FOX will broadcast Thursday Night Football through the 2022 season, the NFL announced on Wednesday.
The contract begins in 2018 and includes 11 games each season on Thursday from Week 4 through Week 15, but excludes Thanksgiving night.
All games on FOX will be simulcast on the NFL Network. The NFL Network will exclusively broadcast the seven remaining Thursday Night Football games, although they will be produced by FOX.
“This agreement is the culmination of over 10 years of strategic growth around Thursday Night Football, a period during which this property has grown from a handful of late season games on NFL Network to a full season of games and one of the most popular shows on broadcast television with additional distribution via cable and digital channels,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “As one of the leaders in sports television and a recognized innovator of NFL game broadcasts for many years, we’re excited to be extending our partnership with FOX Sports, one of our most trusted and valued partners, to include Thursday Night Football.”
FOX’s Thursday Night Football contract is worth an estimated $660 million per year, which works out to $60 million per game.