On Sunday, the matchup between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints, aka SuperBowl XLIV, became the most watched television program in history, dethroning the finale of M*A*S*H which held the record for 27 years.
106.5 million people tuned in to watch the Saints come from behind and take home the trophy to New Orleans (M*A*S*H had pulled in 105.9 million viewers). Viewership was up 8% from last year's game.
Last night's game was the first domestic television show to ever crack the 100 million viewer mark. Holy footballs, Batman, that's A LOT of people!
“With all the memorable story lines going into Super Bowl XLIV combined with the awesome power of the NFL, we are thrilled with this rating, and I am extremely proud of the way the entire CBS Television Network produced, sold and promoted the most-watched television show in history,” said Sean McManus, president, CBS News and Sports.
Why do you guys think this year's SuperBowl did so well? Was it the increase in HD sets across the country? Was it the teams playing? The quarterbacks? The ads (watch them here)? -Dr.FB
Well, this will put the rumors that they split to bed.....at least til the end of the week. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie along with their son Maddox attended the Super Bowl yesterday where the New Orleans Saints beat the Indianapolis Colts.
There has been rumors swirling for weeks that Brad and Angelina have split despite reports from their publicists that they are together. They smooched during the game, even with that disgusting thing hanging from Brad's chin.
Maddox, when your dad is sleeping, can you do us all a favor and cut off that dead animal that died below your dad's bottom lip? Thanks.-Dr.FB
We are happy to say that Hank Baskett, after being released from the Eagles to make room for Michael Vick, is now a Colt.
The wide receiver signed with the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday and I am sure Kendra Wilkinson is relieved, although I bet she wishes he was a San Diego Charger, her favorite team.
On paper, the Colts are a more successful team, and with the division they have, do have a chance of making it. The Eagles are already the cream of the crop with a lot of experts picking them to make to the NFC Championship and possibly the Super Bowl.
Regardless, we are happy for Kendra and Hank that he is now employed again.-Dr.FB