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(HitFix)   Superbowl XLVI becomes the most watched show in U.S. TV history with 111.3 million viewers. Suck it Superbowl XLV   (hitfix.com) divider line 46
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2012-02-06 05:00:17 PM
I guess people really enjoy reruns.
 
2012-02-06 05:10:12 PM

FirstNationalBastard: I guess people really enjoy reruns.


And we're done here. Tip the veal. Try the waitress.
 
2012-02-06 05:11:29 PM
This is not a repeat...not at all.
 
2012-02-06 05:26:48 PM
Did anyone elses browser (chrome) freeze for like 10 seconds after clicking that link?
 
2012-02-06 05:29:38 PM
I WAS A WITNESS TO HISTORY
 
2012-02-06 05:31:15 PM
Was that why the golf course was so empty?
 
2012-02-06 05:38:39 PM
This phenomena reminds me of my time in the Army in Germany during the 80s. Almost everyone read the same newspaper (Stars and Stripes), watched the same TV station (the Armed Forces Network) and listened to the same radio station. There wasn't shiat on German TV back then, and this was before things like USA Today and satellite radio and the interweb. It was like being in a bad Twilight Zone episode where everyone talked about the exact same things all of the time. The day after the Superbowl always takes me back to that weirdness.
 
2012-02-06 05:38:51 PM
I gave up on the game after the Patriots showed a complete willingness to choke in the 1st quarter.
 
2012-02-06 05:39:57 PM
Only a third of the country? There aren't that many hipsters
 
2012-02-06 05:45:43 PM
It was the Lombardy trophies painted on the field that looked like huge cocks that did it for me.
 
2012-02-06 05:46:42 PM
Don't have cable/satellite TV anymore (last 2 years). Don't miss professional sports - I'd rather participate in my own sports (running/cycling) and sink my sports dollars into gear that benefits me in both the long-term and short-term.

/ Hooray for the people's sport
// I sound socialist
 
2012-02-06 05:48:38 PM
Nothing unites a nation like Tom Brady butthurt.
 
2012-02-06 05:48:41 PM

Tor_Eckman: This phenomena reminds me of my time in the Army in Germany during the 80s. Almost everyone read the same newspaper (Stars and Stripes), watched the same TV station (the Armed Forces Network) and listened to the same radio station. There wasn't shiat on German TV back then, and this was before things like USA Today and satellite radio and the interweb. It was like being in a bad Twilight Zone episode where everyone talked about the exact same things all of the time. The day after the Superbowl always takes me back to that weirdness.


German TV was kind of shiat in the 70's as well, except for live music. From about 10 onward every Friday and Saturday night it was pretty much straight live concerts. I lived pretty far off base so I couldn't even get AFN the signal was so weak.
 
2012-02-06 05:50:19 PM
I'd make the usual joke like with NFL/WWE threads of "This doesn't belong in the entertainment tab because it wasn't entertaining" but darn if that wasn't a good game. As an Eagles fan, I hated both teams (spygate SB and well, THE GIANTS) and was pulling for the meteor option but that was a close game and was back and forth throughout. While their were penalties, the play wasn't that sloppy given the 2 week break and I just found myself entertained the whole way through.

Except for the commercials, I fall in the group that was very "meh"
 
2012-02-06 05:51:55 PM
so do they count bars? how would they know? thats gotta be another hundred million right there.
 
2012-02-06 05:55:32 PM

Captain Steroid: Nothing unites a nation like Tom Brady butthurt.


"Yeah. Like we're only going to score seventeen points. [Snert] Yeah, whatever."

/How's that shoulder, Tom?
 
2012-02-06 05:56:59 PM

Lost Thought 00: Only a third of the country? There aren't that many hipsters


Some of us are football fans and were dissapointed in the matchup. I watched most of it because the place we go to eat most weekends played it. Otherwise, I would not have.

I still don't get the allure of a game where I don't care about the teams.

I'm a huge Saints fan, watch every minute of every game. But still have no idea why I'd care about NY or Boston winning it all. Or St. Louis. Or any other team not in New Orleans.
 
2012-02-06 05:57:49 PM

drewogatory: Tor_Eckman: This phenomena reminds me of my time in the Army in Germany during the 80s. Almost everyone read the same newspaper (Stars and Stripes), watched the same TV station (the Armed Forces Network) and listened to the same radio station. There wasn't shiat on German TV back then, and this was before things like USA Today and satellite radio and the interweb. It was like being in a bad Twilight Zone episode where everyone talked about the exact same things all of the time. The day after the Superbowl always takes me back to that weirdness.

German TV was kind of shiat in the 70's as well, except for live music. From about 10 onward every Friday and Saturday night it was pretty much straight live concerts. I lived pretty far off base so I couldn't even get AFN the signal was so weak.


