Organizers of Super Bowl 2018 protest announce plans

Organizers of Super Bowl 2018 protest announce plans

NBC will keep the cameras rolling on any National Football League players who choose to kneel during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" when the network airs Super Bowl LII on February 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, according to the game's executive producer.

This year's Super Bowl will take place February 4 on NBC at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN.

Gaudelli added, "When you're covering a live event, you're covering what's happening".

One thing is for sure: if aired, the national anthem protests won't be seen by all Americans.

Mr. Lovinger also indicated that advertisers have not appeared concerned with ratings, or the anthem protests.

Speaking of the national anthem, earlier this week it was announced that Pink will be performing.

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When asked about empty stadiums and diminished television viewership, Gaudelli and sportscaster Al Michaels cited other reasons.

"The Super Bowl sort of transcends sports and even the game itself", he said.

But Gaudelli said Midwesterners are "unfazed" by snowy weather, "so I don't really think the cold weather is going to be that much of a factor". Last year, the New England Patriots' stunning comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons had an average audience of 111.3 million viewers on Fox, making the game the fifth most watched TV event of all time, according to Nielsen.

NBC knows that they have a huge broadcast on their hands in Super Bowl LII. "You've got stores, you've got bars, you've got restaurants, you've got games for the kids".

The pair spoke at the Television Critics Association press tour, a twice a year event showcasing the latest ventures by top media networks.

Executive Producer Fred Gaudelli and sportscaster Al Michaels speak onstage during the NBCUniversal portion of the 2018 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 9, 2018 in Pasadena, California.