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NBC Sports adds NFL Divisional Playoff Game to postseason schedule

by jmaloni

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Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 04:05 pm

NBC to broadcast Super Bowl XLIX from Arizona, Divisional Playoff and Wild Card game in 2014 postseason

For the first time since acquiring the "Sunday Night Football" package in 2006, NBC will televise an NFL Divisional Playoff game this upcoming season and each season thereafter through 2022, per NBC Sports Group's nine-year extension with the NFL, which begins this season.

NBC will broadcast three 2014 postseason games - Super Bowl XLIX from Arizona on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, a Divisional Playoff game on the weekend of Jan. 10-11, and a Wild Card Playoff game on the Jan. 3-4 weekend.

NBC's "Sunday Night Football" averaged 21.7 million viewers in 2013, putting it on pace to rank as the No. 1 show for the entire primetime television season (September-May, based on Nielsen live-plus-same-day data) for the third consecutive year.

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