The NFL playoffs are coming to Nickelodeon

The NFL on Tuesday revealed it will show among this season’s wild-card playoff games on Nickelodeon.

Yes, that Nickelodeon.

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As part of its recently accepted cumulative bargaining contract with the NFLPA, the league is broadening its playoff field from 12 to 14 teams in 2020, which indicates there will be 2 extra games in the wild-card round of the postseason.

From the NFL: “Wild-card weekend for the 2020 season will include 3 games on Saturday, Jan. 9, and 3 games on Sunday, Jan. 10,2021 CBS will relay one extra wild-card game on Jan. 10 with kickoff at roughly 4: 40 p.m. ET. The game will likewise be offered by means of a livestream on CBS All Gain access to.

“Additionally, as part of CBS’ coverage, a separately produced telecast of the game will air on Nickelodeon, tailored for a younger audience.”

The league likewise revealed NBC will relay the other extra wild-card game at 8: 15 p.m. ET.

The NFL did not make clear what it indicates by “tailored for a younger audience” with its broadcast on Nickelodeon, the children’s network that has actually been around because1977 We do understand the NFL likes the concept of broadening its reach to audiences of all kinds. This appears to be an effort to attract a more youthful market that otherwise would be enjoying a “SpongeBob SquarePants” re-run

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