There are many different ways to watch football on television.

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There are many different ways to watch football on television. For example, you can watch the game on NBC, CBS, or TBS. Each network has different rules for broadcasting football games. 

You can find out which network shows which games, and when to watch them. But, which network is the best? CBS and ABC are both cable television networks, but they air different games in different time zones. 

If you’re a fan of ABC vs. CBS football on TV, you’ve probably wondered how you can get these two big games on TV. If you’re looking for a live game, you’ll have to wait until the first game airs to see who has the advantage.

ABC vs. CBS

Both networks have access to most NFL games and other marquee events. ESPN, for example, has rights to the top 15 football matchups, while ABC has rights to eight marquee basketball games. Both networks also have the rights to one nonconference football matchup with each team. In addition, each network can choose a game to air on the other.

CBS-NFL

The CBS-NFL Network agreement covers the first half of the 2014 season.

Simulcast

The NFL will simulcast Thursday Night Football games in non-CBS markets.

CBS and Fox

The NFL has also arranged that CBS and Fox will share the home games of their teams. Fox will air games of the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers. In 2019, the two networks will split the Rams-Chargers game. In addition, CBS will air the Rams-Seahawks game on their network.

In addition, the NFL will offer the package through syndication. This package typically includes Sunday Night, Monday Night, and Thursday Night games.

Differences

There are some key differences between NBC and Fox on Sunday Night Football, and that difference is the voice of the game.

Al Michaels

NBC has Al Michaels, who was the voice of Monday Night Football at ABC. He moved to NBC to become their Sunday Night Football play-by-play announcer.

Scheduled

Originally, Michaels was scheduled to stay at ESPN, but the network and The Walt Disney Company worked out a deal that allowed Michaels to move to NBC for the Sunday night game.

Football League

NBC has the rights to several major games in the National Football League, but only the Packers and Saints are played in that league.

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Other notable games on NBC include the National Hockey League, which is televised by the broadcaster. The Packers and Saints have won the league three times, and NBC has the right to air all of their games in the U.S., including playoff games. For the 2010 season, NBC used the broadcast team for Notre Dame football as its #2 Wild Card Weekend broadcast team.
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Tom Hammond and Alex Flanagan called the early game, and Dan Hicks stepped in for Al Michaels in the 2012 preseason matchup between the Indianapolis Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers. Michaels was unavailable due to NBC's daytime coverage of the Olympics.
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NBC has been home to the NFL Championship Game since 1955, when it paid the NFL US$100,000 for the rights. The NFL was struggling to attract a national audience, and NBC's association with the network helped boost the popularity of the league.