In what appears to be a lucky break for NBC, an ice storm in Kansas prompted the NFL to reschedule Sunday’s playoff game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers, with the switch moving the game into a prime-time slot on NBC.
Originally scheduled to kick off at 1:20 p.m. ET Sunday, the game will instead get under way at 8:20 p.m. ET.
The move to prime time should fuel strong Sunday night ratings for NBC.
“Last week, NBC drew over 26 million viewers to its Saturday night broadcast of the Seattle Seahawks-Detroit Lions Wild Card playoff game,” Variety notes. “It was the largest Saturday night audience for any television program since Jan. 16, 2016.”
Sunday’s Packers-Cowboys game in Dallas is still on at its originally scheduled time, 4:40 p.m. ET on Fox.