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PR: USFL Announces 2022 Television Schedule

FOX Sports & NBC Sports Partner to Broadcast All 43 Games in Inaugural Season

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 8, 2022 – The new United States Football League (USFL) today announced its regular- and postseason television schedule. FOX Sports and NBC Sports, the League’s official media partners, will combine to present all 43 games live this inaugural season. There will be 18 primetime broadcasts, including the USFL Championship Game on Sunday, July 3 airing on FOX from Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. 

NBC Sports and FOX Sports will each broadcast one semifinal game on Saturday, June 25, from Canton, with the first airing at 3:00 PM ET on FOX, and the second in primetime at 8:00 PM ET on NBC and streaming on Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service.

The USFL inaugural kickoff game on April 16 begins at 7:30 PM ET (6:30 PM CT) at Birmingham’s Protective Stadium. The primetime matchup pits the New Jersey Generals against the Birmingham Stallions and will be presented live on FOX, NBC, and Peacock. It is the first scheduled sports competition to air at the same time on two competitive networks since Super Bowl I broadcasted on NBC and CBS, January 15, 1967. For this historic game, NBC Sports will provide pregame, halftime, and postgame coverage which will air on both networks, utilizing its on-air, production, and technical personnel. FOX Sports will produce the game coverage, which both networks will carry, using its broadcasters, production, and technical staff, and the same commercials will run on each network throughout the broadcast.

For the 2022 USFL season, FOX Sports will carry 22 games split between FOX (14) and FS1 (8), and NBC Sports will present 22 games on NBC (9), USA Network (9), and Peacock (4), which will also stream all games broadcast on NBC. The combined regular-season coverage on NBC and FOX will give the USFL 22 broadcast windows, more than any regularly scheduled sport in the first half of 2022. Each network will reveal its respective production details, including broadcast teams, later.

Yesterday, the USFL announced the regular-season team versus team matchups including confirmed dates and start times for Week 1 and Week 2. Broadcast specifics for the remaining weeks of the season will be announced on the Monday two-weeks prior (e.g., Week 3 specifics will be announced on Monday, April 18, Week 4 specifics on Monday, April 25, etc.).

USFL ON TV AT A GLANCE

Total Games – 43

Total Telecasts – 44

Simulcasts – 1

Primetime Games – 18

FOX & NBC Broadcasts – 23

FOX – 14

FS1 – 8

NBC & Peacock – 9

USA – 9

Peacock (exclusive)  – 4

Friday Games – 4

Saturday Games – 19

Sunday Games – 20

2022 USFL TELEVISION SCHEDULE

(Schedule subject to change)

WEEK             MATCHUP                  DATE                          TIME                     NETWORK

1          New Jersey at Birmingham    Saturday 4/16             7:30 PM ET     *FOX & NBC & Peacock

1          Houston at Michigan               Sunday   4/17              12:00 PM ET     NBC & Peacock

1          Philadelphia at New Orleans  Sunday   4/17              4:00 PM ET       USA

1          Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh        Sunday   4/17              8:00 PM ET       FS1

2          Michigan at New Jersey         Friday     4/22              8:00 PM ET       USA

2          Pittsburgh at Philadelphia       Saturday 4/23             12:00 PM ET     FOX

2          Birmingham at Houston          Saturday 4/23             7:00 PM ET       FS1

2          New Orleans at Tampa Bay   Sunday   4/24              3:00 PM ET       NBC & Peacock

3                                                          Saturday 4/30             12:00 PM ET     FOX

3          Announced 4/18                     Saturday 4/30             8:00 PM ET       FOX

3                                                          Sunday   5/1                2:30 PM ET       USA

3                                                          Sunday   5/1                8:00 PM ET       Peacock

4                                                          Friday     5/6                10:00 PM ET     FS1

4          Announced 4/25                     Saturday 5/7               2:30 PM ET       USA

4                                                          Saturday 5/7               10:00 PM ET     FS1

4                                                          Sunday   5/8                2:00 PM ET       NBC & Peacock

5                                                          Friday     5/13              8:00 PM ET       USA

5          Announced 5/2                        Saturday 5/14             3:00 PM ET       FOX

5                                                          Sunday   5/15              12:00 PM ET     NBC & Peacock

5                                                          Sunday   5/15              4:00 PM ET       FOX

6                                                          Saturday 5/21             1:00 PM ET       NBC & Peacock

6          Announced 5/9                        Saturday 5/21             7:30 PM ET       NBC & Peacock

6                                                          Sunday   5/22              12:00 PM ET     FS1

6                                                          Sunday   5/22              4:00 PM ET      FOX

7                                                          Saturday 5/28             12:00 PM ET     USA

7          Announced 5/16                     Saturday 5/28             9:00 PM ET       FS1

7                                                          Sunday   5/29              2:00 PM ET       FOX

7                                                          Sunday   5/29              8:00 PM ET       Peacock

8                                                          Friday     6/3                8:00 PM ET       USA

8          Announced 5/23                     Saturday 6/4               3:00 PM ET       FOX

8                                                          Sunday   6/5                12:00 PM ET     FOX

8                                                          Sunday   6/5                4:00 PM ET       Peacock

9                                                          Saturday 6/11             1:00 PM ET       NBC & Peacock

9          Announced 5/30                     Saturday 6/11             6:00 PM ET       USA

9                                                          Sunday   6/12              4:00 PM ET       FOX

9                                                          Sunday   6/12              7:30 PM ET       FS1

10                                                        Saturday 6/18             12:00 PM ET     USA

10        Announced 6/6                        Saturday 6/18             4:00 PM ET       FOX

10                                                        Sunday   6/19              4:00 PM ET       Peacock

10                                                        Sunday   6/19              8:30 PM ET       FS1

SEMIFINAL                                         Saturday 6/25             3:00 PM ET       FOX

SEMIFINAL                                         Saturday 6/25             8:00 PM ET       NBC & Peacock

CHAMPIONSHIP                                Sunday   7/3                7:30 PM ET       FOX

*Simulcast

Mark is the founder and editor of USFL News Hub. The site was started in February of 2022. He is an expert on all things spring football related. Contact him directly by emailing mark.perry@usflnewshub.com

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