no event draws more viewers in the united states than the super bowl. Each year, more than 100 million viewers turn on their televisions to watch the AFC and NFC champions square off to determine the winner of the NFL title. the super bowl always draws viewers consistently, even if it’s not constantly broadcast on the same channel.
The NFL has a broadcast rights agreement that allows three networks to share the rights to the Super Bowl. nbc, cbs, and fox alternate which network airs the game every three years, although the cycle for the 2022 super bowl is a bit different, as nbc wanted to air both the super bowl and the olympics, so it swapped years with cbs .
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As such, NBC will show the Super Bowl, and viewers are sure to see plenty of promotions for the Winter Olympics.
The stream should be strong as al michaels will be on the call for his 11th super bowl. He will be paired with Cris Collinsworth, who will no doubt be hitting the pff stats at home and bringing his unique voice to the game.
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who is broadcasting the super bowl in 2022?
nbc will broadcast super bowl 56 on february 2nd. 13, 2022. They are one of three networks, along with Fox and CBS, that agreed to a Super Bowl broadcast deal with the NFL in 2006. As such, they rotate which network gets to show the Super Bowl every three years. .
The deal between the NFL and these three networks, which was first signed in 2006, was originally set to expire after Super Bowl 56. However, the NFL agreed to an extension of the deal through 2033 last March, so NBC, fox and cbs will remain the home of the super bowl for another decade.
nbc was originally supposed to air the super bowl in 2021, but they traded places with cbs and chose to air it this year. The goal was to allow NBC to cross-promote the Super Bowl with its coverage of the 2022 Winter Olympics, which begin on February 1. 4.
in canada, the super bowl airs on tsn and ctv, and is also available for live streaming on dazn.
Below is the list of Super Bowls that have aired (and will air) with the rotation set by the current television deal.
how much does it cost to broadcast the super bowl?
Super Bowl broadcast rights aren’t being sold individually, at least not yet, so it’s hard to say exactly how much it costs to stream the Super Bowl. That said, we know how much major networks pay for NFL rights in general.
cbs, fox and nbc pay an excess of $2 billion to broadcast the nfl under the league’s new broadcast deal. Fox ($2.2 million) spends the most, NBC ($2 billion) spends the least, and CBS ($2.1 billion) falls right in the middle. these numbers are more than double what each party paid in the previous agreement.
Under the new TV deal, Amazon Prime will pay $1 billion to take over the “Thursday Night Football” window exclusively. That’s a combined $7.3 billion to broadcast just one full NFL season, not including ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” payout. That said, it’s unclear how much of that revenue is specifically related to the Super Bowl.
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super bowl announcers: al michaels and cris collinsworth
michaels and collinsworth are the best nfl broadcast team for nbc, and they will call the super bowl on february 2nd. 13 at sofi stadium in inglewood, fla.
This will mark Michaels’ 11th Super Bowl as a play-by-play voice. He first worked as a pregame show host during Super Bowl 19, but by Super Bowl 22, he was firmly established as a broadcaster. His associates include Frank Gifford, Dan Dierdorf, Boomer Esiason, John Madden and Collinsworth, with whom he previously worked on three Super Bowls.
Meanwhile, Collinsworth is working on his fourth Super Bowl game in the booth, though he also appeared on pregame shows during his early days as a broadcaster.
this may be the last game for the michaels/collinsworth duo. why? Because Michaels, 77, will become a free agent after the season and has attracted interest from major broadcasters like ESPN and Amazon to join his booth. Michaels hasn’t made any announcements about his future, but it looks like he’ll be leaving NBC and Mike Tirico will replace him in the booth.
secondary super bowl reporters: michele tafoya and kathryn tappen
Tafoya has been a sideline reporter for “Sunday Night Football” since 2011, but this will be her final season on the show. This will be her fourth Super Bowl with NBC, although she did work on the Super Bowl while at ABC in 2006. Michaels, then part of the ABC/ESPN family, was also a part of that game, so it will mark their fifth Super Bowl together. .
Tappen is presumably Tafoya’s successor and replaced her for a three-game stretch of the 2021 NFL season. She was on the sidelines along with Tafoya during NBC’s divisional round game, so it stands to reason that she would do the same during the Super Bowl.
tappen previously worked at the studio as part of nbc’s nhl coverage before espn purchased the nhl broadcast rights ahead of the 2021-22 nhl season.
what channel is the super bowl on?
super bowl 56 will air nationally on nbc.
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Below are the top 40 television markets in the United States and the local NBC affiliate for each.