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Super Bowl XLV most-watched TV program in history

Posted on: February 7, 2011 3:57 pm
Edited on: February 8, 2011 10:23 am
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Posted by Will Brinson

DALLAS -- The numbers are in. And Super Bowl XLV was the most-watched television program in the history of television, with a total of 162.9 million viewers. That's a pretty substantial increase over last year's finale, which totaled 153.4 million viewers.

And "the big game" also averaged 111 million viewers, which just boosts the "most-watched" resume. But there's one little dark sliver to this happy ratings cloud -- the impending lockout.

In the 7-Point Preview for Super Bowl XLV , I mentioned that labor problems would make Super Bowl XLV look like The Band's "Last Waltz." And you know what? It's looking like that will happen.

We could avoid the lockout, for sure, but it's going to take a ton of work in the next few weeks from both the NFL and the NFLPA for that to happen.

In the meantime, we're left to look at an amazing performance on the biggest stage and an ever-increasing -- almost to the point of being inexplicable -- popularity level for the NFL.

On the bright side, Aaron Rodgers has his Super Bowl ring and can always look back on this year and realize that he's the NFL's version of Robbie Robertson.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Super Bowl XLV most-watched TV program in history

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Since: Aug 27, 2010
Posted on: February 8, 2011 4:39 pm
 

Super Bowl XLV most-watched TV program in history

You don't know him, STFU. He probably does. Love internet haters.

You sound all high and mighty up there. hell, if everybody in the world would spend money on charity instead of the SB, it could end world hunger... Stupid hippy logic, guilts others into good deeds, and is fake as hell. He might volunteer all the time, doesn't brag about it on the internet so a-holes like you think he's awesome.



Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: February 8, 2011 1:51 pm
 

Super Bowl XLV most-watched TV program in history

@gopack - You said, "I gave when MY team came calling.  I have no regrets and I cherish my stock certificate."

Criminy, dude. Give to childhood cancer or burn victims or saving starving children or something. Give to ANYTHING that makes a real difference. But no, you gave to a football team? Go ahead, cherish that certificate.



Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: February 8, 2011 1:45 pm
 

I guess most-watched it then

...and much like MASH, they did it without me. How is that possible?



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2011 12:03 pm
 

Super Bowl XLV most-watched TV program in history

Who friggin' cares anyway about how many people watched?

All I know is that the NFL better not have a lockout.  It will be complete selfishness on both sides of the argument if it happens.

#1 - the owners put up all the cash so they should have all the benefits of their investment.  Players (most) are pussies who are selfish little punks who should just be happy they make millions of dollars playing a sport they love.  Don't love it?  Then go shovel manure on a farm or something.  And as far as the health care after retirement?  Aren't you guys making millions of dollars?  Can't you put away a few bucks for your retirement?  Stop carrying an entorage of 30 buddies everywhere you go and buying 15 carat diamond earrings and crap like that and maybe you'll have a little something for the golden years.

#2 - The owners are getting filthy rich off the NFL right now.  Time to share a little.  And I don't mean with the players.  They make plenty.  Share with the little guy.  The vendors, the ticket takers, the custodians, the maintenance folks.  These are the people that probably don't make jack and really are the reason the games get to happen anyway.  How about you agree with the players that you're willing to share more of the revenues you make but instead give it to the little guy/gal who busts their butt to put these games together?

I don't feel sorry for either the owners or the players.  Why?  Because I am an owner.  I own a share of the Pack and I don't get squat for it and that is the way I want it.  I gave when MY team came calling.  I have no regrets and I cherish my stock certificate.

I really feel sorry for the guys making low wages working the games who will truly suffer if there is a lockout.


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