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NBC To Air Three Primetime Notre Dame Games This Season

NBC will air three Notre Dame football games in primetime this season highlighted by a matchup against perennial CFP contender Clemson and the Fighting Irish's first game ever at Lambeau Field. Wisconsin will play Notre Dame at the Packers' longtime home on Oct. 3. The '20 Shamrock Series game marks the first matchup between the two since '64. Notre Dame then will host longtime rival Stanford the following week on Oct. 10, while Clemson will visit South Bend for the first time since '79 on Nov. 7. All three games are slated to kickoff at 7:30pm ET. This marks just the second time in the 30-year partnership between Notre Dame and NBC that three games will air in primetime, joining the '18 season. NBC saw a 37% viewership drop in '19, which featured just one primetime game, compared to the '18 campaign that saw Norte Dame go 12-0 and play in the CFP semifinals.

'20 NOTRE DAME HOME SCHEDULE
DATE
OPPONENT
TIME (ET)
Sept. 12
Arkansas
2:30pm
Sept. 19
Western Michigan
2:30pm
Oct. 3
Wisconsin (at Lambeau Field)
7:30pm
Oct. 10
Stanford
7:30pm
Oct. 31
Duke
3:30pm
Nov. 7
Clemson
7:30pm
Nov. 21
Louisville
2:30pm
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ONE TO WATCH: NBC putting the Clemson-Notre Dame game in primetime is noteworthy, as the annual Alabama-LSU game also is scheduled for Nov. 7. CBS last year broadcast that game in the 3:30pm window following eight straight years of it airing in primetime. CBS has not made any decisions yet about what will fill its one primetime broadcast slot in '20.