Peacock To Exclusively Carry Notre Dame’s Home Opener

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Peacock will exclusively broadcast Notre Dame’s opening home game against Toledo on Saturday, September 11, NBC announced Wednesday.

“Dating back to airing Sunday football replays with Lindsey Nelson, we have always strived for innovation in the media space – our partnership with NBC and Peacock only solidifies that mission,” says Notre Dame vice president and James E. Rohr Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick. “Bringing Notre Dame Football to Peacock is just the next step in the evolution of our relationship.”

“We are delighted to stream Notre Dame Football on Peacock,” said Pete Bevacqua, Chairman, NBC Sports. “Peacock exemplifies how we’re innovating as a company, and Notre Dame has consistently been a tremendous partner in making progressive choices for sports programming.”

After the matchup against Toledo, all Notre Dame home games during the 2021 season will air on NBC and stream on Peacock.

On a side note, today’s news means that Drew Brees will make his game analyst debut on the Peacock streaming service. Welcome to 2021, Mr. Brees.

Aside from ESPN+, Peacock is the streaming service that is most heavily invested in sports content. Peacock will stream all of NBC’s Sunday Night Football games this upcoming season, and is the exclusive home to the WWE Network library. Additionally, NBC has frequently utilized Peacock in its coverage of the 2021 Olympics.

I know, you have to add another streaming service to your monthly payments.

Here are the rest of the games NBC will carry for Notre Dame this season:


Sat., September 11 2:30 p.m. Toledo Peacock

Sat., September 18 2:30 p.m. Purdue NBC/Peacock

Sat., October 2 2:30 p.m. Cincinnati NBC/Peacock

Sat., October 23 7:30 p.m. USC NBC/Peacock

Sat., October 30 7:30 p.m. North Carolina NBC/Peacock

Sat., November 6 3:30 p.m. Navy NBC/Peacock

Sat., November 20 2:30 p.m. Georgia Tech NBC/Peacock


Written by Bobby Burack

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  1. The spin on this is ridiculous. NBC feels that other content will do better on the flagship than an ND game vs Toledo. So they’ve chosen one of their other outlets. They’ve used NBCSN-only before for games. Trying to prop up Peacock? Try again….

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