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The more you know: more people watched a 34 minute technical-foul than watched every super bowl up until 2009. 
And that program, aptly titled ex-post-facto by the Neilsen Rating people as “delay”, was the #4 television broadcast of all-god-damn-time

The fourth-most-watched broadcast in TV history?
Sunday’s Super Bowl blackout.
 
Number-crunching Nielsen Media has broken out Sunday’s 34-minute game shutdown in New Orleans as a separate show and given it the name “Super Bowl XLVII Delay.”
“Delay” averaged 107 million viewers.
“Delay” has been trimmed to 30 minutes in Nielsen’s records: 8:41-9:11 p.m., a.k.a. not long after the end of Beyonce’s halftime show — and lasting twice as long as her performance, BTW.
The 107 million people who sat through a whole lot of nothing and ad breaks is a bigger crowd than watched the Super Bowl in 2009 and all Super Bowls before that.

So thank the Washington Post for reminding me that people will literally watch anything these days. 

The more you know: more people watched a 34 minute technical-foul than watched every super bowl up until 2009. 

And that program, aptly titled ex-post-facto by the Neilsen Rating people as “delay”, was the #4 television broadcast of all-god-damn-time

The fourth-most-watched broadcast in TV history?

Sunday’s Super Bowl blackout.

 

Number-crunching Nielsen Media has broken out Sunday’s 34-minute game shutdown in New Orleans as a separate show and given it the name “Super Bowl XLVII Delay.”

“Delay” averaged 107 million viewers.

“Delay” has been trimmed to 30 minutes in Nielsen’s records: 8:41-9:11 p.m., a.k.a. not long after the end of Beyonce’s halftime show — and lasting twice as long as her performance, BTW.

The 107 million people who sat through a whole lot of nothing and ad breaks is a bigger crowd than watched the Super Bowl in 2009 and all Super Bowls before that.

So thank the Washington Post for reminding me that people will literally watch anything these days. 



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  1. exbestfriend reblogged this from love-nola and added:
    Look, I realize that no one cares about my opinion on this, however, that blackout was actual human drama. Shit went...
  2. daylight-is-good reblogged this from love-nola and added:
    One more thing for New Orleans to be famous for.
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  4. love-nola reblogged this from ex-genius and added:
    New Orleans is known for her blackouts.
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  8. zsazsasays said: or for reminding you people will literally watch nothing….
  9. shorterexcerpts reblogged this from ex-genius and added:
    Now everyone, please write your networks and ask for more journalists and fewer ex-football players who offer zero...
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