Sunday’s Super Bowl surpassed M*A*S*H’s 1983 series finale as the Most Watched TV Program of All Time. According to Nielsen, 106.5 million viewers watched this weekend’s game on CBS, as opposed to the 105.97 million viewers that watched the M*A*S*H farewell– at a time when far fewer homes had television sets. So how does Alan Alda — who played Benjamin “Hawkeye” Pierce on the iconic comedy — feel about having the New Orleans Saints marching all over M*A*S*H’s 27-year-old record?
“I’m happy for New Orleans,” he told The New York Times Monday. “I want to see that city come out first in every way that it can, even if it means giving up a record that ‘M*A*S*H’ held for a long time.”
Nonetheless, Alda couldn’t help but wonder how accurate the numbers really are: “I know it sounds evil to mention, but how does Nielsen know how many actual people were watching either broadcast?” he asked.
Kendra Wilkinson was photographed in tears shortly after husband Hank Baskett’s highly-favored Indianapolis Colts were defeated by the New Orleans Saints in Super Bowl XLIV on Sunday night. Hugh Hefner’s former “Girl Next Door” watched in horror as her husband fumbled away an on-side kick to begin the second half, swinging momentum to the Saints’ side and ultimately helping the underdogs taste victory.
But the reality mom says it was the snapping cameras of the paparazzi — not watching her man flex his “Loser Muscle” in front of the entire country — that left her with drained tear ducts and rainy mascara as she exited Miami’s Sun Life Stadium last night.
Kendra claims eager photographers were scrambling to get a shot of her newborn son, Hank IV, which left her frightened for the baby’s safety.
“I wasn’t cryin cuz of the damn game it’s cuz the paparazzi have no soul…they wouldn’t leave me n family alone!” Kendra fumed on her Twitter page on Monday. “People like to twist this stuff..we asked them to stop cuz of the baby n they were way too close n they didn’t care at all,” Kendra wrote in a further attempt to explain her emotional outburst. “Not sayin im tryin to be private but there should be some law on how close they get to your n your child.”
I’ve heard of poor sports, but this has got to be one of the saddest displays of decorum I’ve seen since grade school. Former Playboy Playmate Kendra Wilkinson left Miami’s Sun Life Stadium bawling her eyes out after her husband, wide receiver Hank Baskett, and the Indianapolis Colts fell to the New Orleans Saints in Super Bowl XLIV on Sunday night.
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Pardon me, as someone who just doesn’t get sports perhaps I’m missing the memo here, but is this woman actually crying over a football game? If she gets this misty over a pigskin, I’d hate to see how emotional she is about gun violence or world hunger…..
Ironically, it was Kendra’s football-fumbling husband who screwed his team’s chances of winning the game! Maybe she’s crying because she realized she married a loser? Things started at well for the Colts, who came in to last night’s game as the expected winner. The game took a turn for the worst when Hank dropped the football, which gave the Saints an opportunity to land a touchdown. The Saints went on to beat the Colts 31-17, in what would become the most watched telecast in history.
Better luck next year, suckers!
The folks at Nielsen weren’t kidding when they said Sunday’s Super Bowl game between the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts was on its way to setting a ratings record. The 2010 NFL Championship Game is now the most watched program in television history.
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Sunday night’s Super Bowl XLIV is on its way to setting a ratings record. According to early Nielsen figures, the Super Bowl got its highest overnight ratings in 23 years. This weekend’s NFL Championship Game between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints earned a rating of 46.4%. Last year’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals was only seen in 42.1 % of American homes.
The ratings figures are the largest for the Super Bowl since the 1987 game between the New York Giants and Denver Broncos.