On February 11, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. ET, parents and kids watching the Super Bowl may have an exciting alternative to the traditional telecast. Nickelodeon will be broadcasting an unprecedented alternate telecast that is tailored for younger football fans. The game between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers in Las Vegas will be played on a kid’s television channel.
This unique collaboration between Nickelodeon and CBS Sports has been made possible by Paramount Global, which owns both channels. The telecast will combine animation and graphics with a traditional game-day telecast, making it an interactive experience that combines both football and fun.
The popular characters from SpongeBob SquarePants will join the telecast live, including Sandy Cheeks voiced by Carolyn Lawrence and Larry the Lobster voiced by Mr. Lawrence. SpongeBob SquarePants will be calling the game alongside Patrick Star, who is also voiced by Bill Fagerbakke, human CBS Sports analyst Nate Burleson and play-by-play announcer Noah Eagle.
Nickelodeon has been airing “NFL Slimetime” since 2021, which is a weekly show hosted by Burleson and child actor Dylan Gilmore. This Super Bowl broadcast promises to be an unforgettable event for both kids and sports fans alike as they tune in to watch their favorite cartoon characters give their take on the big game.