Super Bowl LVIII is set to be aired on Nickelodeon for the first time ever tonight. The game will see the Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers, and it will be broadcast on Nickelodeon in addition to the traditional game-day telecast. The parent company of both CBS Sports and Nickelodeon is Paramount Global.
The telecast will combine animation and graphics with the traditional game-day telecast, bringing a unique twist to the viewing experience. Popular characters from the cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants are set to join the telecast live, including Sandy Cheeks, voiced by Carolyn Lawrence, who can be seen in promotional photos on a real-life football field.
SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star will call the game alongside CBS Sports analyst Nate Burleson and play-by-play announcer Noah Eagle. Larry the Lobster will also provide live commentary during the game.
In addition to providing live coverage of Super Bowl LVIII, Nickelodeon has been airing “NFL Slimetime” since 2021, a weekly show hosted by Burleson and child actor Dylan Gilmore. The duo will report live from Allegiant Stadium during the game.
If you’re watching Super Bowl LVIII with kids, this Nickelodeon broadcast could be just what you need to make their night special!