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.
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.
- Gary Bender: Play-by-Play (1992-1994)
- Brian Burwell: Sideline Reporter (1997)
- Skip Caray: Play-by-Play (1990-1991)
- Vince Cellini: Studio Host (1995-1997 NFL season)
- Pat Haden: Color Analyst (1990-1997)
- Keith Jackson: Studio Analyst (1997)
- Ernie Johnson: Studio Host (1990-1994)
- Sean Jones: Studio Analyst (1997)
- Verne Lundquist: Play-by-Play (1995-1997)
- Mark May: Color Analyst (1997), Studio Analyst (1995-1996)
- Craig Sager: Sideline Reporter (1990-1997)