After I was there for a few months, I was lucky enough to get into a situation where I traveled continuously around southern Germany. So I got away from the situation I described above, and started doing other things like reading books and taking in the local cultures (meaning the local beers of course) and things like that. I think I would have gone insane had I been stuck in that bubble for two years.
 
2012-02-06 05:58:23 PM

Forgot_my_password_again: so do they count bars? how would they know? thats gotta be another hundred million right there.


I believe they actually do not. I've always wondered why, but I've been told that public viewings do not count.

I'm also interested in the subject, and no one has given me a completely definitive answer.
 
2012-02-06 05:58:35 PM

Elzar: Don't have cable/satellite TV anymore (last 2 years). Don't miss professional sports - I'd rather participate in my own sports (running/cycling) and sink my sports dollars into gear that benefits me in both the long-term and short-term.

/ Hooray for the people's sport
// I sound socialist


this ... pretty much. Spent yesterday evening running new electrical to my loft.
 
2012-02-06 06:06:48 PM

FirstNationalBastard: I guess people really enjoy reruns.


*puts on tinfoil hat*

Look for the NFL to have more Boston versus New York Super Bowl's in the future.
 
2012-02-06 06:12:28 PM

Tor_Eckman: drewogatory: Tor_Eckman: This phenomena reminds me of my time in the Army in Germany during the 80s. Almost everyone read the same newspaper (Stars and Stripes), watched the same TV station (the Armed Forces Network) and listened to the same radio station. There wasn't shiat on German TV back then, and this was before things like USA Today and satellite radio and the interweb. It was like being in a bad Twilight Zone episode where everyone talked about the exact same things all of the time. The day after the Superbowl always takes me back to that weirdness.

German TV was kind of shiat in the 70's as well, except for live music. From about 10 onward every Friday and Saturday night it was pretty much straight live concerts. I lived pretty far off base so I couldn't even get AFN the signal was so weak.

After I was there for a few months, I was lucky enough to get into a situation where I traveled continuously around southern Germany. So I got away from the situation I described above, and started doing other things like reading books and taking in the local cultures (meaning the local beers of course) and things like that. I think I would have gone insane had I been stuck in that bubble for two years.


2 years? Try TEN. Fourth grade thru HS for me so my options were pretty limited until I was 12 or 13 and old enough to travel by myself on the trains and buses. I thought it was farking awesome though, Europe in the 70's was a blast as a teen.
 
2012-02-06 06:43:49 PM
That's 18% of the viewers who watched the last World Cup Championship game.
 
2012-02-06 06:48:04 PM

srhp29: That's 18% of the viewers who watched the last World Cup Championship game.


Povertyball is popular in poor countries.

Also, water is wet.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-02-06 06:59:33 PM
I tried to watch the NBC stream (I'm TV-less) but the bandwidth wasn't up to the task. I was getting 300-600 Kbps when I had a connection at all.

So I'm maybe a tenth of a viewer.
 
2012-02-06 07:15:09 PM
Thanks to the Patriots for utterly destroying Tebow. I used to loathe the Patriots (can't stand Tom Brady) but damn, that was great. Too bad all it got them was another disappointing loss by an underdog team that's beaten every other 'no way they can win' team. At least a Manning won. He's Plan C behind The Titans and Peyton Manning.
 
2012-02-06 07:30:53 PM

srhp29: That's 18% of the viewers who watched the last World Cup Championship game.


While I don't doubt that the worldwide viewer numbers for the 2010 World Cup were larger than Sunday, you should compare those worldwide numbers for the 2010 World Cup final with the worldwide numbers for Sunday. There were people, and I'd wager well in the millions, outside the USA who watched the Super Bowl.

/also, piss off East Coast haters. you know you can't help but watch
 
2012-02-06 07:38:04 PM

FirstNationalBastard: I guess people really enjoy reruns.


encrypted-tbn3.google.com
 
2012-02-06 07:38:25 PM

RminusQ: While I don't doubt that the worldwide viewer numbers for the 2010 World Cup were larger than Sunday, you should compare those worldwide numbers for the 2010 World Cup final with the worldwide numbers for Sunday. There were people, and I'd wager well in the millions, outside the USA who watched the Super Bowl.


Yeah, that's called Canada.
 
2012-02-06 07:39:55 PM

srhp29: That's 18% of the viewers who watched the last World Cup Championship game.


Yeah, but you're counting 300,000 million 3rd world people you can't sell ads to, unless you're shopping diapers and machetes
 
2012-02-06 07:49:27 PM
That was the most boring Super Bowl in recent memory, except for maybe ... two minutes in the 4th quarter and two minutes in the 2nd quarter.
 
2012-02-06 08:10:30 PM
My wife turned it on just for the halftime show. I hadn't really seen her in a week so I just spooned her and suffered through.
 
2012-02-06 08:28:38 PM

Sargun: That was the most boring Super Bowl in recent memory, except for maybe ... two minutes in the 4th quarter and two minutes in the 2nd quarter.


