The NFL made an interesting announcement today that may be flying under the radar, but shows that their quest for world domination is still moving forward. For the 2015 NFL season, all three games that are played in London will kick off at 9:30 AM ET. That means there will be three quadrupleheaders played during the season with non-stop NFL action from 9:30 in the morning till almost midnight.
NFL finalizes London schedule for 2015:
10/4 – NYJ vs MIA 930a ET
10/25 – BUF vs JAX 930a ET
11/1 – DET vs KC 930a ET
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) January 22, 2015
None of those games look particularly attractive, Lions-Chiefs is the best of the bunch, but that’s not really the point here. The point is that the NFL will get an extra three nationally televised broadcast windows. And the point is that people will watch. The league tried this once in 2014 with Lions-Falcons broadcasted nationally on Fox at 9:30 AM where the game drew a 6.6 rating. It’s just another way to get another game to a national audience. And if a team ever does get planted in London full-time, you can bet Breakfast at Wembley with the NFL will become a regular thing. At least it would mean a break from pregame shows.