NBC's broadcast of "Sunday Night Football" beings at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, with pre-game interviews and analysis. The game itself typically begins around 8:20 p.m.
NBC's broadcast of "Sunday Night Football" runs for 180 minutes or until the game ends. The program began in 2006 after NBC acquired the broadcast rights from ESPN, which held them from 1987 to 2005.
From 2012 to 2014, "Sunday Night Football" was the most-watched program on American television. As of October 2015, hosts of "Sunday Night Football" include Hined Ward, Bob Costas and Tony Dungy. The show's commentators are Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya.