Programming News

  • AMC Announces "Fear The Walking Dead" Season Two Will Return

    Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016 - 05:04

    AMC's fan favorite original series "Fear the Walking Dead" will return for the second half of season two on Sunday, August 21st at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, as announced during last night's "Talking Dead" following the mid-season finale. The second half will consist of eight episodes. The season two opener delivered 8.8 million viewers including 5.7 million adults 25-54 and 5.3 million adults 18-49 in live+3 ratings, solidifying "Fear the Walking Dead" as the #2 show on cable (behind only "The Walking De

  • AMC And Sony Pictures Television To Develop David Carr's Memoir "The Night Of The Gun" As A Mini-Series Written By Shawn Ryan And Starring Bob Odenkirk

    Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016 - 04:54

    AMC and Sony Pictures Television today announced an agreement to develop journalist David Carr's searing and poignant bestselling memoir "The Night of the Gun" as a six-part miniseries on AMC, with Bob Odenkirk ("Better Call Saul," "Fargo," "Breaking Bad") attached to play Carr, who died last year, and Shawn Ryan ("The Shield," "Mad Dogs," "Terriers") attached to write. "The Night of the Gun" is an incredible tale of a journalist's search for the truth about the most painful subject of his ca

  • Escaping Polygamy" Returns For A Powerful Second Season On A&E Network

    Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016 - 04:52

    The original docuseries 'Escaping Polygamy' returns for a powerful second season on A&E following three sisters who have left polygamy and now help others break free from the often dangerous and abusive lifestyle. Season two of 'Escaping Polygamy' premieres on Sunday, July 10 at 10PM ET/PT. As young girls, sisters Andrea, Jessica and Shanell bravely left the Kingston clan, a powerful polygamist group based in Salt Lake City, Utah known as The Order. Now, more than 10 years later, the sist

  • A&E Network To Premiere New Original Comedy Series "Black And White"

    Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016 - 04:51

    A&E Network's new original comedy series, "Black And White" is a provocative weekly in-studio show that tackles the third rail of both comedy and politics: race. Hosted by Christian Finnegan and Sherrod Small, this new series covers the biggest headlines sweeping the nation through the fresh and hilarious points of views of these comedians and longtime friends. "Black And White" premieres Wednesday, July 13 at 10:30PM ET/PT on A&E. Taped in front of a studio audience, "Black And White

  • Two Of A&E's Favorite Families Return This Summer With All New Seasons Of "Duck Dynasty" And "Wahlburgers"

    Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016 - 04:32

    The laughs keep coming on A&E Network this summer with the return of two of America's most entertaining families-- the Robertsons and the Wahlbergs. The new season of "Duck Dynasty" premieres with back-to-back episodes at 9:00PM and 9:30PM ET/PT and the new season of "Wahlburgers" premieres at 10:00PM ET/PT on A&E. This season "Duck Dynasty" follows the Robertson family as they conquer new family milestones while showcasing their down home southern charm. Willie and Korie celebrate th

ESPN’s 2012 Monday Night Football Schedule

Programming News

Tue, 04/24/2012 - 10:30

AFC Bengals-Ravens, Chargers-Raiders Division Matchups in Season-Opening Doubleheader on Sept. 10
 
MNF Highlights:
§ Appearances by both Super Bowl teams – New York Giants at Washington Redskins (Dec. 3); and New England Patriots vs. Houston Texans (Dec. 10);
§ Chicago Bears lead all NFL teams with three MNF appearances. Eight teams (49ers, Broncos, Chargers, Eagles, Falcons, Jets, Lions and Texans) have two appearances each;
§ Six of 17 MNF games involve divisional matchups.
 
The 43rd season of Monday Night Football will kick off on ESPN with a doubleheader Monday, September 10 –Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens (7 p.m. ET) and San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders (10:15 p.m. / 7:15 p.m. PT) – and will continue with a total of 17 prime-time games.  Following a season that delivered 14 of the 20 biggest cable household audiences of the year, ESPN’s MNF schedule will feature all 12 playoff teams from 2011, including both the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants and AFC champion New England Patriots.
 
Andy Dalton and the Bengals, who returned to the AFC playoffs last year, open the season against Ray Lewis and the division rival Ravens in Baltimore in the first game of ESPN’s nationally televised week 1 doubleheader.
 
The Ravens won the AFC North in 2011 and advanced to last year’s conference championship. In the second game, Philip Rivers and the Chargers play Carson Palmer and the Raiders in Oakland in a matchup of longtime AFC West foes.
Play-by-play commentator Mike Tirico, analyst Jon Gruden and recently named sideline reporter Lisa Salters will call the Bengals-Ravens opener, and the MNF games each week at 8:30 p.m. ESPN Deportes, ESPN’s 24-hour Spanish-language domestic sports network, will continue to offer a Spanish-language production of MNF games during the 2012 NFL season. Additional MNF “game around the game” content will be available throughout the day across ESPN’s multimedia platforms.
 
