Super Bowl: NBC Attributes Brief Blackout to "Equipment Failure"

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The telecast went dark for several seconds on Sunday night.

NBC's telecast of Super Bowl LII briefly went dark on Sunday night.

Viewers experienced several seconds of a black screen during a commercial break.

The Twitter account for NBC Sports PR attributed the darkness to a "brief equipment failure."

Many viewers hit social media to joke about the incident or express confusion over a possible technological failure in their own homes.