Thank you for signing up to Tom's Guide. ET / 12 p.m. PT. Feb. 2, 2020 at 11:03 p.m. UTC. [14] Filming occurred over two days. It's game time, and things are about to get ruff! [42] An aggregate of 12.4 million viewers watched part of all six airings of the Puppy Bowl in 2013. In 2009, a model blimp (supposedly floating over the Puppy Bowl) was added. Puppy Bowl XVI is here, and if you're ready to see some cute dogs (and cats!) [2][26] The Puppy Bowls from 2010 to 2011 were narrated by Jeff Bordner and then by Scott Graham from 2012 onward. While sports fans far and wide gear up for the 2020 Super Bowl, animal-lovers are just as excited to tune into the 16th annual Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet. Future US, Inc. 11 West 42nd Street, 15th Floor, [7][45], Advertising revenue for the 2014 Puppy Bowl rose 30 percent over 2013. A cockatiel named "Meep" "tweeted" about the game from the sidelines (using the Twitter social media network). The Puppy Bowl airs on Animal Planet, which is available on a variety of popular cable TV replacement services. Puppy Bowl 2020 starting lineup 1 / 41 × Animal Planet/Keith Barraclough. The actual premiere drew 1.7 million viewers, up 60 percent from last year. [15] This number increased to 21 for the 2013 airing. Live stream Puppy Bowl 2020 for Team Fluff vs. [34], In Puppy Bowl XV, Team Ruff overturned Team Fluff's winning streak by a score of 59–51. [2], Puppy Bowl IV, which aired on Animal Planet on February 3, 2008, had more than 8 million viewers for all its broadcasts, for a total increase of 1060 percent from its first airing in 2005. [10] Puppies were grouped by size (small, medium, and large) for on-field play. Animals with substantial followings on Instagram had images submitted, showing their support for each team as well. One of the puppies participating in Puppy Bowl XVI. [45] To increase interactivity with fans of the show, the Puppy Bowl X online site allowed fans to play a "Fantasy Puppy League" (similar to fantasy football) featuring the 2014 puppies, gave fans the chance to vote for the "Most Valuable Puppy" during the event, and gave viewers the opportunity to post photos of their own animals and Puppy Bowl parties via Instagram. [61] This included an increase of 17 percent in ratings in its target demographic group (adults age 25-to-54). 2.19.18 pic.twitter.com/5oWvxuFB7r", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Puppy_Bowl&oldid=998898218, Super Bowl-related television programming, Pages using infobox television with unknown empty parameters, Articles with unsourced statements from May 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 7 January 2021, at 15:11. Jan 31. by Dave Rappoccio on January 31, 2020 at 12:01 am. [9] MVPs were chosen in each of the program's first three airings. [1] A record 13.5 million people watched the show's six airings. © Hallmark Channel is available on most cable replacement services, including Sling TV, FuboTV and AT&T TV Now. It's also affordable at $12.95 per month. [2] Shown each year on Super Bowl Sunday, the show consists of footage of a batch of puppies at play inside a model stadium,[3] with commentary on their actions. [12][14], According to its associate producer, about 53 hours of filming are needed to produce a single Puppy Bowl. It was referred to throughout the program as the "GEICO Puppy Bowl Stadium". A total of 33 shelters from 18 states and the territory of Puerto Rico supplied shelter animals (dogs, cats, hamsters, etc.) So if you can't wait until Sunday at 3 p.m. to get your fill of adorable animals, the Cat Bowl and Kitten Bowl will fill the void. Read full article. [15] Hedgehog cheerleaders were introduced for 2013, but replaced with penguins in 2014. [45] In reference to the Super Bowl's halftime show with Bruno Mars, Keyboard Cat "played" his song "Locked Out of Heaven" during the halftime show. The team with the most points was declared the victor. Another 25 kittens were used for the half-time show. [28], Each year, a Most Valuable Puppy (or MVP) is chosen at the end of the show for the puppy considered to be the stand-out performer of the event. [5], According to the show's producers, the inspiration for Puppy Bowl as Super Bowl counterprogramming came from the popular Yule Log Christmas program. By Kelly McCarthy. The Puppy Games included swimming, gymnastics, boxing, and soccer, and kittens were used for the "opening ceremony." And that includes Animal Planet, so you can watch Puppy Bowl 2020. Puppy Bowl 2020: Team Fluff escapes with thrilling win over Team Ruff. [6][37] The blimp returned in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2019, and 2020. [2][6][7][8], Several months of planning occur before each show, which is usually filmed in October. 40 min | TV-PG | Premiered 01/26/2020. Halftime entertainment featured "Kitty Gaga" and the Chicago Rock Cats. Here are glamour photos of the rescue dogs competing in Puppy Bowl XVI on Feb. 2, Super Bowl Sunday. [9] Celebrities such as Andy Cohen, Whitney Cummings, and Reese Witherspoon appeared on the program to root for "their team", and an animated short featuring The Simpsons played during the show. [1] In 2015, 37 shelters from around the United States and Puerto Rico submitted 85 puppies for the event, of which 55 puppies were chosen to be on the air. You don't have to be left in the doghouse if you're in a country that doesn't have Animal Planet. [14][42][43] Owners of hedgehogs volunteered the use of their animals for the show. The "Kiss Cam" returned in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. The 2011 production occurred in the New York City area in the fall of 2010, using 47 puppies,[3][6] while the 2012 show featured 58 puppies. Animal Planet brings cuddly canines to Daily News to promote Puppy Bowl XI", "Puppy Bowl Is Back—And This Time We're Keeping Score! Sixty personnel were needed for filming. Amanda Edwards/Getty Images. January 31, 2020, 8:18 PM • 5 min read. In 2012, Animal Planet said that 20 kittens would be part of the Kitty Half-Time Show. 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[10], The running time of Puppy Bowls I through IV was 180 minutes (including commercials). The tutus, however, did not stay on the animals. [10] Three special "penalty calls" were introduced in 2015: "Terrorizing the ref" (for a puppy who acts aggressively toward the referee), "paws interference" (for when a puppy blocks another) and "Pancaking" (for when a tired puppy sprawls on the floor instead of playing). [59] It was also the first Puppy Bowl broadcast in high definition. [14] Some cameras are placed inside toys, to give a puppy's-eye view of the action. Puppy Bowl 2020 Photos Launch Gallery Of course, there’s more to the Puppy Bowl than just a bunch of adorable, adoptable dog babies pretending that they know anything about football. [44] Police dogs appeared on the field when the national anthem was played. 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