Thursday, February 08, 2007

America Loves the NFL

  • Super Bowl XLI attracted the third largest audience in American history (93.1 million viewers on average), behind Super Bowl XXX (Dallas Cowboys 27, Pittsburgh Steelers 17) and the M*A*S*H* series finale in 1983.

  • The Colts-Patriots AFC Championship game earned a whopping 28.1 rating. This means that nearly a third of the country's televisions were on CBS.

  • FOX's doubleheaders on Sundays was the most watched program in all of television, beating the likes of American Idol and the Academy Awards.

  • As great as the playoffs and Super Bowl are, they do mean the season is over, and American will miss its football.

  • Then again, the Pro Bowl is Saturday, the Scouting Combine begins the following weekend, free agency kicks off in March, the Draft is in April, then blink your eyes and it will be August and the preseason hype will begin.