Super Bowl XLIII from Tampa's Raymond James Stadium comes to NBC on February 1, 2009. This year's telecast of the matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals begins at 12 noon (ET) with a one-hour special, "The Road to the Super Bowl," followed by extensive pre-game coverage. Kickoff is scheduled for approximately 6PM (ET). NBC's Sunday Night Football announcing team of Al Michaels, John Madden, and Andrea Kremer will call the game action.
Halftime entertainment will be highlighted by a performance from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Springsteen joins a legacy of halftime performers including the Rolling Stones, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Paul McCartney, Prince, Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake, among others.
The Super Bowl halftime show is annually the most-watched musical performance. More than 148 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year's show. The Super Bowl and halftime show will be broadcast worldwide in more than 230 countries and territories.
The game will be followed by the premiere of a super-sized, one-hour episode of "The Office" at approximately 10:30 PM.