ESPN has signed a five-year deal with the NFL to broadcast the Monday night game on the first playoff weekend starting this season.
This was announced by ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro at the CAA World Congress of Sports. The NFL announced last month that it was moving Saturday afternoon game to Monday night on wildcard weekend.
There will be two games on Saturday (4:35 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. ET), three games on Sunday (1:05 p.m., 4:40 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. ET) and one on Monday (8:15 a.m.) . O’clock ET).
Monday night’s game will also air on ABC, and ESPN2 will be showing a MegaCast with Peyton and Eli Manning.
CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus said ahead of the season that CBS will be hosting the late afternoon Sunday game, which will again be a kid-focused show on Nickelodeon. NBC is expected to host the Sunday night game as one of its two this weekend.
CBS also has two games, while Fox and ESPN / ABC each have one. ESPN and ABC will also have a Saturday double title for the final week of the regular season.
Starting in 2023, ESPN will also televise an NFL divisional round playoff game, while the wildcard game will continue to air Monday night.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.