Football’s biggest day is on its way!
On Sunday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. ET, the San Francisco 49ers will face the Kansas City Chiefs at Allegiant Stadium in Super Bowl LVIII, but this year will be the first that offers an alternative viewing experience, one focused on family.
Super Bowl LVIII will air on CBS, while a kid-friendly version airs on Nickelodeon simultaneously.
Here’s what to know.
How to watch Nickelodeon’s Super Bowl
Paramount’s multiplatform approach will include traditional live coverage of Super Bowl LVIII on CBS with streaming options on Paramount+ and on mobile with NFL+ as well as Nickelodeon’s version of Super Bowl LVIII airing at the same time (6:30 p.m. ET) on Sunday, Feb. 11.
Nickelodeon’s Super Bowl experience will be available for streaming on Paramount+ as well.
The broadcast will be made available in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand on a delayed schedule.
How to get Nickelodeon in time for the big game
If you don’t have Nickelodeon on cable TV, and if you don’t have a Paramount+ subscription, you may still have access to this special Super Bowl coverage if you have one of the following services:
- Hulu with Live TV
- Fubo TV
- YouTube TV
- DirecTV Stream
- Xfinity Choice TV or Spectrum TV Choice
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What to expect from Nickelodeon’s Super Bowl broadcast
Nickelodeon’s broadcast, dubbed “Super Bowl LVIII Live from Bikini Bottom” will feature “advanced augmented reality, bringing the historic Slime-filled telecast to SpongeBob SquarePants’ undersea home,” Paramount’s news release states.
In an epic kickoff, the SpongeBob SquarePants crew will perform “Sweet Victory” by David Glen Eisley.
An animated SpongeBob SquarePants (voiced by Tom Kenny) and Patrick Star (voiced by Bill Fagerbakke) will join CBS Sports analyst Nate Burleson and announcer Noah Eagle for updates during the game.
While Larry the Lobster (voiced by Mr. Lawrence) provides live commentary and Sandy Cheeks (voiced by Carolyn Lawrence) acts as a reporter on the field, according to the release.
NFL Slimetime’s Young Dylan and Dylan Schefter will be reporting live from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, and Nickelodeon is throwing in some guest appearances as well. A few of those include Dora the Explorer (voiced by Diana Zermeño) along with her companion Boots (voiced by Asher Colton Spence) and entertainment provided by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
As for the half time show, young fans will get to enjoy Usher’s performance alongside their parents. The Apple Music Half Time Show will remain the same.
Nickelodeon broadcasts after the game
The Super Bowl hype continues long after the game is over with the following events:
- NFL Slimetime “Super Bowl LVIII Slimelights” – On Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. ET SpongeBob SquarePants will recap the highlights and Slimelights from the biggest night in sports, which will air in the UK, New Zealand and Australia the following day.
- NFL Slimetime “Post-Super Bowl” – On Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m. ET Young Dylan and Dylan Schefter will wrap up season 3 of their show with a recap of Super Bowl LVIII.
Nickelodeon’s previous broadcasts
The first broadcast featured the NFC wild-card game between the New Orleans Saints and the Chicago Bears, which was watched by an average of 2 million fans.
Nickelodeon produced a slime-filled special on Christmas Day 2023 that streamed the game between the Las Vegas Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs alongside special guest appearances and family fun.
Elizabeth Flores contributed to this story.