3 February 2013 5:53 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

CBS’ presentation of Super Bowl XLVII suffered an epic production snag when the lights abruptly went out in the New Orleans’ Superdome.

Shortly after Beyoncé’s splashy halftime show, the stadium was plunged into darkness. CBS Sports cut to a commercial break. When live coverage returned, CBS Sports reporter Steve Tasker informed the 100-million-plus viewers of TV’s most popular annual telecast that the lights in roughly half the stadium were out. The scoreboard was also not working.

“Half the power in New Orleans Superdome is out,” Tasker said while players paced and stretched on the field. “One big click »

- James Hibberd

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