5 Reasons to Watch the Puppy Bowl This Year

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Source: Animal PlanetAlthough most Americans will be tuning in to watch Super Bowl XLVIII this year, there is an equally entertaining sports championship that is also airing on Sunday. Of course, we’re talking about Puppy Bowl X, Animal Planet’s adorable alternative to the big game.

The Puppy Bowl had a humble beginning in 2005, when Animal Planet decided to air twelve hours of footage of puppies romping with each other in a halfhearted attempt to compete with the Super Bowl. However, despite little promotion and a complete lack of any advertising sponsorship, the original Puppy Bowl managed to secure an audience of 5.58 million. Since then, the canine championship has grown into a major annual event that has attracted advertisers such as Subaru, Hershey (HSY), Geico, Bissell, Walt Disney (DIS), and Warner Bros., reports AdAge. Last year’s Puppy Bowl IX attracted 12.4 million viewers, and this year’s audience is expected to be even bigger.

Puppy Bowl X may be the most entertaining Puppy Bowl to date thanks to several extra game features added by Animal Planet this year. So, in case cute puppies running up and down a miniature football field isn’t enough reason for you to watch the Puppy Bowl this year, here are five other reasons to tune in for Puppy Bowl X on Sunday.

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