Super Bowl 56: A viewer's guide for getting you through Sunday

As usual, the Super Bowl between the Los Angeles Rams (and the Cincinnati Bengals) will be broadcast live from SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California on Sunday

Super Bowl 56: A viewer's guide for getting you through Sunday

This year's Super Bowl could be the most important, as it is the first time that the country's largest sporting event will take place at the same moment as the Winter Olympics. It is one of the largest events in the world.

These are some facts about the game and other Super Bowl-related programming on other networks.

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HOW MANY SUPER BOWLS DOES THIS INCLUDE FOR BENGALS AND RAMS?

The Rams are currently 1-3 and making their fifth Super Bowl appearance. This will be the Bengals' third appearance, but their first since 1989. In their previous trips, they lost to the San Francisco 49ers.

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WHICH NETWORK HAS THIS ANNUAL SUPER BOWL?

This is NBC's 20th Super Bowl broadcast, and it ranks second among all networks. CBS is leading with 21 viewers, followed by Fox (9), ABC (7) and NBC (9)

NBC aired four of the seven previous Super Bowls in Los Angeles. The last one was in 1993, when Dallas beat Buffalo. Both CBS and NBC aired Super Bowl I, which was held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

HOW DID NBC WIN THIS YEAR'S GAME

CBS initially had the game under the league's rotation of CBS, NBC, and FOX. However, NBC was able to trade spots in 2019. Last year's Super Bowl was carried by CBS from Tampa, instead of NBC. CBS refused to compete with the Olympics, while NBC could market to advertisers two major events.

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WHAT IS NBC'S SCHEDULE for SUNDAY?

All times are Eastern

8 a.m. 2022 Winter Olympics

Noon: NFL Films "Road to the Super Bowl".

1 p.m.: Super Bowl Pregame Show

Super Bowl Kickoff at 6:30 p.m.

10:45 p.m. : Winter Olympics Primetime

12 a.m.: Late Local News (West coast will continue with Olympics).

12:30 a.m.: Winter Olympics Prime Plus

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Who are the ANNOUNCERS OF NBC?

Cris Collinsworth and Al Michaels team up to play in their fourth Super Bowl. Michaels will be presenting the play-by-play for the eleventh time, which ties him to the late Pat Summerall. After his six previous Super Bowls with ABC, this is Michaels fifth Super Bowl for NBC. Collinsworth, who was a Bengals player for eight seasons, will be the fifth analyst. His first experience was in 2005 with Fox, when he was an analyst for the game between New England and Philadelphia.

Super Bowl TV rookies are Terry McAulay (rules analyst), and Kathryn Tappen (sideline reporter). They have referred three Super Bowls. Michele Tafoya, sideline reporter, is making her fifth Super Bowl appearance in her last appearance on NBC.

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HOW MANY CAMERAS WILL NBC USE TO PRESENT THE SUPER BOWL?

NBC will use 122 cameras. 11 cameras were used by NBC for the 1967 Super Bowl at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Fred Gaudelli, executive producer, stated that there will likely be 40 cameras to record the game and play.

NBC will also debut a new graphic look, a score bug, and a lot more virtual reality and augmented realities graphics.

Drew Esocoff, director of Gaudelli, are teaming up for their seventh Super Bowl and fifth together on NBC. They were the first two with ABC.

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THE OLYMPICS HOST IS ALSO PRESENTING THE SUPER BOWL PREGAME SHOW

Yes. Mike Tirico is performing double duty. On Monday night, he flew to Beijing to cover the Olympics. He will then fly to Stamford on Thursday and Los Angeles on Friday and Sunday.

Tirico will host Super Bowl's pre-game and postgame presentations of the Vince Lombardi trophy before moving to a set outside SoFi Stadium for Sunday's Olympics coverage.

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What are some notable features of NBC's PREGAME SHOW?

NBC News' Lester Holt and President Joe Biden will be seated during the 3 p.m. hour.

Interviews: Chris Simms with Rams Coach Sean McVay; Rodney Harrison, Rams Defensive Player Of The Year Aaron Donald; Maria Taylor, Rams QB Matthew Stafford, and Kelly; Tony Dungy, Bengals coach Zac Taylor; Drew Brees, Bengals QB Joe Burrow, Jac Collinsworth, Bengals DE Sam Hubbard.

Some key features: The Untold History of the Super Bowl With Peter King; Snoop Youth Football and the 1939 UCLA Football Team. Tim Layden writes an essay about the historical significance of the 1939 UCLA Football Team, which featured Jackie Robinson, Kenny Washington and Woody Strode.

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WHAT IF I WANT ONLY TO WATCH THE HALFTIME SHOW

A normal NFL game lasts 90 minutes. However, if there are many running plays, it can take up to 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. ET. It would be a good idea for you to tune in around 7 :40 p.m. to make sure you don't miss Dr. Dre or Snoop Dogg, Eminem and Mary J. Blige.

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WHAT IF I'M A CORD CUTTER, HOW DO I WATCH THE GAMES?

Peacock streaming from NBC will offer the game on OTT devices, services, smart TVs, and mobile devices. You can also access it free of charge on the NFL app/website and Yahoo Sports. NBC is also available on DirecTV Stream and Sling TV, Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV, fuboTV, and Hulu Stream.

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WHO HAS THE SPANISH LANGUE BROADCAST?

Telemundo will air the Super Bowl for the first time in Spanish-language. Pregame broadcasts begin at 5 p.m. ET with Ana Jurka and Miguel Gurwitz. Special guest Rolando Cantu is a former Arizona Cardinals offensive player. Carlos Mauricio Ramirez will call the game with Jorge Andres providing analysis.

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WHAT HAS NFL NETWORK PLANNED?

At 9 AM EST, NFL Network's 8-1/2 hour "NFL GameDay Morning” broadcast will air. Some of the highlights of the pregame:

9 a.m. hour: Steve Mariucci interviews Taylor.

10:00 a.m.: NFL 360's "Ode to South Central" is narrated and presented by Anthony Anderson.

11.30 a.m.: Mariucci interviews McVay. Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre talk to Mary J. Blige about their halftime performance.

12 p.m.: Kurt Warner interviews Burrow

1 p.m.: Warner interviews Stafford

4 p.m.: Channing Tatum and Mark Wahlberg join the show.

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ISN'T ESPN COMING TO PREGAME COVERAGE

At 10 AM, ESPN's four-hour program airs. ET. ET.

Ed Orgeron was a former LSU coach who won a national title with Burrow in 2019. He will be interviewed from the ESPN set at Disneyland.

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WILL THE GAME BE HEARD ON RADIO

Sirius XM Satellite Radio has four channels that are dedicated to the game: the Westwood One national feed and a Spanish-language channel. There will also be Rams and Bengals broadcasts.



 

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