Thursday Night Football’s move from FOX to Amazon Prime may have created some confusion at the beginning of last season, but in the end, an average of about 9.5 million viewers watched each game. Although that’s down from the 2021 ratings (which averaged just over 13 million viewers), it’s a win for the NFL, thanks to the deep pockets of Amazon. As The Athletic puts it, “Even with a loss of nearly 4 million viewers on Thursdays year over year, the NFL got a pay hike to $1.2 billion this season for the TNF streaming package.” In football parlance, revenue is up and it’s good.
Still, for DISH subscribers who are accustomed to watching all games on local channels, there may be some lingering confusion on how to watch Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime. No worries, we’re here to explain everything you need to know about watching Thursday Night Football with DISH. Not a DISH subscriber? Follow this link to find the best offer and subscribe to DISH today!
How to Watch Thursday Night Football with DISH
The first thing to know about Thursday Night Football games is that if your local NFL team is playing in one, you will be able to watch it on one of your local channels (the network varies by market but will always be one of the channels that carries NFL games on Sundays). So if you’re thinking of signing up for Amazon Prime just to see your local team play one or two games on TNF, don’t bother.
On the other hand, if you’re the type of person that does a lot of online shopping, you should definitely sign up for Amazon Prime. Not only will you get special shipping offers and discounts at both Amazon and Whole Foods, but you’ll be able to access Prime Video, the company’s streaming service and home to TNF. You can purchase Prime Video as a standalone streaming service for $8.99 per month, or get an Amazon Prime membership for $14.99 monthly or $139 annually (student discounts are also available).
Once you’ve activated your Prime subscription, you can access the app directly from your internet-connected DISH Hopper or Joey. Simply say “Amazon Prime Video” into your voice remote, hit the “Home” button on your remote to access the app from the home screen, or tune to channel 301. Once you’ve launched the app, follow the prompts to sign into your Amazon account. Follow this link for more information on how to watch Amazon Prime Video with DISH.
Who is the Thursday Night Football broadcasting team?
The Thursday Night Football crew is the same in 2023 as it was for Amazon’s inaugural season. Broadcasting legend Al Michaels will do play-by-play, while 14-time Emmy-winner Kirk Herbstreit will serve as game analyst, and Kaylee Hartung does sideline reports. For the wraparound show before and after the game, Charissa Thompson is returning to host, alongside analysts Tony Gonzalez, Richard Sherman, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Andrew Whitworth.
2023 Thursday Night Football Schedule
All games begin at 8:15pm ET unless otherwise noted
* Preseason game – Thursday, Aug. 24 – Indianapolis Colts at Philadelphia Eagles
Week 2 – Sept. 14 – Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles
Week 3 – Sept. 21 – New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers
Week 4 – Sept. 28 – Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers
Week 5 – Oct. 5 – Chicago Bears at Washington Commanders
Week 6 – Oct. 12 – Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs
Week 7 – Oct. 19 – Jacksonville Jaguars at New Orleans Saints
Week 8 – Oct. 26 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Buffalo Bills
Week 9 – Nov. 2 – Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers
Week 10 – Nov. 9 – Carolina Panthers at Chicago Bears
Week 11 – Nov. 16 – Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens
Week 12 (Black Friday) – Friday, Nov. 24 – Miami Dolphins at New York Jets
Week 13 – Nov. 30 – Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys
Week 14 – Dec. 7 – New England Patriots at Pittsburgh Steelers
Week 15 – Dec. 14 – Los Angeles Chargers at Las Vegas Raiders
Week 16 – Dec. 21 – New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Rams
Week 17 – Dec. 28 – New York Jets at Cleveland Browns