As of 2015, the Super Bowl typically starts at 5:30 p.m. Central Standard Time. Since the early 1990s, the Super Bowl has always started within 10 minutes of 5:30 p.m. CST.
Super Bowl I kicked off at 3:15 p.m. CST. The first 11 Super Bowls all started in the afternoon instead of the evening. The earliest-beginning Super Bowl was Super Bowl V, which started at 1:00 p.m. CST. Super Bowl XII, which started at 5:17 p.m. CST, was the first Super Bowl played closer to 5:30 p.m. CST. Some of the Super Bowls in the 1980s began approximately one or two hours earlier than 5:30 p.m. CST.