At 11:30 ET this morning, FOX will sign on with a one-hour Packers-Lions pregame show, kicking off approximately 12 consecutive hours of NFL programming on national networks that will culminate with the conclusion of Steelers-Ravens in prime time on NBC.
Watching television is an American tradition. So is football. The combination is obvious on a day like Thanksgiving, which happens to land during the beginning of the home stretch of the NFL season. Many of you will start early with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC at 9 a.m., which is also traditional, and most will make that natural, comfortable transition to football at Ford Field at around noon.
The matinee Thanksgiving games on FOX and CBS were two of the four most viewed television events in America last fall, and the aforementioned Thanksgiving Day Parade was the only non-NFL program to make the top 32 during that stretch.no comments