Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Super Bowl sets TV records

The New Orleans Saints' 31-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV was watched by an average of more than 106 million people, surpassing the 1983 finale of "M-A-S-H" to become the most-watched program in U.S. television history, the Nielsen Co. said on Monday.
"It's significant for all of the members of the broadcasting community," said Leslie Moonves, CBS Corp. CEO. "For anyone who wants to write that broadcasting is dead, 106 million people watched this program. You can't find that anywhere else."
One of the reasons the Super Bowl is watched by so many people is the funny commercials. 'The Dortios Slap' scored big, and was picked by many as the best Ad this year. This goes to show that Football is America's Game.

Super Bowl XLIV beats 'M-A-S-H' finale for U.S. viewership record [NFL.com]

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