“SUPER BOWL GREATEST COMMERCIALS 2019” SPECIAL HOSTED BY CBS SPORTS’ BOOMER ESIASON AND DANIELA RUAH, STAR OF CBS’ “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” TO BE BROADCAST TUESDAY, JAN. 29 ON CBS
The Top 10 Commercials Vie to be the Funniest Super Bowl Commercial of All Time
This Year’s Voting Now Open Via Tabulation of Each Commercial’s Specific Hashtag
Viewers Can Watch the Commercials Now on CBS.com
“Entertainment Tonight’s” Kevin Frazier Goes Behind-the-Scenes on the Set of Hyundai’s New Super Bowl Commercial
Frazier Talks to Cedric the Entertainer on the Set of His Hit CBS Comedy, “The Neighborhood,” About His Incredible Cache of Hilarious Super Bowl Commercials
Frazier Introduces the World Premiere of the New Super Bowl Commercial for “Avocados from Mexico”
During the Broadcast on Jan. 29, Fans Can Vote for the Top Commercial Via Hashtags, with the Winner Revealed Live
SUPER BOWL GREATEST COMMERCIALS 2019, an interactive countdown special where viewers will be able to vote LIVE via specific hashtags for the All-Time Funniest Super Bowl commercial, will be broadcast Tuesday, Jan. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The special will be hosted by Boomer Esiason, analyst for CBS Sports’ NFL pregame show THE NFL TODAY, and Daniela Ruah, star of CBS’ NCIS: LOS ANGELES, and originate from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, home of “Super Bowl LIII.”
Beginning today, viewers can vote for their favorite hilarious Super Bowl commercial using specific hashtags on Twitter for each of the 10 spots. Viewers can watch the top 10 commercials now at https://www.cbs.com/shows/super-bowl-greatest-commercials/vote/. Two commercials 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 10 All-Time Funniest Super Bowl Commercials are:
Hyundai “First Date” (2016) - #SBGCFirstDate
Hyundai “Ryanville” (2017) - #SBGCRyanville
Tide to Go’s “Talking Stain” (2008) - #SBGCTalkingStain
Reebok’s “Terry Tate” (2003) - #SBGCTerryTate
The NFL’s “TD Celebrations to Come” (2018) - #SBGCBestTDDance
In addition, Kevin Frazier, co-host of ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, will take viewers on an exclusive behind-the-scenes looks at the making of the 2019 Super Bowl commercials for Hyundai and “Avocados from Mexico.” The special will include the world premiere of both spots.
Also, Frazier visits Cedric the Entertainer on the set of his hit CBS sitcom THE NEIGHBORHOOD, to talk about Cedric’s hilarious cache of Super Bowl commercials, including his 2001 Budlight ad which is vying to be the All-Time Funniest Superbowl commercial this year.
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 serves as an analyst on INSIDE THE NFL on SHOWTIME, as well as 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 (2000-17), 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 September 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 $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.” Recently, 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. She is also an ambassador for the website www.shoppingforachange.org, which advocates for fair trade and improving the lives of women all over the world.
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 2019 is being produced by IMG Original Content and JUMA Entertainment. Robert Horowitz is executive producer for JUMA Entertainment and Michael Antinoro and Tony Lanni are executive producers for IMG Original Content. Robert Dalrymple and Eric Smith are the producers and the special is written by Tony Hinchcliffe. Leon Knoles will direct.
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