Skip to comments.Early Ratings: Super Bowl On Pace To Break Records
Posted on 02/08/2010 7:58:55 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
Between 6:30-9:45 Super Bowl XLIV averaged a 46.4/68 (household rating/share) in preliminary Nielsen numbers. If it holds up in the finals we will see new records. This is better than last years 42.1/65 by 10 percent.
Unfortunately its not possible to accurately predict the number of average viewers based on preliminary household rating, but given the general trend of the numbers, it looks like last years viewing record of 98.7 million average viewers will be shattered, and 100 million for the New Orleans Saints vs. Indianapolis Colts certainly looks possible.
In the 9:30p-9:45pm portion of the game almost 51 percent of the households in the USA were tuned to the game, and of people who were watching television at that time, 71 percent were watching the Super Bowl.
The PR battle was won before the game even started and prior to the ad being shown.
The ad itself was innocuous and benign, but because of all the pre-game hype, it scored a major victory for the pro-life cause.
Except for the NYG takedown of Bill Belacheats Pats, this was the best game I have ever watched.
The one with the dog and the no bark coller was great!!
>> We’re living in Bizarro World.
I dunno... I kinda prefer it the new way. :-) Good game, and ommercials go back to being break-time like they should be.
He’s got a ways to go to surpass Brady. But check this Sports Science video of Brees vs. an archer. His accuracy is AMAZING.
Oh come on President Bush was always on Superbowl Sunday. This is tradition.
I am shocked!
Shocked I tell you!
That you would not acknowledge Dear Reader's "hard-working, every man" attire sans tie and jacket to show all of us yokels how he is a down-to-earth, common Joe just like all of us.
< /sarcasm >
That was amazing! I never realized how throwing a football takes such accuracy. I also did not realize how much aim was involved. Thank you for sharing that. I was mezmerized watching this video and how interesting it was.
Nope, I didn’t watch this years handpicked participants of the Stupid Bowl. And, as long as the NFL keeps deciding who the participants are going to be, I will continue to boycott.
I know. I’ve watched that video a bunch of times. It still amazes me. They’ve got one where they measure the force of being tackled by Ray Lewis. Scary!
Pelican State ping
And that does not even hint at the ratings throughout the New Orleans metro area (and the whole State of Louisiana for that matter).
WHO DAT??? WHO DAT??? WHO DAT SAY DEY GONNA BEAT DEM SAINTS???
(Not the Colts!)
CNN - three shot during celebration in New Orleans. Heh, sounds like a disgruntled Colts fan. (Though three shot in a night is not a bad night there at times.)
No football fan here. Wasn’t interested , did a crossword puzzle. Never could understand the identification with sports teams. I’m just glad it’s over and maybe there can be tv news, weather etc without football mentioned every 2 seconds.
It’s over? Brace yourself.
I am under the impression that, for better or for worse, the Saints’ Super Bowl victory will be a constant topic of discussion in the local media for a long time to come. Think of it as an antidote of sorts to the ongoing discussion of hurricane Katrina after almost 5 years.