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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:

Giants/Patriots

  • 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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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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Tom Brady Outscores ‘High School Musical 2’

Tom BradyMonday night’s game between the undefeated New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens earned stellar numbers for —and record numbers for cable overall.

The game drew 17.5 million viewers.  This total, just like the score of the game (27-24), narrowly beat the record set by for the most-watched cable telecast ever.  (The musical’s August premiere rounded up an impressive 17.2 million for .)

Assuming QB brings his undefeated team all the way to this year’s championship game, we can expect insane viewing numbers and advertising dollars for

The , featuring Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, is scheduled for Feb. 3rd.

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Sunday Ratings: New England Patriots Score Ratings Victory

It’s not enough for Tom Brady to dominate the gridiron, he has to take the television spotlight too.  Last night’s Patriots/Eagles game was a ratings victory for .

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