Super numbers for football

Morning Rating Flash - Rick Kissell

CBS garnered huge ratings for Sunday’s coverage of Super Bowl XXXVIII, which looks to come in as the big game’s highest-rated in four years, according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen.

The New England Patriots’ 32-29 victory over the Carolina Panthers averaged a prelim national household rating of 41.3 with a 63 share, up over last year’s 40.7/61 for the Raiders-Buccaneers contest. This is the best since a 43.3/63 for Green Bay-Denver. Game peaked in the final half-hour with a 49.6/67 in the metered markets.

Reliable program averages weren’t immediately available for the Super Bowl postgame show or the kickoff of “Survivor: All-Stars,” which didn’t start until 10:52 p.m. in much of the country.

Fox ran a microscopic on the night with a repeat of “Independence Day” (prelim 1.6/3 in adults 18-49, 4.7 million viewers).

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More TV News from Variety