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How to Watch Sunday Night Football on NBC and Peacock

Sunday Night Football is our favorite night of the week. Here's how to tune in.

By Matthew Jackson

The 2023-2024 NFL season is officially wrapped up, and the Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl champions once again. That means we have a bit of a wait until the NFL returns, but when it does, NBC's Sunday Night Football will return for its 19th season as America's top-rated primetime program.

Sunday Night Football's 2023 Success

It's no secret that football brings in big ratings numbers for the networks lucky enough to land NFL games, and that's especially true of Sunday Night Football. Because of its evening timeslot, the weekly program led by commentators Mike Tirico and Chris Collinsworth is the only game in town while it's on, which means that households all over America tune in to close out their weekend with the show. SNF is consistently the top-rated weekly show on broadcast TV, and the 2023 season was no exception there.

On the list of the 100 most-watched telecasts of 2023Sunday Night Football appears a whopping 15 times, with additional NBC victories for Playoff games and special Thursday editions of SNF. The October 1 broadcast of SNF alone racked up more than 25 million viewers, and the rest of the season wasn't too shabby either. So, it's easy to understand why we're looking forward to yet another season when the NFL returns for the 2024-2025 run. 

Who sings the Sunday Night Football song "Waiting All Day For Sunday Night"?

The theme song that kicks off NBC's Sunday Night Football is sang by country artist Carrie Underwood. The performance was filmed at The Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas. Check out the 2023 edition of the song below.

Who's on the broadcasting team for Sunday Night Football?

One of the hallmarks of Sunday Night Football's quality is its top-tier broadcasting team, uniting sports legends with rising stars in the sports broadcasting world for an unforgettable viewing experience. 

So, who's handling the show this year? If you watched SNF last season, you'll be very familiar with the crew. In the booth to call the game is, once again, the dynamic duo of Mike Tirico on play-by-play and Chris Collinsworth on commentary, continuing their run as one of the best teams in football. On the sidelines, reporting for the second season, is Melissa Stark, while former NFL official and Super Bowl referee Terry McAulay also returns as the show's rules analyst. It's a familiar quartet, which means that settling in for Sunday Night Football games will be that much more enjoyable.

When Will Sunday Night Football Return?

Sadly, we don't have the full official NFL schedule for the 2023-2024 season just yet, but we do know that by early August, the NFL preseason will kick off, setting the stage for a regular season return in September. The official season kickoff date is Sept. 5, and the regular season will run for the ensuing four months, wrapping up on Jan. 5, 2025. On Jan. 11, 2025, the Playoffs will return, all building to Super Bowl 59 on Feb. 9, 2025. 

For more NFL news, head to NBC Sports.

Originally published Sep 11, 2023.