The WSJ is reporting the NFL may split its 10 game Thursday Night Football package between CBS and NBC next season. That deal, adding two games, could double the Thursday Night take to $600 million.
Under the scenario being discussed, CBS and NBC would each carry five Thursday games this fall. The games would be simulcast on the league-owned NFL Network, which would carry the remaining Thursday night matchups exclusively. The price tag for the 10 games may be as much as $600 million, said a person familiar with the matter. This past fall, CBS paid $300 million for the rights to eight games.
Basically, the NFL relocated its worst 1:00pm game of the week every week to Thursday Night. If that $600 million figure is accurate, that will bring in $200 million more than the entire college football postseason (factoring in costs) from last season.