NBC Adds NFL Show To Air On Peacock After “Sunday Night Football”
NBC Sports will produce and launch a new post-game show this weekend after “Sunday Night Football”.
A person familiar with the program told USA TODAY Sports that the new show, “Peacock Sunday Night Football Final,” will be hosted by Kathryn Tappen and former NFL quarterback Chris Simms and will air live exclusively on Peacock while. throughout the 2021 season, starting with Sunday’s game between the Chicago Bears and the Los Angeles Rams.
Commentators from “Football Night in America” will also appear on the program to provide recaps and analysis of the main NFL storylines for the day.
“Sunday Night Football” has been network television’s top-rated show in each of the past 10 years, but there is little concern that audiences will switch to the streaming service for more NFL content.
“We’re on the air late at night on the East Coast,” said Tappen, who hosts and reports on hockey, the Olympics and Notre Dame football. “People have been at home all day watching football. Mental fatigue has probably kicked in, so we need to keep people interested and engaged.”
The show will try to achieve this with interviews and highlights interspersed with analyzes but will also allow the hosts to energize by showing their personality. what do you habit see is something like the Peacock commentary series during the Tokyo Olympics that was co-hosted by actor / comedian Kevin Hart and rap artist Snoop Dogg, which was fraught with profanity.
“No profanity,” Simms said. “But it won’t be like we’re so regimented. It’ll be more like ‘let’s have fun’.” We’re going to talk football, have a little laugh and be different from your regular post-game show. “
Each show will run for about an hour, but will not air after the NFL kicks off Thursday between the Dallas Cowboys and reigning Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers or the Network’s Thanksgiving game on November 25, pitting the Buffalo Bills to the New Orleans Saints.