Last year’s highlights of the Puppy Bowl. This year’s version stands to be even more popular than last year! (David S. Holloway – New York Times)
I looked for at the schedule for Animal Planet this Super Bowl Sunday, and nowhere was there anything scheduled for the second big game of the evening, the 5th annual Puppy Bowl!
The Puppy Bowl is a three hour extravaganza of puppies playing around the football field (Fake, of course.) The event is hosted by NFL Films and Philadelphia Phillies legendary announcer, Harry Kalas.
The event seems to have found an audience, in fact, is one of Animal Planet’s most popular shows. In 2007, 7.5 million viewers tuned in last year, an increase of 12 percent from 2006 and 36 percent from 2005.
Last year, the event hosted an halftime show with kittens doing their stuff. This year’s pre-game will feature a parrot that will do an interesting rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.
All of the animals featured in this year’s Puppy Bowl will be up for adoption.
Animal Planet in the United States will present the show for those viewers who don’t like football. Canadian viewers will miss out on the festivities, with the Canadian version of Animal Planet playing the same, tired old programming.
It all starts today at 3pm, with a re-air at 6pm.