Nfl on tnt logo

NFL on TNT logo

The NFL on TNT was the weekly United States television broadcast by Turner Sports (TNT) of Sunday evening National Football League (NFL) games.


TNT televised NFL games from 1990–1997. They broadcasted Sunday night NFL games during the first half of the season, with ESPN taking over for the second half. TNT got a couple of Thursday night games to show, as ESPN did in the second half.

Studio showsEdit

The network had a studio pregame show that lasted one hour from 1990–1994, and a half-hour from 1995–1997. Ernie Johnson was one of the studio hosts during this time, and Mark May (now of ESPN) was one of the studio analysts before moving to the booth for the final season.

Super Bowl TelevisionEdit

In addition to the Sunday night games, TNT also presented an annual special, Super Bowl Television. The program, which aired on Friday and Saturday night, mixed a preview of that season's game with entertainment segments. Ernie Johnson hosted the show from the Super Bowl host city.

The end of TNT's coverageEdit

The package ended when ESPN gained the cable and satellite TV rights to the entire season; those rights began in 1998. TNT replaced the game coverage with movies, which it still does today.


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