Bengals Revisit Sunday Night Football Dec. 20

The Bengals will be on Sunday Night Football Dec. 20, NBC announced today. Cincinnati heads to San Francisco for its lone SNF encounter of the season for a battle against the 49ers.

As part of the agreement NBC signed with the NFL in December 2011, the network, for the fourth straight season, will broadcast 19 regular-season games, including 17 regular-season Sunday Night Football games, NFL Kickoff 2015, and the annual Thanksgiving night game. NBC’s original Sunday Night Football agreement, which began in 2006, included 17 regular-season games. It was increased to 18 games in 2010.

For four consecutive full television seasons, NBC’s Sunday Night Football has finished as the No. 1 show in primetime in household rating, viewership and the coveted Adult 18-49 demographic, based on live plus same day data from The Nielsen Company (September-May).

This marks the only four times on record that a sports series has been the highest-rated and most-watched show of the primetime TV season. For the 2014-2015 primetime television season, Sunday Night Football ranked as the highest-rated (12.5 HH rating), most-watched show (21.3 million, viewers 2+), and the No. 1 program in the key Adults 18-49 demographic (7.7 rating).

Here is the complete NBC Sunday Night Football schedule for 2015, which actually opens with a Thursday night game:

Thurs. Sept. 10 NFL Kickoff Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots

Sun. Sept. 13 Week 1 New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys

Sun. Sept. 20 Week 2 Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers

Sun. Sept. 27 Week 3 Denver Broncos at Detroit Lions

Sun. Oct. 4 Week 4 Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints

*Sun. Oct. 11 Week 5 San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants

*Sun. Oct. 18 Week 6 New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts

*Sun. Oct. 25 Week 7 Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers

*Sun. Nov. 1 Week 8 Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos

*Sun. Nov. 8 Week 9 Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys

*Sun. Nov. 15 Week 10 Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks

*Sun. Nov. 22 Week 11 Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers

**Thurs. Nov. 26 Week 12 Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers

*Sun. Nov. 29 Week 12 New England Patriots at Denver Broncos

*Sun. Dec. 6 Week 13 Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers

*Sun. Dec. 13 Week 14 Seattle Seahawks at Baltimore Ravens

*Sun. Dec. 20 Week 15 Cincinnati Bengals at San Francisco 49ers

*Sun. Dec. 27 Week 16 Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens

*Sun. Jan. 3 Week 17 TBD

* Denotes Flex Week

** Denotes Thanksgiving Night Game

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