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Jigawatts
02-03-2009, 06:06 PM
NEW YORK -- Upon further review, Nielsen Media Research now says that the Arizona-Pittsburgh Super Bowl game was the most-watched in history.

Nielsen said 98.7 million people, on average, were watching Pittsburgh's exciting 27-23 victory Sunday night. That beats the 97.5 million who watched the 2008 game, which held the record for most popular Super Bowl.

On Monday, Nielsen had reported that this year's game had 95.4 million viewers -- impressive, but not a record-setter.

Nielsen explained the discrepancy of more than 3 million viewers by saying a more complete check of their records revealed additional viewership on some digital tier networks. The company hadn't been aware that they were showing the game.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs2 ... id=3882060 (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs2008/news/story?id=3882060)

dirt
02-03-2009, 08:01 PM
did anyone else see the article by some d-bag about how this super bowl match up sucked, no body cared about these teams, no interesting storylines and no one would watch it?

nailed it.

i can't find it now, but i'll keep looking.

NW Steeler
02-03-2009, 08:38 PM
NFL Live reported this afternoon that it not only the highest rated SB ever, but the highest rated tv program ever.

:Cheers

skyhawk
02-03-2009, 08:51 PM
NFL Live reported this afternoon that it not only the highest rated SB ever, but the highest rated tv program ever.

:Cheers

Nice! :tt1

msp26505
02-04-2009, 03:12 PM
NFL Live reported this afternoon that it not only the highest rated SB ever, but the highest rated tv program ever.

:Cheers

I thought the last MASH had something like 110 million viewers.

MeetJoeGreene
02-04-2009, 03:17 PM
Steeler Nation strikes again!!!

RuthlessBurgher
02-04-2009, 05:02 PM
NFL Live reported this afternoon that it not only the highest rated SB ever, but the highest rated tv program ever.

:Cheers

I thought the last MASH had something like 110 million viewers.

Perhaps James Harrison declared that Super Bowl XLIII was to be #1, and scared those extra 20 million or so folks away, making it so.