Special Celebrates its 20th Anniversary
The Top 20 Commercials From the Past 20 Years Vie for the
Top Super Bowl Commercial Spot
Viewers Can Watch the Commercials Now and Vote for Their Favorites on CBS.com/SBGC
A Sneak Peek of Frito-Lay’s New Super Bowl Commercials
Plus, Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Look at Spots from New Brands Appearing During the Super Bowl for the Very First Time
“Entertainment Tonight’s” Kevin Frazier Reports on Spots Airing During the Big Game this Year
During the Broadcast on Feb. 3, Fans Can Vote Between the Top Two Commercials via Hashtags, with the Winner Revealed Live
SUPER BOWL GREATEST COMMERCIALS 2021, an interactive countdown special where viewers will be able to vote LIVE for the top Super Bowl commercial from the past 20 years, will be broadcast Wednesday, Feb. 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and will also be available to stream live and on-demand on CBS All Access. The special, celebrating its 20th anniversary, will be hosted by Boomer Esiason, analyst for CBS Sports’ NFL pregame show THE NFL TODAY, from the NFL TODAY studio in New York City, and Daniela Ruah, star of CBS’ NCIS: LOS ANGELES, from SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.
Beginning today, viewers can watch and vote for their favorite Super Bowl commercial from the past 20 years at https://www.cbs.com/SBGC. In the special, Ruah and Esiason will present some of the most hilarious, heartfelt and memorable commercials from the past 20 years, and the top two vote-getters will advance to the live vote during the broadcast. Then, viewers will decide the outcome by tweeting the finalists’ hashtags, and the ultimate winner will be revealed at the end of the show.
The top 20 Super Bowl commercials from the past 20 years are:
The special will feature two of the biggest spots of this year’s Super Bowl from Frito-Lay, and go behind the scenes of spots from new players in the space, as brands premiere their very first Super Bowl commercials.
In addition, Kevin Frazier, co-host of ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, will report on the new commercials that will air during this year’s Super Bowl.
Boomer Esiason, who quarterbacked the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals during a 14-year NFL career, joined CBS Sports in February 2002 as a studio analyst for THE NFL TODAY, the CBS Television Network’s NFL pregame show. In addition, Esiason hosts a new show, “Game Time with Boomer Esiason,” which is syndicated to over 210 network station affiliates across the country, and is a contributor on NFL MONDAY QB on the CBS Sports Network.
Upon retiring after the 1997 season, Esiason headed straight to the broadcast booth. He made his debut as a commentator for ABC’s NFL “Monday Night Football,” and called “MNF” games for two years. He called games for Westwood One Radio Sports “Monday Night Football” broadcasts for 18 seasons (2000-2017), teaming with Marv Albert and Kevin Harlan for eight years each. Esiason has hosted WFAN’s national weekday morning radio show, BOOMER AND GIO, which originally debuted as BOOMER AND CARTON IN THE MORNING, since Sept. 4, 2007. He contributes daily commentary to CBS Sports Radio’s “CBS Sports Minute” and is a weekly guest during the NFL season on 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston. He was a weekly contributor for Bleacher Report’s “Behind the Mic” and Sport Illustrated’s SI.com. Esiason hosted “The Boomer Esiason Show” on Madison Square Garden Network for eight years. During the 2001 season, he served as an analyst on Fox Sports Net’s “NFL This Morning.”
Throughout his career, Esiason, along with his wife, Cheryl, has been a committed and active participant in many charitable causes, including the Boomer Esiason Foundation, established in 1993 to fight cystic fibrosis after his son, Gunnar, was diagnosed with the disease. To date, the foundation has raised nearly $200 million.
Prior to starring in NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Daniela Ruah appeared in several television shows in Portugal, including “Dancing with the Stars,” which she won. In the U.S., she made her big-screen debut in the George Lucas-produced film “Red Tails.” In 2018, she co-hosted the renowned international song competition “Eurovision Song Contest” in Lisbon, which was seen by 186 million viewers.
Daniela supports the Holocaust Museum, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Project Have Hope, a charity that helps women in Uganda improve their lives and the lives of their families by ensuring their children receive a quality education.
Ruah was born in Boston but moved to Portugal at age 5 with her family. She is fluent in Portuguese. She earned her bachelor’s degree in performing arts in London and soon after moved to New York to pursue her acting career. Currently, Ruah resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two children. Her birthday is Dec. 2. She can be followed on Twitter and Instagram @DanielaRuah and Facebook at @danielaruahoficial.
SUPER BOWL GREATEST COMMERCIALS 2021 is being produced by Film 45 and JUMA Entertainment. Robert Horowitz is executive producer for JUMA Entertainment and Michael Antinoro and Tony Lanni are executive producers for Film 45. Robert Dalrymple, Eric Smith and Dino Shorté are the producers and Leon Knoles will direct.
CHEAT TWEET: .@7BOOMERESIASON & @DanielaRuah host SUPER BOWL GREATEST COMMERCIALS 2021 and rank the best Super Bowl Commercials from the past 20 years! Voting’s open NOW HERE: https://www.cbs.com/SBGC 2/3 8/7c #SBGC
* * *