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Want to know why you didn't get to see the Minnesota Vikings play the New York Giants today? Here's the reason.

The Minneapolis area was hit with over 17 inches of snow, and the city's stadium -- which opened in 1982 -- felt the impact.

When leaks started forming on Saturday (apparently not an unusual event for the structure), the FOX Sports crew decided to leave their cameras rolling. Based on the great footage, their efforts definitely paid off.

The game will now be played Monday night at 7 p.m. ET in Detroit's Ford Field.

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Sunday Ratings: Eagles Sack the President

As nice as Christmas must be in the White House, the action is clearly on the gridiron. Despite cheerful numbers for Oprah’s primetime special, the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants was easily the night’s top contender.

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Sunday Ratings: Emmys Improve, Football Scores

Neil Patrick Harris at the 2009 Primetime Emmy Awards

The winners might not have changed, but the numbers did. One year after seeing its lowest scores on record, the Emmys actually showed (some) improvement.

CBS’ airing Primetime Emmy Awards averaged 13.3 million (4.2/11 in 18-49) over the three-hour telecast. That’s an increase of 8% in the viewers and 11% in the key demos. While it’s hard to pinpoint a reason for the uptick, many have attributed the rising numbers to host Neil Patrick Harris.

Meanwhile, an entirely different competition was taking place over at NBC. The close battle between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys sacked approximately 22.4 million viewers (16.5/27). That now stands as NBC’s best overnight score ever from the series.

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Sunday Ratings: Football Outplays Survivor

Although it was pitted against a three-hour Survivor finale, last night’s game between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys was yesterday’s hottest ticket. The event gave NBC a double-win in the ratings yesterday.

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Thursday Ratings: Giants Score Win for NBC

A Thursday night football game - coupled with John McCain’s RNC speech - gave NBC an easy win in both categories last night.

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  • Approximately 13.6 million (5.4/15 in 18-49) watched the NY Giants defeat the Washington Redskins on .
  • (6.5 million, 2.2/7) stumbled by 700,000.
  • A 2-hour (2.4/7) debuted to 5.3 million.
  • * (4.2 million, 1.1/3) was down 1 million.
  • A repeat of * (1.0/3) picked up 2 million.

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TV on DVD: February 26, 2008

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday.

  • 1968 with Tom Brokaw Extras Extra Special Season Finale
  • 2008 Allstate BCS National Championship
  • 2008 Fedex Orange Bowl
  • 2008 Rose Bowl Game
  • B.L. Stryker (Season 1)
  • Dark Shadows: The Beginning No. 3 (Episodes 71-105)
  • Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale
  • Family Affair (Season 5)
  • The Fugitive (Season 1, Vol. 2)
  • Ghost Hunters (Season 3, Part 2)
  • Hotel Babylon (Season 1)
  • Newhart (Season 1)
  • NFL Super Bowl XLII - New York Giants Championship DVD
  • Punky Brewster (Season 4)
  • The Smurfs (Season 1, Vol. 1)
  • WWE: Royal Rumble 2008

Sunday Ratings: Brady Loses in Front of Largest Crowd Ever

Although there were other things on last night that didn’t involve football, it’s really pointless to mention them this time around.  So let’s just focus on the nuts and bolts of the / match-up:


  • averaged 97.5 million viewers overall.  This put the the contest ahead of the 1996 game between the and the (94.1 million).
  • In addition to being the most-watched Super Bowl, the event came in 2nd for total television viewership ever.  The finale still holds the top honor even after 25 years.  (A whopping 105.9 million said goodbye to that series in 1983.)
  • At its peak, the game drew in nearly 107 million viewers.  (They were all tuning in to see if would cry.)
  • As a result of it’s humongous lead-in, a post-game episode of drew 29 million viewers.  That was easily its largest audience ever.

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Sunday Ratings: FOX Gets ‘Giant’ Ratings From Football

The NFC title game between the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers scored championship-sized numbers for .

Eli Manning/ New York Giants


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Sunday Ratings: FOX Terminates the Competition

The tail end of the combined with the debut of gave an indestructible evening.

Sarah Connor Chronicles


  • The first of three installments (3.3/8 in 18-49) wrangled up 15.7 million.
  • Part two of (13.9 million, 5.6/13) grew 3 million from the first hour.
  • (11.5 million, 5.6/12) and (8.6 million, 4.1/9) had a nice lead-in to thank.
  • coverage of the Golden Globes (5.8 million, 1.7/4) was hardly something to celebrate.
  • * (0.4/1) averaged 1.2 million over two hours.


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Three Networks to Broadcast Patriots Game

New England PatriotsIf you were to look up the word ‘overkill’ in the dictionary, I’m sure some reference to an event this weekend would be in there.

For the first time since , more than one network will be simulcasting the same football game.  And we haven’t even reached the playoffs yet.

The 15-0 will be working to complete the first perfect season since 1972’s Miami Dolphins (14-0).  In order to accomplish this, they will need to finish off the New York Giants (10-5) in Giants Stadium this Saturday.  To appease all the -haters and lovers - and members of Congress - who are highly interested in this game, the is agreeing to let this one matchup be seen outside of its borders.  Now football fans who are not also subscribers of the channel will have access to the same feed via or .  (Yes, this does also mean we’ll be getting three times the as well.)

Oh - and in case you are still having trouble figuring out how to see the game, know that it is on starting @ 8pm EST.

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