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Jamie Erdahl Announced As New Host of Good Morning Football on NFL Network

“Erdahl joins the NFL Network after being with CBS Sports since 2014. There she was a sideline reporter for the NFL ON CBS and was most recently the lead SEC ON CBS reporter.”

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The NFL Network has officially announced the hiring of Jamie Erdahl as the new host of its popular morning television program Good Morning Football.

Erdahl joins the NFL Network after being with CBS Sports since 2014. There she was a sideline reporter for the NFL ON CBS and was most recently the lead SEC ON CBS reporter. She also reported from the sidelines for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, regular season games and an was an analyst for select women’s college basketball games on CBS Sports Network. sideline reporter since 2014. There she was a

“To be able to add a talent of Jamie’s caliber and experience to Good Morning Football is tremendously exciting for not only the show but NFL Network overall,” said Mark Quenzel, NFL Network Senior Vice President, Head of Content. “I have long been a fan of Jamie’s since her time at NESN, and throughout her career thus far she has earned a remarkable reputation throughout the industry. Jamie has consistently demonstrated a great knowledge of the NFL, the ability to be versatile and a quick wit, and we look forward to watching Good Morning Football continue to grow with her joining Peter, Kyle, Will and the rest of the team.”

Her first show will be Monday, July 25th. Erdahl will still be able to continue her work with CBS Sports for select assignments.

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NFL Sunday Ticket Crowded With More Issues in Week 3

A quick survey of the official DirecTV twitter account on Monday shows dozens of replies to customers complaining that the service did not work for them.

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The NFL Sunday Ticket issues that appeared in the first two weeks of the NFL season continued to show themselves in Week 3.

In the first two weeks of the season, DirecTV was lambasted online for not being able to provide customers access to the entire NFL slate as the service promises. On Sunday, it was much of the same. A quick survey of the official DirecTV twitter account on Monday shows dozens of replies to customers complaining that the service did not work for them.

DirecTV has one more year of the service’s distribution rights before it will move on to another company. The new company that will host the NFL Sunday Ticket feature has not been announced.

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Thursday Night Football Ratings Slightly Dip In Second Week

Even with the ratings dip, Thursday Night Football was stilly easily the top-rated program of the evening. Law & Order: SVU was second place with 5.5 million viewers.

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Amazon Prime Video saw ratings for Thursday Night Football drop from 13 million for its debut broadcast featuring the Chiefs and Chargers to 11 million for the Browns and Steelers.

The 11 million viewers, however, is a 39% increase over Thursday Night Football from week 3 of last year, which saw the Carolina Panthers face the Houston Texans exclusively on NFL Network. Amazon’s internal numbers, paired with Nielsen’s estimations for the Cleveland and Pittsburgh markets suggest 13.6 million viewers watched the week contest.

Even with the ratings dip, Thursday Night Football was stilly easily the top-rated program of the evening. Law & Order: SVU was second place with 5.5 million viewers.

Another interesting note, according to Nielsen’s ratings, the average viewer of Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime Video is 46 years old. That average is six years younger than the average viewer on tradition television.

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JJ Redick Gets New Contract, New Role At ESPN

“The deal comes after Turner had expressed interest in luring him away from Bristol.”

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Basketball fans will see a lot more of JJ Redick on ESPN when the new NBA season begins. The journeyman guard debuted at the network last year and while he made a big impression, Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reports that Redick’s role is about to get a lot more substantial.

ESPN has signed JJ Redick to a three-year contract extension. The deal comes after Turner had expressed interest in luring him away from Bristol.

The new deal will see Redick leaving the studio to be a game analyst. He will partner with Richard Jefferson in a three-man booth. Who will handle play-by-play is yet to be decided, but ESPN executives reportedly want to build around the chemistry Redick and Jefferson have shown.

He will also be part of the network’s NBA Draft coverage. Specific duties for that broadcast are yet-to-be-announced.

Finally, ESPN is making sure that JJ Redick continues to create viral moments for First Take. The new deal stipulates that Redick remains part of the regular rotation of analysts joining Stephen A. Smith, Molly Qerim and Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, but no specific schedule was outlined in Marchand’s reporting.

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