Friday, November 23, 2012
Southern exposure for Week 12
By Pat Yasinskas
The Carolina Panthers will have a national audience Monday night when they play at Philadelphia. But the other three NFC South teams will get some fairly significant television exposure.
Let’s take a look at the maps on the506.com to see what games will be televised in what markets.
The late afternoon game on FOX (with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman) between the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers is almost a national game. It will air just about everywhere, except the markets around St. Louis and all of Arizona, where the game between the Rams and Cardinals will be shown.
The 1 p.m. ET game between Atlanta and Tampa Bay (on FOX with Thom Brennaman and Brian Billick) also will be available to a wide audience. It will air through almost the entire Southeast , with parts of Florida as the exception. The game won’t air in the Tampa Bay market because the Bucs didn’t sell enough tickets to lift the local television blackout, and South Florida will get the game between Seattle and Miami.
The game between Tampa Bay and Atlanta also will be available going West. It will air in markets right up to the Louisiana/Texas border. It also will get some play in New England, airing in Boston and several surrounding markets.