You're the guy who only watches the Super Bowl at a friends house to get the free food, right?
 
2012-02-06 08:40:44 PM
Didn't watch it.

/aspiring hipster
//dislike professional sports
 
2012-02-06 08:58:11 PM

downstairs: Lost Thought 00: Only a third of the country? There aren't that many hipsters

Some of us are football fans and were dissapointed in the matchup. I watched most of it because the place we go to eat most weekends played it. Otherwise, I would not have.

I still don't get the allure of a game where I don't care about the teams.

I'm a huge Saints fan, watch every minute of every game. But still have no idea why I'd care about NY or Boston winning it all. Or St. Louis. Or any other team not in New Orleans.


You aren't much of a football fan if you were going to skip the superbowl, regardless of the matchup. It is almost always an above average game if for no other reason than you see people playing hard with the knowledge that they have plenty of recovery time before next season and are playing for something so important.

I'm not a big sports fan in terms of following teams or caring about individual players, but big games almost always end up with more interesting plays than usual.
 
2012-02-06 09:45:09 PM
STUPID PEOPLE GOTTA WATCH SUMTHIN
 
2012-02-06 11:12:55 PM

James Scameron: STUPID PEOPLE GOTTA WATCH SUMTHIN


Well yes, we know you can't wait for Fear Factor to come back, but the rest of us will still gripe about it.
 
2012-02-06 11:51:19 PM

RminusQ: James Scameron: STUPID PEOPLE GOTTA WATCH SUMTHIN

Well yes, we know you can't wait for Fear Factor to come back, but the rest of us will still gripe about it.


stupid people gotta say something

i don't watch television, reality tripe or otherwise. i certainly don't watch overpaid cave men tossing a pig skin around for other cave men to comment on in between cheese tits and car commercials .a

i like watching sports "live"...in a rink, on the pitch, near the diamond not surrounded by yelling and screaming idiots watching a big screen teevee..

"we know" ? you know nothing.
i guess everyone who doesn't like sports likes fear factor?
(whatever fear factor is)
 
2012-02-07 12:13:58 AM
How long ago were we reading polls whose results implied that only about 40% of people were not going to watch the Superb Owl?

Clearly, something is fishy with someone's statistical methods (or else about 100 million people had some sort of emergency yesterday).
 
2012-02-07 02:53:57 AM

James Scameron: RminusQ: James Scameron: STUPID PEOPLE GOTTA WATCH SUMTHIN

Well yes, we know you can't wait for Fear Factor to come back, but the rest of us will still gripe about it.

stupid people gotta say something

i don't watch television, reality tripe or otherwise. i certainly don't watch overpaid cave men tossing a pig skin around for other cave men to comment on in between cheese tits and car commercials .a

i like watching sports "live"...in a rink, on the pitch, near the diamond not surrounded by yelling and screaming idiots watching a big screen teevee..

"we know" ? you know nothing.
i guess everyone who doesn't like sports likes fear factor?
(whatever fear factor is)


You are such a superior human being to the rest of us. Please go on about how great you are.
 
2012-02-07 04:15:43 AM

Handsome B. Wonderful: RminusQ: While I don't doubt that the worldwide viewer numbers for the 2010 World Cup were larger than Sunday, you should compare those worldwide numbers for the 2010 World Cup final with the worldwide numbers for Sunday. There were people, and I'd wager well in the millions, outside the USA who watched the Super Bowl.

Yeah, that's called Canada.


I'm pretty sure Mexicans like football as well, the US has a huge impact on their culture and vice versa (in the southwest). Also, there are American expats in a lot of places.
 
2012-02-07 08:20:31 AM

bravian: Elzar: Don't have cable/satellite TV anymore (last 2 years). Don't miss professional sports - I'd rather participate in my own sports (running/cycling) and sink my sports dollars into gear that benefits me in both the long-term and short-term.

/ Hooray for the people's sport
// I sound socialist

this ... pretty much. Spent yesterday evening running new electrical to my loft.


I was on a plane. The ass next to me was driving me crazy trying to get the score. Pathetic.
 
2012-02-07 08:55:52 AM
Watched the last play, and the confetti shower. The mob on the field gets worse and worse every year, and that's just support staff and the press. I predict that within the next five years, the winning team is going to have to run several more plays just to get back to the locker rooms. The confetti looked amazing in HD, tho. Made me want to sweep the living room.
 
2012-02-07 11:35:34 AM
The most over hyped rerun in TV history.
 
2012-02-07 12:01:01 PM

James Scameron:
i don't watch television


Hmm, off to a good start, but...

James Scameron:
in a rink, on the pitch, near the diamond

not surrounded by yelling and screaming idiots


Does not compute!
 
2012-02-07 03:04:34 PM

PowerSlacker: srhp29: That's 18% of the viewers who watched the last World Cup Championship game.

Povertyball is popular in poor countries.

Also, water is wet.


OK. that was funny.

/will be stealing that for the future
 
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