Yup. Which is another reason why they should consider moving the game to Saturday night. People would be willing to stay up and watch those shows they want to push if they didn't have to get up early the next day.
I can only figure that the league and the nets figure that ratings would be down on a Saturday night, leading to less revenue from advertisers. Guess they've never seen what people watch in bars and restaurants during college football season.
I live about an hour from Baton Rouge, but I've been there enough on Saturday nights to know that EVERY TV in EVERY restaurant is on ESPN or Tigervision when LSU is playing, and it's the same in New Orleans for the Saints. People will watch it, but they haven't figured that out yet.
The game will be over by halftime when the Pats are up 21-3. People who want to sleep will be able to go to bed early.