Fans of Super Bowl ads can already mark their calendar and pencil in two Super Bowl Commercial Shows on CBS coming in February.
Super Bowl 50 will take place on February 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, at the Levi's Stadium. The anniversary Super Bowl has advertisers already excited and the ad slots priced at $5 million should be all sold by now. Early November CBS said that the TV network has almost sold out all slots.
CBS will not only broadcast the Super Bowl 2016, but also has announced not one, but two Shows about Super Bowl Commercials.
First up is Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials 2016. The show will air on Tuesday, Feb. 2 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Celebrating 50 years of great Super Bowl commercials with a top 50 countdown will be hosted by Boomer Esiason, analyst for CBS Sports' NFL pre-game show Thee NFL Today, and Katharine McPhee, star of the CBS drama Scorpion.
On Saturday, Feb. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) the Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials All-Star Countdown hosted by ET's co-host Kevin Frazier will air from Pier 48 in San Francisco. The special will be a Super Bowl Commercial celebration where Frazier will take viewers through the top 10 spots revealed in the Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials 2016 show and offer sneak peeks of the highly anticipated Super Bowl 50 commercials.
Editors and writers of Time, Inc. publications, including Jess Cagle, editorial director at People, Dalton Ross, executive editor-at-large at Entertainment Weekly, Daniel Roberts, writer at Fortune, Susie Poppick, associate editor at Money, Sean Gregory, senior writer at Time, and Richard Deitsch, senior editor at Sports Illustrated, as the Time Inc. Editorial Blue-Ribbon Panel in charge of ranking the 50 Super Bowl Commercials from spots 50 - 3.
The top two commercials will be posted on CBS.com at 8:00 PM, ET/5:00 PM, PT at which time viewers can vote for the greatest commercial of all time. The winner will be revealed live during the east coast broadcast at 10:00 PM, ET.
CBS is the lucky TV network to broadcast Super Bowl 50. The Super Bowl 2016 game will be preceded by a weeklong series of public events held throughout the Bay Area. The Super Bowl City fan village, the NFL Experience and the Media Center will be hosted in San Francisco. Read the latest Super Bowl 50 News.