The Tremendous Bowl is the most-watched occasion on TV in america, with greater than 100 million viewers tuning in yearly. There is no cause to count on the 2021 version of the occasion to be any completely different, particularly with fan restrictions in place on account of COVID-19. So get that tv tuned to the best channel, sit again and benefit from the recreation.
Three networks — CBS, Fox and NBC — are in settlement with the NFL to rotate the broadcasts between their channels in three-year sequences. Issues have gone a bit out of flip for 2021 as a result of Olympics, which we’ll get into extra under, so it will be CBS exhibiting the Tremendous Bowl this time round.
If you need one cause to get enthusiastic about that, it is Tony Romo. Extensively considered the highest colour commentator within the NFL, the previous Cowboys quarterback brings an enthusiasm to broadcasts that few others match whereas additionally offering a excessive degree of experience.
CBS will even certainly plug its annual rights to the NCAA Event, in any other case referred to as March Insanity, which ought to convey one of many most-known jingles in all of sports activities out throughout the Tremendous Bowl, too.
Beneath, we have extra of what you should know in regards to the 2021 Super Bowl broadcast.
Who’s broadcasting the Tremendous Bowl in 2021?
CBS will broadcast the Tremendous Bowl on Feb. 7, 2021. That is on account of being certainly one of three networks (Fox and NBC the others) who agreed to a take care of the NFL in 2006 to rotate the Tremendous Bowl between the three channels.
That 2006 deal is about to run out following the 2022 Tremendous Bowl, which makes this the final Tremendous Bowl broadcast on CBS below the present rights deal. As a result of CBS was beforehand concerned in Tremendous Bowl broadcasts, this would be the twenty first time the large recreation is proven on CBS.
The 2021 Tremendous Bowl was initially lined as much as be broadcast on NBC, however they swapped locations with CBS and can as an alternative broadcast the Tremendous Bowl in 2022. That enables NBC to cross promote the Tremendous Bowl with its protection of the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Beneath is the record of Tremendous Bowls which have been broadcasted (and will likely be broadcasted) with the rotation set by the present TV settlement.
|Tremendous Bowl||Broadcast community||NFL season|
|Tremendous Bowl 56||NBC||2021|
|Tremendous Bowl 55||CBS||2020|
|Tremendous Bowl 54 (49ers vs. Chiefs)||Fox||2019|
|Tremendous Bowl 53 (Rams vs. Patriots)||CBS||2018|
|Tremendous Bowl 52 (Eagles vs. Patriots)||NBC||2017|
|Tremendous Bowl 51 (Falcons vs. Patriots)||Fox||2016|
|Tremendous Bowl 50 (Panthers vs. Broncos)||CBS||2015|
|Tremendous Bowl 49 (Seahawks vs. Patriots)||NBC||2014|
|Tremendous Bowl 48 (Seahawks vs. Broncos)||Fox||2013|
|Tremendous Bowl 47 (49ers vs. Ravens)||CBS||2012|
|Tremendous Bowl 46 (Giants vs. Patriots)||NBC||2011|
|Tremendous Bowl 45 (Packers vs. Steelers)||Fox||2010|
|Tremendous Bowl 44 (Saints vs. Colts)||CBS||2009|
|Tremendous Bowl 43 (Cardinals vs. Steelers)||NBC||2008|
|Tremendous Bowl 42 (Giants vs. Patriots)||Fox||2007|
|Tremendous Bowl 41 (Bears vs. Colts)||CBS||2006|
The subsequent spherical of NFL negotiations with the published powers for the Tremendous Bowl might be essentially the most profitable ever. ABC/ESPN, owned by Disney, might search to get into the rotation with an enormous bid. And Amazon has been nudging its means into NFL broadcasting lately and will make a play on some type of digital Tremendous Bowl broadcast rights, too.
How a lot does it value to broadcast the Tremendous Bowl?
The Tremendous Bowl broadcast rights are packaged with different broadcasts and never bought individually, so there’s not a straight reply to this query.
CBS reportedly pays $1 billion for its package deal of video games that features Sunday video games throughout the common season together with a spot within the Tremendous Bowl broadcast rotation.
Fox reportedly pays essentially the most, with $1.1 billion getting it a package deal of Sunday video games, a share of “Thursday Night time Soccer” and a spot broadcasting the Tremendous Bowl. And NBC reportedly pays $950 million, which will get it “Sunday Night time Soccer” and Tremendous Bowl rights within the rotation.
Not like the three networks’ offers with the NFL, ESPN’s present contract expires after 2021 and never after 2022. Which means it might be sophisticated for Disney to barter for Tremendous Bowl rights as a part of its subsequent package deal, though that would speed up the general negotiation for anybody who needs a chunk of the Tremendous Bowl pie, which can certainly be as costly as ever.
Tremendous Bowl announcers: Jim Nantz and Tony Romo
Nantz and Romo are CBS’ high NFL broadcast crew and can name Tremendous Bowl 55 from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
This would be the sixth Tremendous Bowl with Nantz on play-by-play duties. He first referred to as the large recreation in 2007, and the primary 4 of his profession had been referred to as with Phil Simms as his colour commentator. Nantz referred to as his first Tremendous Bowl with Romo in 2019, when the Patriots beat the Rams.
Romo is the highest-paid colour commentator in sports activities, with him reportedly making $17 million per season. In keeping with Spotrac, Romo solely made greater than that in 4 of his NFL seasons as a quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys.
The “Romo Recreation” every week throughout the common season is regarded ahead to by many soccer followers, who admire Romo’s mix of enthusiasm and humor paired with a capability to clarify the sport for the viewers. He is additionally recognized for studying the sphere and calling performs earlier than they occur.
Tremendous Bowl sideline reporters: Tracy Wolfson, Evan Washburn and Jay Feely
Wolfson is the same old sideline reporter for the Nantz and Romo crew. This would be the fourth Tremendous Bowl she’s on the sideline for. Wolfson joined Nantz’s crew for NFL video games in 2014.
This would be the third Tremendous Bowl broadcast for Washburn. He joined CBS in 2014 and was part of the decision for Tremendous Bowls in 2016 and 2019.
Feely is a former NFL kicker who supplies each kicking insights and different commentary throughout video games for CBS. He, like Washburn, assisted on the decision for the video games in 2016 and 2019. Feely made 332 discipline targets in an NFL profession spanning from 2001 to 2014, which ranks him twenty fifth all-time in that class.
What channel is the Tremendous Bowl on?
Tremendous Bowl 55 will likely be broadcast nationally on CBS.
Beneath are the highest 40 TV markets within the Unites States and the native CBS affiliate for every.
|Market||Fox affiliate (digital/digital channel)|
|New York||WCBS (2)|
|Los Angeles||KCBS (2)|
|Dallas-Ft. Value||KTVT (11)|
|San Francisco/Bay space||KPIX (5)|
|Washington D.C.||WUSA (9)|
|Tampa/St. Petersburg||TWSP (10)|
|Minneapolis-St. Paul||WCCO-TV (4)|
|St. Louis||KMOV (4)|
|San Diego||KMFB (8)|
|Salt Lake Metropolis||KUTV (2)|
|San Antonio||KENS (5)|
|Las Vegas||KLAS-TV (8)|
|Oklahoma Metropolis||KWTV-DT (9)|
|New Orleans||WWL-TV (4)|