Will the Green Bay Packers Be on TV in Hudson This Week?

St. Croix County is in the Minnesota media market, which means oftentimes Packers fans here are second-class citizens when it comes to Twin Cities TV channels. Find out whether you'll be able to see the Packers on TV this week.

In Hudson, the Vikings have priority over the Packers on TV, because we're in the Minneapolis-St. Paul media market. When both teams are playing at the same time on the same network, our TV channels will carry the Vikings game.

In 2012, Green Bay fans may miss out on seeing the Packers on TV five times up to five times. For those games, you may have to buy a special NFL package, listen on the radio, or head to a local sports bar.

Below is a rundown of the season's games for both the Packers and the Vikings, including the Comcast Digital channel on which they will appear.


Week 1

  • Jaguars at Vikings: Sunday, Sept. 9, Noon, CBS (4)
  • Packers vs 49ers: Sunday, Sept. 9, 3:25 p.m., FOX (9)

Week 2

  • Packers vs Chicago: Thursday, Sept. 13, 7:20 p.m., NFL Network (180/181)#
  • Vikings at Colts: Sunday, Sept. 16, Noon, FOX (9)

Week 3

  • Vikings vs 49ers: Sunday, Sept. 23, Noon, FOX (9)
  • Packers at Seahawks: Monday, Sept. 24, 7:20 p.m., ESPN (24/25)#

Week 4

  • Vikings at Lions: Sunday, Sept. 30, Noon, FOX (9)
  • Packers vs Saints: Sunday, Sept. 30, 3:25 p.m., FOX (9)

Week 5

  • Packers at Colts: Sunday, Oct. 7, Noon, not likely to be on KMSP due to NFL rules
  • Vikings vs Titans: Sunday, Oct. 7, 3:25 p.m., CBS (4)

Week 6

  • Vikings at Redskins: Sunday, Oct. 14, 3:25 p.m., FOX (9)
  • Packers at Texans: Sunday, Oct. 14, 7:20 p.m., NBC (11)

Week 7

  • Packers at Rams: Sunday, Oct. 21, Noon, Only on special NFL packages 
  • Vikings vs Cardinals: Sunday, Oct. 21, Noon, FOX (9)

Week 8

  • Vikings vs Buccaneers: Thursday, Oct. 25, NFL Network (180/181)#
  • Packers vs Jaguars: Sunday, Oct. 28, Noon, CBS (4)

Week 9

  • Packers vs Cardinals: Sunday, Nov. 4, Noon, not likely to be on WCCO due to NFL rules
  • Vikings at Seahawks: Sunday, Nov. 4, 3:25 p.m., CBS (4)

Week 10

  • Packers Bye
  • Vikings vs Lions: Sunday, Nov. 11, Noon, CBS (4)

Week 11

  • Packers at Lions: Sunday, Nov. 18, Noon, FOX (9)*
  • Vikings Bye

Week 12

  • Vikings at Bears: Sunday, Nov. 25, Noon, FOX (9)*
  • Packers at Giants: Sunday, Nov. 25, 7:20 p.m., NBC (11)*

Week 13

  • Packers vs Vikings: Sunday, Dec. 2, Noon, FOX (9)*

Week 14

  • Packers vs Lions: Sunday, Dec. 9, 7:20 p.m., NBC (11)*
  • Vikings vs Bears: Sunday, Dec. 9, Noon, FOX (9)*

Week 15

  • Packers at Chicago: Sunday, Dec. 16, Noon, Only on special NFL packages*
  • Vikings at Rams: Sunday, Dec. 16, Noon, FOX (9)*

Week 16

  • Packers vs Titans: Sunday, Dec. 23, Noon, not likely to be on WCCO due to NFL rules*
  • Vikings at Texans: Sunday, Dec. 23, Noon, FOX (9)*

Week 17

  • Packers at Vikings: Sunday, Dec. 30, Noon, FOX (9)*

* subject to flex scheduling
# requires cable package that includes this channel
All channel numbers are for Comcast Digital 
CBS, FOX and NBC games can be received over the air
TV scheduling is subject to blackout rules
Source: the506.com

Jennifer Fritsche September 09, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Just a heads up - you will need to subscribe to the NFL Network to watch the Sept.13th game in addition to the two other games mentioned - this probably should have been highlighted in the article.
Micheal Foley September 09, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Thanks for the info, Jennifer. I don't know much about cable TV at all. Let me know if you find any errors.
Micheal Foley September 09, 2012 at 05:27 PM
It looks like I was a bit too optimistic. It looks like as many as five Packers games may not be aired in our market. I made some adjustments to Weeks 5, 9 and 16 based on information that a Facebook user made me aware of. I will continue to update this post throughout the season as more blackout and flex scheduling information becomes clear.
Micheal Foley September 12, 2012 at 05:00 AM
I just removed some abusive comments on this thread. Please folks, no personal attacks. It's just football, and no matter who we're rooting for, we should keep it classy.
Sue Roegge November 26, 2012 at 10:36 PM
We'll have a Packer expert coming in this Sunday, 12/2 at 5. Bill Povletich's book is: Green Bay Packers, Trials,Triumphs and Traditions. Paperback from Wisconsin Historical Society Press. He'll be coming straight from the game to the store. www.chapter2books.com


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