– FOX to broadcast 18 games
– NBC to broadcast 11 games
– FS1 (cable) to broadcast 7 games
– USA Network (cable) to broadcast 7 games
– All NBC and USA Network broadcasts will be available on Peacock
– Thirteen matchups will be scheduled to have primetime kickoffs on Fox, NBC or FS1
Without a doubt, this is excellent news for the USFL as a whole. 29 out of 43 matchups will be on national TV, which is six more than last season.
Focus On Lead-In Programming
On top of that, FOX made a concerted effort to give the league better lead-in programming, as it heads into its second season. FOX Sports EVP/Head of Programming & Scheduling Bill Wanger says that this should “help our exposure in year two”.
The USFL is playing in four markets this year, giving FOX Sports more flexibility when it comes to scheduling games for television. Now, you can go from one game in a venue straight to another game in a separate venue, rather than everything going down in one location.
The full #USFL TV schedule will be released later on today. Excited to see the full slate of games.
There is no doubt about it: FOX and NBC view the USFL in a very valuable light. 29 nationally broadcasted games in a 43 game season goes to show just that.
Sat 5/27/2023 4:00 PM FOX Birmingham Stallions at New Orleans Breakers | Birmingham
Sat 5/27/2023 9:00 PM FS1 Philadelphia Stars at Pittsburgh Maulers | Canton
Sun 5/28/2023 2:00 PM USA, Peacock Houston Gamblers at Memphis Showboats | Memphis
Sun 5/28/2023 5:30 PM FS1 Michigan Panthers at New Jersey Generals | Canton
Sat 6/3/2023 12:00 PM USA, Peacock Houston Gamblers at Pittsburgh Maulers | Canton
Sat 6/3/2023 3:00 PM NBC, Peacock Philadelphia Stars at Birmingham Stallions | Birmingham
Sun 6/4/2023 1:00 PM FOX Memphis Showboats at New Jersey Generals | Canton
Sun 6/4/2023 4:00 PM FOX Michigan Panthers at New Orleans Breakers | Birmingham
Sat 6/10/2023 12:00 PM FOX Michigan Panthers at Pittsburgh Maulers | Canton
Sat 6/10/2023 3:00 PM NBC, Peacock New Orleans Breakers at Memphis Showboats | Memphis
Sun 6/11/2023 2:00 PM NBC, Peacock Birmingham Stallions at Houston Gamblers | Memphis
Sun 6/11/2023 7:00 PM FOX Philadelphia Stars at New Jersey Generals | Canton
Sat 6/17/2023 1:00 PM USA, Peacock Pittsburgh Maulers at New Jersey Generals | Canton
Sat 6/17/2023 4:00 PM FOX Birmingham Stallions at Memphis Showboats | Memphis
Sun 6/18/2023 4:00 PM FS1 New Orleans Breakers at Houston Gamblers | Memphis
Sun 6/18/2023 7:00 PM FOX Philadelphia Stars at Michigan Panthers | Detroit
Playoff Sat 6/24/2023 8:00 PM NBC, Peacock | Location TBD
Playoff Sun 6/25/2023 7:00 PM FOX Location | TBD
Champ Sat 7/1/2023 8:00 PM NBC, Peacock TBD | Canton
As season two approaches fast, the USFL is setting themselves up for success with the impressive infrastructure they built with FOX and NBC. Year two kicks off on April 15th, as the Memphis Showboats host the Philadelphia Stars at 4:30pm ET on FOX.
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