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NFL games taking over Thursday nights on CBS


NEW YORK — “The Big Bang Theory” is one of the few television shows that can approach the NFL in viewership. CBS executives still didn’t hesitate to temporarily move TV’s top-rated comedy to a different night to make room for football.
Already dominating Thursdays in prime time, CBS outbid its competitors when the league offered up games that had aired on NFL Network.
“The highest priority for this corporation at that time was acquiring ‘Thursday Night Football,’” CBS Sports Chair Sean McManus said Monday.
Thursdays conjure up memories of “Must See TV.” But viewers’ habits are now very different ...

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