The 2012-13 NFL season will begin with one of the league’s highest profile rivalries.
The Cowboys will take on the Giants in the 2012 ‘NFL Kickoff’ game on Wednesday, September 5 on NBC. The Cowboys and Giants played in last season’s ‘Sunday Night Football’ finale, attracting a record 27.624 million viewers.
This year’s opener will be the third consecutive Giants/Cowboys game to air on NBC.
As previously announced, this year’s season opener will take place on a Wednesday night to avoid competing with the final night of the Democratic National Convention.
In 2008, the season opener took place on the final night of the Republican National Convention, airing in an earlier (7 PM ET) timeslot. The game drew just 13.5 million viewers, the second-lowest audience ever for the Kickoff game.
(Tuesday’s news from NBC Sports Group press release via Fang’s Bites)