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25TH ANNIVERSARY OF NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL ON NBC BY THE NUMBERS

Stamford, Conn. – August 26, 2015 - NBC Sports Group and Notre Dame will kick off the 25th season of one of the most successful partnerships in sports, when the Fighting Irish host the Texas Longhorns on Saturday, September 5, at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

Listed below are some facts and figures about NBC’s coverage of Notre Dame Football home games during the last 24 years.

1stNotre Dame on NBC game played on Sept. 7, 1991 (Fighting Irish 49 – Indiana Hoosiers 27).
2Production trucks used to produce home games in 2015.
3Home games airing in primetime on NBC and NBCSN in 2015.
6NBC Sports Group platforms covering Notre Dame Football (NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports.com,
NBC Sports Live Extra, CSNChicago, CSNChicago.com).
7Cameras used to cover first game in 1991.
16.0Household rating for highest rated Notre Dame game on NBC (11/13/92-Florida State).
24Cameras used to cover games in 2015.
25thSeason for Notre Dame Football on NBC (2015).
29Members of Notre Dame on NBC production staff.
32Total hours of NBC Sports Group’s coverage in 2015.
43Microphones used to cover games in 2015.
105Crew members working for NBC on game days.
149Notre Dame home games broadcast by NBC during the last 24 years.
521Approximate number of hours of NBC Sports Group’s live game coverage of Notre Dame
Football during the last 24 years.
1991Year Notre Dame becomes the first Division 1A team to have all home games broadcast
exclusively on one network (NBC).
8,642Flights NBC Sports Group staff have made to South Bend, Ind. to cover games during
the last 24 years
11,250Feet of fiber optic cable used to produce games in 2015.
12,963Approximate number of hotel room nights for crew and staff in South Bend, Ind., during
the last 24 years.
4.16 MillionAverage viewership for Notre Dame broadcasts on NBC (1991-2014/ P2+).

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