A Ton Of People Watched History Last Night

Sunday, December 30, 2007


34.5 Million people to be exact. How does that rate in the overall scheme of things this year? Well it's the most watched show this season and was right behind last February's Academy Awards.....

Based on fast national ratings, an average of 34.5 million viewers* tuned into Patriots-Giants – ranking as the most watched show of the current television season and the most-watched program since the Academy Awards on February 25 (*viewership through final gun). Patriots-Giants is the most-watched NFL regular-season game since Thanksgiving 1995 (35.7 million for Chiefs-Cowboys).
Good lord that's a lot of people and especially for a Saturday night. It was an exciting game and I bet the NFL Network is kicking itself for allowing the Tri-Network simulcast.

Also via Sports Media Watch comes the individual network numbers....also impressive....
The NFL Network simulcast of Patriots/Giants averaged 25.4 million viewers on CBS and NBC last night, according to preliminary numbers. CBS drew the most viewers, averaging a 13.7 million viewers, versus 11.7 million for NBC. The game drew a combined 8.5/25 rating among adults 18-49, with CBS edging NBC in that department, 4.5 to 4.0.
(From an NFL Press Release via Fanhouse)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 5:25 PM

3 Comments:

pam oliver is wearing a west coast choppers beanie on the sidelines. classy

Mike Georger said...
Dec 30, 2007, 6:09:00 PM  

I think Pam's hat is one of the first items from the newly designed Donovan McNabb Campbell Soup Sideline Collection.

Sportsattitude said...
Dec 30, 2007, 7:58:00 PM  

General comment: I've been watching SC on and off since last night, and they constantly mention that 16 teams tried to bring down the Pat, and 16 failed, or "16 went up, 16 went down."

No, 13 teams tried. 13 teams failed. Division rivals play twice a year. The oversight is ridiculous

Johnny said...
Dec 30, 2007, 10:15:00 PM  

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