The Daily Dose: Predicting the 2018 NFL TV Schedule

Posted Feb 27, 2018

All the latest headlines surrounding the Los Angeles Rams for Tuesday, February 27.

This offseason, will be taking a look around the internet for the top Rams headlines of the day. Here’s a look at what’s out there for Tuesday, Feb. 27th about your Los Angeles Rams:

Here’s What Next Season's NFL TV Schedule Could Look Like:

The Super Bowl is not just the biggest night for professional football on the field, it is also a key event for the media executives behind the scenes — those from NBC, CBS, ESPN, and Fox who broadcast football games year-round.

Every year, the top executives from each of these networks meets with the NFL’s master schedule maker, Howard Katz, to make their case for the best games next season. And while teams like the Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots, and Pittsburgh Steelers are always in high demand, this year there a number of new clubs that piqued interest — namely the Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles

With that in mind here’s how the New York Business Journal predicts the NFL schedule could shake out:

— NBC:

“Sunday night remained the NFL’s top-rated package last season and was the top-rated prime-time series in all of television for the seventh consecutive season. It will come as no surprise that, once again, the league will put its most competitive schedule on NBC and max out on the number of times it carries the Cowboys, Packers and Patriots. Don’t be surprised to see NBC carry multiple Rams games early in the season.”

— CBS:

“The AFC schedule looks particularly weak next season from a television standpoint. For example, the only Cowboys games CBS could carry are against the Jaguars and Titans, two teams that generally do not bring in big ratings. Look for the NFL to cross-flex more NFC games to CBS than it has in the past in an attempt to put bigger market games on the network” 

— FOX:

“I expect Fox to have a stronger “Thursday Night Football” schedule than in previous years. Sources said Fox is open to moving games that would have anchored late Sunday windows to Thursday night. Sunday still matters for Fox. But as it starts its five-year “Thursday Night Football” deal, it wants the strongest schedule possible on Thursday.”


“Last year, ESPN pushed to have more games between division rivals. Expect the league to give ESPN more of those games, though this schedule will continue to have the weakest games of any TV package.” 

Checking in With the Rams in the Offseason:

From welcoming home their first child to starting a new social media series, the Rams players have been very busy this offseason. Check below to see how a few of your favorite players have been spending their time off: