• The action in “Puppy Bowl IX” should be off the leash as cute critters clash once again. Even better: There’s a blimp piloted by hamsters. Yes, we’re easily entertained. 4 p.m., Animal Planet.

SUPER BOWL XLVII — Break out the hot wings. It’s a day when most of America stuffs its face and hunkers down to watch big burly men pummel each other on plastic grass. This year, it’s the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens waging battle in New Orleans. Jim Nantz and Phil Simms call the action from the Superdome, while Beyoncé provides the halftime entertainment and Madison Avenue spends a fortune on commercials. 4:25 p.m. today, CBS.