CARRIE UNDERWOOD STARS IN ALL-NEW NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SHOW OPEN & WELCOMES ICON JOAN JETT FOR NEW RENDITION OF “WAITING ALL DAY FOR SUNDAY NIGHT”08/20/19
Joan Jett – Whose “I Hate Myself for Loving You” Was the Basis for Original SNF Open Music – Appears with Underwood for First Time in NBC SNF Show Open
Sneak Preview of New Sunday Night Football Show Open on NBC This Sunday, August 25, at Halftime of Steelers-Titans Preseason Game
Filmed for First Time at NFL Stadium – at Atlanta Falcons’ Mercedes-Benz Stadium – SNF Open to Debut on Sunday, Sept. 8
NBC Sunday Night Football is Primetime TV’s #1 Show for Unprecedented Eight Consecutive Years
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 20, 2019 – NBC’s Sunday Night Football, primetime television’s No. 1 program for an unprecedented eight consecutive years, will unveil an all-new show open with Carrie Underwood this season, with a nod to the first-ever NBC SNF open in 2006 featuring a new rendition of the original “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” music.
Underwood, the seven-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist, stars in the NBC SNF show open for the seventh consecutive year and welcomes Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Joan Jett, who makes an appearance during Underwood’s performance.
At the invitation of Underwood, Jett – whose 1988 Top 10 hit “I Hate Myself for Loving You” was adapted for the original “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” SNF show open music in 2006 – appears for the first time in the NBC Sunday Night Football show open. Underwood will also be joined by NFL stars (to be announced on Monday) in the new show open.
“I have always been a huge fan of Joan’s, and I’m thrilled that she’s joining us for the Sunday Night Football open,” Underwood said. “What better way to pay homage to the original SNF opening song than by getting to play with her on primetime’s biggest stage?”
“When Carrie brought us this idea, we immediately embraced it as a terrific way to evolve the performance, while also celebrating the song we used in our first 10 seasons of SNF,” said Fred Gaudelli, Executive Producer of NBC’s Sunday Night Football. “We were excited when Joan agreed to join us, and we can’t wait to debut the finished product.”
Tripp Dixon is creative director of the SNF show open.
At halftime of this Sunday night’s preseason game on NBC (Pittsburgh Steelers at Tennessee Titans, 8 p.m. ET), a sneak preview of the SNF show open will air. The full 2019 NBC Sunday Night Football show open will debut on Sunday, Sept. 8, as the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots host the Pittsburgh Steelers.
For the first time in the series’ 14 seasons, the SNF show open was filmed inside an NFL stadium, with Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the Atlanta Falcons, serving as the “stage.”
Pepsi is the sponsor of the SNF open and will be integrated on-air each week.
2019 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
|Thurs. Sept. 5||NFL Kickoff||Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears|
|Sun. Sept. 8||Week 1||Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots|
|Sun. Sept. 15||Week 2||Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons|
|Sun. Sept. 22||Week 3||Los Angeles Rams at Cleveland Browns|
|Sun. Sept. 29||Week 4||Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints|
|*Sun. Oct. 6||Week 5||Indianapolis Colts at Kansas City Chiefs|
|*Sun. Oct. 13||Week 6||Pittsburgh Steelers at Los Angeles Chargers|
|*Sun. Oct. 20||Week 7||Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys|
|*Sun. Oct. 27||Week 8||Green Bay Packers at Kansas City Chiefs|
|*Sun. Nov. 3||Week 9||New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens|
|*Sun. Nov. 10||Week 10||Minnesota Vikings at Dallas Cowboys|
|*Sun. Nov. 17||Week 11||Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams|
|*Sun. Nov. 24||Week 12||Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles|
|**Thurs. Nov. 28||Week 13||New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons|
|*Sun. Dec. 1||Week 13||New England Patriots at Houston Texans|
|*Sun. Dec. 8||Week 14||Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams|
|*Sun. Dec. 15||Week 15||Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Chargers|
|*Sun. Dec. 22||Week 16||Kansas City Chiefs at Chicago Bears|
|*Sun. Dec. 29||Week 17||TBD|
**Thanksgiving Night Game