During the Super Bowl, the Superdome in New Orleans suffered a power outage causing CBS to broadcast several seconds of silence with a view of the dim lights over half of the stadium at approximately 8:41 EST Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.
The CBS announcers were silenced, or at least inaudible to the television audience, and the network took a break for commercials. A Bud Light ad apparently aired for an extra time due to the unplanned commercial break.
As 9 p.m. EST approached, CBS announced that lights would be back in 15 minutes, and power seemed to be coming back gradually.
The game was back on the air by 9:15 EST with 13 minutes remaining in the third quarter and the score Baltimore 28, San Francisco 6. (Note that New Orleans is in the Central time zone.)
Oddly, the momentum shifted in San Francisco's favor after power returned to the stadium, as the 49ers scored their first two touchdowns during the third quarter.
The momentum shift made the game interesring, bringing the 49ers within single-score range of winning during he fourth quarter but the Ravens ultimately prevailed, 34 - 31.
Copyright 2013 Susan J. Walker