NBC slammed for Super Bowl glitches, 'This Is Us' late start

NBC's Super Bowl coverage was marred by several snafus including a 30-second blackout during one of the most-watched events of the year in TV.

The network's coverage briefly cut to a black screen and dead air, which left viewers confused for the half-minute blackout. 

Early in the game, when the screen went black, it returned to NFL commentators Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth who made no mention of the mishap. In the moment, many fans wondered if it was a glitch happening with their own televisions.

Not long after, an NBC spokesperson released a statement explaining the situation. 

"We had a brief equipment failure that we quickly resolved. No game action or commercial time were missed," the statement said.

The next technical error to impact Super Bowl 52 came during Justin Timberlake's Halftime Show.

Viewers took to social media to complain that they had a hard time hearing Timberlake's 14-minute performance which included his hits like "Can't Stop the Feeling" and "SexyBack."

The final snafu of the night came after the Super Bowl ended.

The most-anticipated "This Is Us" episode yet aired after the Super Bowl and did not start until about 10:45 p.m.

Many fans complained about the late start time for the emotional episode. The show wrapped up just before midnight, leaving some fans cranky.

Meanwhile, other fans said they missed the end of the show because their DVRs did not capture the full episode thanks to the Super Bowl running over.

Naturally, social media lit up with outrage, however, NBC did caution their viewers to set their DVRs to record overtime in "This Is Us" promos.

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