.4M Hispanic viewership for Super Bowl XLVI

Super Bowl XLVI set a record for Hispanic viewership with an average of 10.4 million Hispanic fans tuning in, according to data from The Nielsen Company.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Super Bowl XLVI reached 166.8M viewers in the U.S.

The 2011 NFL season concluded with another television milestone as Super Bowl XLVI on NBC reached a total audience of 166.8 million viewers, making it the most-watched show in U.S. television history according to The Nielsen Company.

The Giants-Patriots championship game topped the previous record of 162.9 million total viewers set last year (Packers-Steelers in Super Bowl XLV) and marks the fifth consecutive record-setting total audience for the Super Bowl. Super Bowls account for the 21 most-watched programs in history in terms of total audience.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Super Bowl XLVI is most-watched television show in U.S. history with 111.3M total viewers + The Voice draws 37.6M total viewers

Super Bowl XLVI is the most-watched television program in U.S. history and the highest-rated Super Bowl in 26 years, according to fast national data released today by The Nielsen Company.

The game, in which the New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots, 21-17, was seen by a record 111.3 million viewers (6:31-9:58 p.m. ET), topping last year’s 111.0 for Super Bowl XLV on Fox and is the biggest audience to watch a television program in U.S. history.

NBC’s Super Bowl lead-out The Voice averaged 37.6M viewers and a 16.3 A18-49 rating, making it the highest-rated entertainment program in 18-49 in six years–since ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy post-Super Bowl telecast on February 5, 2006.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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NFL announces five additional games for NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football

NFL Network will televise five additional regular-season games in 2012 as part of its Thursday Night Football package, NFL CommissionerROGER GOODELL announced today.

The Thursday Night Football schedule on NFL Network will now feature 13 games, all on Thursdays, from Weeks 2-15 (skipping Week 12). In previous years, the NFLN slate included at least one Saturday night game. NBC will televise the Thursday night game on Thanksgiving in Week 12, in addition to the NFL Kickoff game.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Most-watched NFL Conference Championship Sunday in 30 years; 53.7M viewer average

Football fans across America continue to tune in to NFL games, resulting in the most-watched conference championship Sunday in 30 years. An average of 53.7 million viewers watched NFL games last weekend, the most for an NFL conference championship Sunday since January 1982 (game-by-game comparison below).

The New York Giants-San Francisco 49ers NFC Championship Game on FOX drew 57.6 million viewers to rank as the third most-watched conference championship game ever (chart below).

The Baltimore Ravens-New England Patriots AFC Championship Game on CBS drew 48.7 million viewers. The conference championship games are television’s two most-watched shows since Super Bowl XLV.

Click over the jump for three press releases.

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2011 NFL Divisional Playoffs most-watched ever; Averaging 36.6M viewers

Fans continued to make the NFL appointment viewing, resulting in record TV numbers for the Divisional Playoffs. An average of 36.6 million viewers watched the four playoff games last weekend, the most ever for an NFL Divisional Weekend and a fourpercent increase from last season’s previous record (35.1 million).

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Giants/Packers NFL on Fox scores most-watched divisional game ever; 45.1M viewers

Sunday’s highly-anticipated New York Giants and Green Bay Packers battle for a spot in the NFC Championship Game was one for the record-books, scoring FOX the most-watched Divisional Playoff Game ever on any network, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Over 45.1 million fans tuned in as Eli Manning led the Giants past the defending Super Bowl champion Packers, securing them a trip to San Francisco to face the 49ers for the NFC crown. In addition to being the most-watched Divisional Playoff Game ever, the 25.3/42 fast-national household rating/share makes it the highest-rated Divisional Playoff Game on any network since 1997’s Cowboys/Panthers game on FOX (27.6/49).

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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