The Super Bowl isn't the only big game on Sunday. Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl IX premieres at 3 p.m. ET, and the hedgehog cheerleaders and aren't the only new additions. There's more cameras than ever before — in the

The blackout at the Mercedes-Benz SuperDome during Super Bowl XLVII was annoying for players and fans alike, but really helped Puppy Bowl IX, where cuteness was abundant and the lights never went out. Once again, Animal Planet's presentation of the

The Super Bowl's epic power loss was Animal Planet's gain. The cable network's cuteness-counter-programming special Puppy Bowl IX scored record viewership this year. A total of 2.6 million viewers tuned in for the show's

While its contestants remain mere pups, Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl appears to have all grown up. The channel's Super Bowl counter-programming offering, featuring puppies playing a mock game of football, is now a veritable event of its own and the

Animal Planet's ninth-annual alternative to the football festivities, featuring a roster of small dogs playing on AstroTurf for a 12-hour loop, saw its best-ever ratings on Sunday and a notable boost during the big game's delay on CBS. The Puppy Bowl