Super Bowl Broadcasters

The list of television broadcasters for the Super Bowl has really changed throughout the years. A big reason for that is the fact that the National Football League rotates the rights to televise the Super Bowl on an annual basis to CBS, FOX and NBC.

The network that televises the Super Bowl is determined by TV contracts that get negotiated by the NFL every 4-8 years. In recent years, it has been Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth teaming up with NBC, Jim Nantz and Phil Simms calling for CBS, and Joe Buck and Troy Aikman handling the duties for FOX.

In Super Bowl XLVII between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens, both Nantz and Simms had to deal with some pretty tough circumstances. There was a 34-minute blackout in the Superdome in New Orleans, so Nantz and Simms had to be creative with how they handled it. I believe they did an excellent job all things considered.

Michaels will be handling the play-by-play with Collinsworth as the color commentator for the 2015 Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks.  Michele Tafoya will once again be on the sidelines giving her reports from both teams.

Complete List of Super Bowl Broadcasters

Super Bowl Date Network Announcer Commentator Sideline Reporters
I * Jan. 15, 1967 CBS/NBC CBS: Ray Scott &
Jack Whitaker NBC: Curt Gowdy
CBS: Frank Gifford NBC: Paul Christmas CBS: Pat Summerall NBC: Charlie Jones
II Jan. 14, 1968 CBS Ray Scott Pat Summerall and Jack Kemp Frank Gifford and Jack Whitaker
III Jan. 12, 1969 NBC Curt Gowdy Kyle Rote and Al DeRogatis Jim Simpson
IV Jan. 11, 1970 CBS Jack Buck Pat Summerall and Frank Gifford Jack Whitaker
V Jan. 17, 1971 NBC Curt Gowdy Kyle Rote Bill Enis
VI Jan. 16, 1972 CBS Ray Scott Pat Summerall
VII Jan. 14, 1973 NBC Curt Gowdy Al DeRogatis Bill Enis
VIII Jan. 13, 1974 CBS Ray Scott Pat Summerall and Bart Starr Tom Brookshier
IX Jan. 12, 1975 NBC Curt Gowdy Al DeRogatis and Don Meredith Charlie Jones
X Jan. 18, 1976 CBS Pat Summerall Tom BrookshierHank Stram Jack Whitaker
XI Jan. 9, 1977 NBC Curt Gowdy Don Meredith
XII Jan. 15, 1978 CBS Pat Summerall Tom Brookshier Paul Hornung and Nick Buoniconti
XIII Jan. 21, 1979 NBC Curt Gowdy John Brodie and Merlin Olsen
XIV Jan. 20, 1980 CBS Pat Summerall Tom Brookshier
XV Jan. 25, 1981 NBC Dick Enberg Merlin Olsen John Brodie and Len Dawson
XVI Jan. 24, 1982 CBS Pat Summerall John Madden Irv Cross and Phyllis George
XVII Jan. 30, 1983 NBC Dick Enberg Merlin Olsen Bill Macatee
XVIII Jan. 22, 1984 CBS Pat Summerall John Madden
XIX Jan. 20, 1985 ABC Frank Gifford Don Meredith and Joe Theismann
XX Jan. 26, 1986 NBC Dick Enberg Merlin Olsen and Bob Griese
XXI Jan. 25, 1987 CBS Pat Summerall John Madden Irv Cross and Will McDonough
XXII Jan. 31, 1988 ABC Al Michaels Frank Gifford and Dan Dierdorf Jack Whitaker , Jim Hill and Becky Dixon
XXIII Jan. 22, 1989 NBC Dick Enberg Merlin Olsen Jim Gray
XXIV Jan. 28, 1990 CBS Pat Summerall John Madden Irv Cross and Will McDonough
XXV Jan. 27, 1991 ABC Al Michaels Frank Gifford and Dan Dierdorf Lynn Swann and Jack Arute
XXVI Jan. 26, 1992 CBS Pat Summerall John Madden Lesley Visser and Pat O’Brien
XXVII Jan. 31, 1993 NBC Dick Enberg Bob Trumpy O. J. Simpson and Todd Christensen
XXVIII Jan. 30, 1994 NBC Dick Enberg Bob Trumpy O. J. Simpson and Will McDonough
XXIX Jan. 29, 1995 ABC Al Michaels Frank Gifford and Dan Dierdorf Lynn Swann and Lesley Visser
XXX Jan. 28, 1996 NBC Dick Enberg Phil Simms and Paul Maguire Jim Gray and Will McDonough
XXXI Jan. 26, 1997 Fox Pat Summerall John Madden Ron Pitts and Bill Maas
XXXII Jan. 25, 1998 NBC Dick Enberg Phil Simms and Paul Maguire Jim Gray and John Dockery
XXXIII Jan. 31, 1999 Fox Pat Summerall John Madden Ron Pitts and Bill Maas
XXXIV Jan. 30, 2000 ABC Al Michaels Boomer Esiason Lesley Visser and Lynn Swann
XXXV Jan. 28, 2001 CBS Greg Gumbel Phil Simms Armen Keteyian and Bonnie Bernstein
XXXVI Feb. 3, 2002 Fox Pat Summerall John Madden Pam Oliver and Ron Pitts
XXXVII Jan. 26, 2003 ABC Al Michaels John Madden Melissa Stark and Lynn Swann
XXXVIII Feb. 1, 2004 CBS Greg Gumbel Phil Simms Armen Keteyian and Bonnie Bernstein
XXXIX Feb. 6, 2005 Fox Joe Buck Troy Aikman and Cris Collinsworth Pam Oliver and Chris Myers
XL Feb. 5, 2006 ABC Al Michaels John Madden Michele Tafoya and Suzy Kolber
XLI Feb. 4, 2007 CBS Jim Nantz Phil Simms Lesley Visser , Sam Ryan , Steve Tasker and Solomon Wilcots
XLII Feb. 3, 2008 Fox Joe Buck Troy Aikman Pam Oliver and Chris Myers
XLIII Feb. 1, 2009 NBC Al Michaels John Madden Andrea Kremer and Alex Flanagan
XLIV Feb. 7, 2010 CBS Jim Nantz Phil Simms Steve Tasker and Solomon Wilcots
XLV Feb. 6, 2011 Fox Joe Buck Troy Aikman Pam Oliver and Chris Myers
XLVI Feb. 5, 2012 NBC Al Michaels Cris Collinsworth Michele Tafoya
XLVII Feb. 3, 2013 CBS Jim Nantz Phil Simms Steve Tasker and Solomon Wilcots
XLVIII Feb. 2, 2014 Fox Joe Buck Troy Aikman Pam Oliver and Erin Andrews
XLIX Feb. 1, 2015 NBC Al Michaels Cris Collinsworth Michele Tafoya

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