Who is broadcasting Super Bowl 2022? A guide to the TV channel, announcers & more on Super Bowl 56 rights

Who is broadcasting Super Bowl 2022? A guide to the TV channel, announcers & more on Super Bowl 56 rights


No event draws more viewers in the United States than the Super Bowl. Every year, more than 100 million viewers turn on their TV to watch the AFC and NFC champions square off to determine the NFL’s title winner. The Super Bowl always consistently draws audience even though it’s not consistently on the same channel.

The NFL has a broadcast rights deal that allows three networks to share the Super Bowl rights. NBC, CBS and Fox alternate which network broadcasts the game every three years, though the cycle for the 2022 Super Bowl is a bit different, as NBC wanted to broadcast both the Super Bowl and Olympics, so it traded years with CBS.

As such, NBC will be showing the Super Bowl, and viewers will surely see a lot of promotions for the Winter Olympics.

The broadcast should be a strong one, as Al Michaels will be on the call for his 11th Super Bowl. He’ll be paired with Cris Collinsworth who will certainly be pounding home PFF stats and bringing his unique voice to the game.

Below, we’ve got more of what you need to know about the 2022 Super Bowl broadcast.

MORE: When is Super Bowl 56?

Who is broadcasting the Super Bowl in 2022?

NBC will broadcast Super Bowl 56 on Feb. 13, 2022. They are one of three networks, along with Fox and CBS, who agreed to a Super Bowl broadcast deal with the NFL in 2006. As such, they rotate which network gets to show the Super Bowl on a three-year basis.

The deal between the NFL and these three networks, which was first signed in 2006, was originally set to expire following Super Bowl 56. However, the NFL agreed on an extension of the deal through 2033 last March, so NBC, Fox and CBS will continue to be the home of the Super Bowl for another decade.

NBC was originally supposed to broadcast the Super Bowl in 2021, but they swapped spots with CBS and elected to broadcast 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 Feb. 4.

In Canada, the Super Bowl is being broadcast on TSN and CTV, and is also available to live stream on DAZN.

Below is the list of Super Bowls that have been broadcasted (and will be broadcasted) with the rotation set by the current TV agreement.

Super Bowl Broadcast network NFL season
Super Bowl 56 NBC 2021
Super Bowl 55 (Buccaneers vs. Chiefs) CBS 2020
Super Bowl 54 (49ers vs. Chiefs) Fox 2019
Super Bowl 53 (Rams vs. Patriots) CBS 2018
Super Bowl 52 (Eagles vs. Patriots) NBC 2017
Super Bowl 51 (Falcons vs. Patriots) Fox 2016
Super Bowl 50 (Panthers vs. Broncos) CBS 2015
Super Bowl 49 (Seahawks vs. Patriots) NBC 2014
Super Bowl 48 (Seahawks vs. Broncos) Fox 2013
Super Bowl 47 (49ers vs. Ravens) CBS 2012
Super Bowl 46 (Giants vs. Patriots) NBC 2011
Super Bowl 45 (Packers vs. Steelers) Fox 2010
Super Bowl 44 (Saints vs. Colts) CBS 2009
Super Bowl 43 (Cardinals vs. Steelers) NBC 2008
Super Bowl 42 (Giants vs. Patriots) Fox 2007
Super Bowl 41 (Bears vs. Colts) CBS 2006

How much does it cost to broadcast the Super Bowl?

The rights to the Super Bowl broadcast are not sold individually, at least not yet, so it’s hard to say exactly how much it costs to broadcast the Super Bowl. That said, we do know what the major networks are paying for NFL rights in general.

CBS, Fox and NBC all pay an excess of $2 billion to broadcast the NFL under the league’s new broadcast deal. Fox ($2.2 million) is the biggest spender, NBC ($2 billion) spends the least and CBS ($2.1 billion) ranks right in the middle. These numbers are more than double what each side paid under the previous deal.

Under the new TV agreement, 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, without including ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” payment. That said, it’s unclear what portion of that income specifically relates to the Super Bowl.

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Super Bowl announcers: Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth

Michaels and Collinsworth are the top NFL broadcast team for NBC, and they will call the Super Bowl on Feb. 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 pre-game show host during Super Bowl 19, but by the 22nd Super Bowl, he was firmly entrenched as a broadcaster. His partners have included Frank Gifford, Dan Dierdorf, Boomer Esiason, John Madden, and Collinsworth, with who he has previously worked three Super Bowls.

Meanwhile, Collinsworth is working his fourth Super Bowl game in the booth, though he also appeared on pre-game shows during his early days as a broadcaster. 

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This may be the last game for the Michaels/Collinsworth duo. Why? Because Michaels, 77, is set to be a free agent after the season and has drawn interest from major broadcasters like ESPN and Amazon to join their booths instead. Michaels hasn’t made an announcement about his future, but all signs point to him leaving NBC and Mike Tirico replacing him in the booth. 

Super Bowl sideline reporters: Michele Tafoya and Kathryn Tappen

Tafoya has served as the sideline reporter for “Sunday Night Football” since 2011, but this will be her last season with the program. This will be her fourth Super Bowl with NBC, though she worked the Super Bowl while at ABC in 2006. Michaels, then a 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 the successor for Tafoya and replaced her for a three-game stretch of the 2021 NFL season. She was on the sideline along with Tafoya during NBC’s divisional-round game, so it stands to reason she’ll do the same during the Super Bowl.

Tappen previously worked in-studio as part of NBC’s NHL coverage before ESPN bought the NHL broadcast rights ahead of the 2021-22 NHL season.

What channel is the Super Bowl on?

Super Bowl 56 will be broadcast nationally on NBC.

MORE: Live stream Super Bowl 56 on fuboTV (free trial)

Below are the top 40 TV markets in the United States and the local NBC affiliate for each.

Market NBC affiliate (digital/virtual channel)
New York WNBC (4)
Los Angeles KNBC (4)
Chicago WMAQ-TV (5)
Philadelphia WCAU (10)
Dallas-Ft. Worth KXAS-TV (5)
San Francisco/Bay area KNTV (11)
Washington D.C. WRC-TV (4)
Houston KPRC-TV (2)
Boston WBTS-CD (15)
Atlanta WXIA-TV (11)
Phoenix KPNX (12)
Tampa/St. Petersburg WFLA-TV (8)
Seattle KING-TV (5)
Detroit WDIV-TV (4)
Minneapolis-St. Paul KARE (11)
Miami WTVJ (6)
Denver KUSA-TV (9)
Orlando WESH (2)
Cleveland WKYC (3)
Sacramento KCRA-TV (3)
Charlotte WCNC-TV (36)
Portland KGW (8)
St. Louis KSDK (5)
Pittsburgh WPXI (11)
Baltimore WBAL-TV (11)
Raleigh-Durham WRAL-TV (5)
Nashville WSMV-TV (4)
San Diego KNSD (39)
Salt Lake City KSL-TV (5)
San Antonio WOAI-TV (4)
Kansas City KSHB-TV (41)
Columbus WCMH-TV (4)
Milwaukee WTMJ-TV (4)
Cincinnati WLWT (5)
Las Vegas KSNV (3)
Jacksonville WTLV (12)
Oklahoma City KFOR-TV (4)
New Orleans WDSU (6)
Memphis WMC-TV (5)
Buffalo WGRZ (2)





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