List of Super Bowl broadcasters
The following is a list of Super Bowl broadcasters, that is, all of the national American television and radio networks and sports announcers that have broadcast the first four AFL-NFL World Championship Games and thereafter the championship games of the National Football League. It does not include any announcers who may have appeared on local radio broadcasts produced by the participating teams.
Originally alternated between the AFL's broadcaster (then NBC) and the NFL's broadcaster (then CBS), the game is now alternated between the three main broadcast television rightsholders of the NFL—CBS, Fox and NBC. CBS has televised the most Super Bowl games, with Super Bowl LIII as its 20th.
NBC originally had broadcasting rights for Super Bowl XXVI and CBS for Super Bowl XXVII, but the NFL allowed the networks to switch the two games in order to allow CBS a significant lead-in to its coverage of the 1992 Winter Olympics. Likewise, NBC was to air Super Bowl LV and CBS for Super Bowl LVI, but the two networks agreed to swap the broadcasting rights. Therefore, CBS will benefit from holding rights to the Super Bowl and the 2021 NCAA Final Four, and NBC will be allowed to pair its Super Bowl coverage with the 2022 Winter Olympics.
- ^Note 1 : Super Bowl I was simulcast on both CBS (at the time the sole NFL network) and NBC (the AFL network). From Super Bowl II onward, the networks began rotating exclusive coverage of the game on an annual basis. Super Bowls I–VI were blacked out in the television markets of the host cities, due to league restrictions then in place.
- ^Note 2 : The 1989 television contract (which was in effect) gave CBS Super Bowl XXVI instead of Super Bowl XXVII, which was in their rotation. The NFL swapped the CBS and NBC years in an effort to give CBS enough lead-in programming for the upcoming 1992 Winter Olympics two weeks later.
- ^Note 3 : The television contract for 1990-1993 had each network having one Super Bowl telecast of the first three games as part of the package. The fourth Super Bowl (XXVIII) was up for a separate sealed bid. NBC won the bid, and since they were last in the rotation for Super Bowl coverage in the regular contract, ended up with two straight Super Bowls. CBS is the only other network to televise two Super Bowls (I and II) in a row. It is also of note that Super Bowls XXVII and XXVIII are the only back-to-back Super Bowls to feature the same two teams (Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills).
- ^Note 4 : Michael Strahan was a last-minute substitute for the Vince Lombardi Trophy presentation ceremony, as Terry Bradshaw (who has normally covered the Lombardi Trophy presentation ceremonies for Super Bowls airing on Fox) left the New Jersey/New York area the day before Super Bowl XLVIII to fly home due to the death of his father.
- ^Note 5 : Under the 2013 television contract, Super Bowl LV was originally assigned to NBC, while Super Bowl LVI was originally assigned to CBS. In March 2019, CBS agreed to trade Super Bowl LVI to NBC in exchange for Super Bowl LV so that the former would not have to compete against the 2022 Winter Olympics.
- Bucholtz, Andrew (March 13, 2019). "NBC trades 2021 Super Bowl to CBS for 2022 edition, letting them pair Super Bowl LVI with the Winter Olympics". AwfulAnnouncing.com. Retrieved December 10, 2019.
- Super Bowl XXIX (1995) home page at Hollywood.com
- Super Bowl XXIII (1989) home page at Hollywood.com
- "Super Bowl XXIV (1990) home page at Hollywood.com". Archived from the original on July 7, 2008. Retrieved 2009-10-06.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
- Super Bowl XXV (1991) home page at Hollywood.com
- Super Bowl XXVI (1992) home page at Hollywood.com
- Super Bowl XXVII (1993) home page at Hollywood.com
- Super Bowl XXX (1996) home page at Hollywood.com
- The Fox Sports Special: XXXI Superbowl (sic) Green Bay vs. New England (1997)
- Super Bowl XXXII (1998) home page at Hollywood.com
- Super Bowl XXXIII (1999) home page at Hollywood.com
- "Super Bowl XXXIV (2000) home page at Hollywood.com". Archived from the original on April 17, 2008. Retrieved 2009-10-06.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
- "Super Bowl XXXV (2001) home page at Hollywood.com". Archived from the original on April 3, 2008. Retrieved 2009-10-06.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
- Super Bowl XXXVI (2002) home page at Hollywood.com
- "Super Bowl XXXVII (2003) home page at Hollywood.com". Archived from the original on July 19, 2008. Retrieved 2009-10-06.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
- "NBC presents Super Bowl I". NBC Sports History Page.
- Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News breaks down the Super Bowl by play-by-play announcer.
- Only 11 have called TV's biggest game - Times Union
- Pat Summerall and John Madden top list of greatest broadcast booths in Super Bowl history - NY Daily News
- SUPER BOWL BROADCASTERS HISTORY (1967-2013)
- Ranking the best and worst Super Bowl announcers, from John Madden to Phil Simms
- Ranking every Super Bowl broadcast announcer
- The best of the best; ranking all-time top Super Bowl play-by-play voices; From Al Michaels to Ray Scott