Monday, February 4, 2008
Second Most-Watched TV Show Ever
According to Nielsen Media Research, yesterday's Super Bowl game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots was the second-most watch television show in history. The game had 97.5 million viewers and came second to the final episode of M*A*S*H in 1983 which had a record 106 million viewers. 81% of televisions in the Boston area were tuned in to the game while 67% of New York televisions were playing the game live. Fox charged $2.7 million for each 30 second advertising commercial.