Fox Buys Thursday Night Football For $60M Per Game

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Fox Buys Thursday Night Football For $60M Per Game 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:57 pm

Fox has secured the rights to Thursday Night Football for the next five seasons at an annual average of more than $660 million per year.

Fox will broadcast Thursday games each season from Week 4 to Week 15, not including Thanksgiving night.

CBS paid $37.5 million per game for eight games during the 2014 and 2015 seasons. For the past two seasons, NBC joined CBS to broadcast five games each at a cost of $45 million each. The new deal values each game at an average of more than $60 million.

"We feel very confident in their ability to continue to grow this franchise," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said on a Wednesday morning conference call.

Via Darren Rovell/ESPN

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Post#2 » by BorkLazer » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:09 pm

F**k Joe Buck
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Post#3 » by Otis Driftwood » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:36 pm

"Bloomberg's Scott Soshnick and Lucas Shaw reported Fox had competition from NBC and CBS - who paid a combined $450 million a year to air TNF games each of the past two seasons but noted "their enthusiasm has waned with NFL ratings down 9.7 percent this past regular season."


"Interest has waned" yet the NFL’s bottom line just jumped $100+ million per year.

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Post#4 » by The_Hater » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:21 pm

I do like the irony of fox sports buying more NFL television rights while foxnews favourite son Donald does his best to kill NFL ratings as a whole.
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Post#5 » by Barcs » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:52 pm

Don't be fooled by the ratings. The NFL is in no shortage of money.

This is going to suck, however. Aikmen and Joe buck are the worst announce team in the history of sports, now I'm forced to listen to their verbal diarrhea every Thursday?
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Post#6 » by Buckeye-NBAFan » Thu Feb 1, 2018 1:04 am

The_Hater wrote:I do like the irony of fox sports buying more NFL television rights while foxnews favourite son Donald does his best to kill NFL ratings as a whole.


Not just Trump, Fox News has contributed to the anti-NFL kneeling stuff while Fox broadcast increases its investment in the NFL. Will Fox tell their Fox News personalities to cool it on the NFL?
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Post#7 » by teebonze » Thu Feb 1, 2018 10:48 am

BorkLazer wrote:F**k Joe Buck


Luckily he won’t be available most of the season during this time because he does baseball. Hopefully Fox decides to have their own dedicated Thursday night team that is not Joe Buck & Troy Aikman.
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Post#8 » by BorkLazer » Thu Feb 1, 2018 12:17 pm

teebonze wrote:
BorkLazer wrote:F**k Joe Buck


Luckily he won’t be available most of the season during this time because he does baseball. Hopefully Fox decides to have their own dedicated Thursday night team that is not Joe Buck & Troy Aikman.


God I hope so. Get Gus Johnson in there!
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Post#9 » by Otis Driftwood » Thu Feb 1, 2018 4:19 pm

BorkLazer wrote:F**k Joe Buck


From listening to Troy Aikman this morning on his regular Thursday appearance on The Ticket in Dallas, it sounds like the game would have to have some significance for he and Buck to do a TNF game. Short of that, they are staying on Sunday afternoons. It was part of the negotiations.
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