September: Peyton Manning Returns to MNF in Week 2
§ Sept. 10: Season-opening doubleheader – Bengals at Ravens and Chargers at Raiders in a pair of AFC divisional matchups;
§ Sept. 17: Peyton Manning and the new look Denver Broncos travel to Atlanta to play Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons. The AFC West champions extend the NFL’s longest current streak of 21 consecutive seasons playing on MNF (1992-present);
§ Sept. 24: NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers and the NFC North champion Green Bay Packers travel west to face former Packers back-up quarterback Matt Flynn and theSeattle Seahawks.
 
October: Bears-Cowboys NFC Showdown in ‘Big D’
§ Oct. 1: NFC contenders collide in Texas as Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears tackle Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys;
§ Oct. 8: Matt Schaub and the AFC South champion Houston Texans try to take a bite out of Mark Sanchez and the New York Jets in the Big Apple;
§ Oct. 15: Elite quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers will be on display when the Broncos travel to San Diego to play the Chargers;
§ Oct. 22: It’s an old fashioned NFC North grudge match when Calvin Johnson and the Detroit Lions go head-to-head with Cutler and the Bears in the Windy City, a rematch of one of MNF’s most exciting games in 2011;
§ Oct. 29: In an NFC West duel in the desert, Larry Fitzgerald and the Arizona Cardinals host Alex Smith and the division champion San Francisco 49ers.
 
November: Vick and Eagles Look to Take Flight with Two MNF Games
§ Nov. 5: On the eve of the U.S. presidential election, MNF will be declared a winner when Drew Brees and the NFC South champion New Orleans Saints host Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles at the home of Super Bowl XLVII;
§ Nov. 12: Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers play host to Jamaal Charles and the Kansas City Chiefs. As extra motivation, former Chiefs head coach Todd Haley, now the Steelers offensive coordinator, will face his former team;
§ Nov. 19: In the 34th MNF game played at Candlestick Park (most among all NFL stadiums), Frank Gore and the 49ers host Matt Forte and the Bears in a matchup of tradition-rich NFC franchises;
§ Nov. 26: Thanksgiving weekend concludes with a feast of electrifying quarterbacks as 2011 NFL Rookie of the Year Cam Newton makes his MNF debut for the Carolina Panthers against Vick and the high-flying Eagles in Philadelphia.
 
December: Super Bowl Teams in Back-to-Back Weeks; Falcons-Lions Season-Finale in Motown:
§ Dec. 3: Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning and the world champion New York Giants face NFC East rival Washington Redskins in the Nation’s Capital. Washington won both games in 2011;
§ Dec. 10: In a matchup of AFC playoff teams from last season, Schaub and the Texans battle Tom Brady and the AFC champion New England Patriots in Foxboro;
§ Dec. 17: Sanchez and the Jets fly into Nashville to try to ground Chris Johnson and the Tennessee Titans;
§ Dec. 22 (Sat.): Last season’s NFC Wild Card teams, Atlanta and Detroit, look to be in the playoff hunt again as Ryan and the Falcons face Matthew Stafford and the Lions in the MNF season finale in Motown. (Note: The game will be played on Saturday in prime time due to the Christmas holiday).
 
ESPN’s Monday Night Football
ESPN’s Monday Night Football is the most-watched series in cable television history.  In six seasons on ESPN, MNF has registered seven of the top 10 all-time biggest household audiences in cable history. For the 2011 season, ESPN’s MNF delivered 14 of the 20 biggest household audiences (and 13 of the top 20 among viewers) for cable television in 2011, averaging a 9.7 rating (8.4 US rating) and 9,589,000 homes (13,252,000 viewers).
 

Preseason
 
 
Date
Time (ET/PT)
Teams
Aug. 9
8 pm/5pm
Green Bay Packers at San Diego Chargers
Aug. 13
8 pm/5pm
Dallas Cowboys at Oakland Raiders
Aug. 20
8 pm/5pm
Philadelphia Eagles at New England Patriots
Aug. 23
8 pm/5pm
Arizona Cardinals at Tennessee Titans
Regular Season
 
 
Sept. 10
7 pm/4pm
Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens
 
10:15 pm/7:15pm
San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders
Sept. 17
8:30 pm/5:30pm
Denver Broncos at Atlanta Falcons
Sept. 24
8:30 pm/5:30pm
Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks
Oct. 1
8:30 pm/5:30pm
Chicago Bears at Dallas Cowboys
Oct. 8
8:30 pm/5:30pm
Houston Texans at New York Jets
Oct. 15
8:30 pm/5:30pm
Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers 
Oct. 22
8:30 pm/5:30pm
Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears
Oct. 29
8:30 pm/5:30pm
San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals
Nov. 5
8:30 pm/5:30pm
Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints
Nov. 12
8:30 pm/5:30pm
Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers
Nov. 19
8:30 pm/5:30pm
Chicago Bears at San Francisco 49ers
Nov. 26
8:30 pm/5:30pm
Carolina Panthers at Philadelphia Eagles
Dec. 3
8:30 pm/5:30pm
New York Giants at Washington Redskins
Dec. 10
8:30 pm/5:30pm
Houston Texans at New England Patriots
Dec. 17
8:30 pm/5:30pm
New York Jets at Tennessee Titans
Dec. 22 (Sat.)
8:30 pm/5:30pm
Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions

ESPN’s 2012 Monday Night Football Schedule