The NFL and CBS have reached an agreement to air the first eight Thursday Night Football games on CBS, as well as the NFL Network. It is a one year deal with an option, for the NFL, on a second year.
CBS, FOX, NBC, Turner and ESPN were also in on the bidding. ESPN would've aired the games on ABC.
"We are very pleased to build on our outstanding partnership with the NFL by expanding our coverage to Thursday nights," said CBS Corp. president and CEO Leslie Moonves. "CBS is a premium content company and the NFL represents the best premium content there is. I look forward to all this new deal will do for us not only on Thursday nights but across our entire schedule."