The Super Bowl is the biggest American sporting event by far. Read on to see which network will be broadcasting this year’s big game.
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It’s finally time. In just a matter of hours, we all will become witness to what’s been anticipated as the best Super Bowl matchup ever. It’s the 55th edition of the game, but will be the first featuring a team playing in their home stadium.
The Buccaneers, led by 6-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady, will take on the defending champion Chiefs in front of 22,000 fans at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay.
The game has been hyped enough, and deservedly so. Needless to say, any network would be eager to get the broadcast rights to such a monumental moment in NFL history.
What Channel is the Super Bowl be on?
Super Bowl LV will be broadcast on CBS, with kickoff at 6:30pm E.T. The league rotates the broadcast rights each year between the 3 major networks: CBS, NBC, and FOX.
Originally, NBC was supposed to show the game but after a deal made prior to the season, the game fell into the hands of CBS. The last time CBS broadcasted the big game was Super Bowl 53 when Tom Brady’s Patriots beat the Rams in the notoriously boring 13-3 game.
Before that, they had Super Bowl 50 where the Broncos beat the Panthers 24-10. It was also Peyton Manning’s last NFL game. Both of these were relatively uninteresting, however CBS also had Super Bowl 47, or the famous “blackout game.”
Whatever happens in Tampa on Sunday, the viewership is bound to be high. Looks like that pre-season deal with NBC might just pay off.
Teams: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Venue: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Bay
Commentators: Jim Nantz and Tony Romo
Half-time show: The Weeknd