M*A*S*H Finale Still Highest-Rated Television Program

Super Bowl XLIV, which pitted Indianapolis Colts against the New Orleans Saints, was watched by 106,476,000 million viewers, topping the record of 105,970,000 viewers set by the series finale of M*A*S*H 27 years ago on February 28th, 1983. The game is now the most-WATCHED or most-VIEWED single television program in the United States. The game … Continue Reading →

Super Bowl XLIII Still Can’t Top M*A*S*H Finale

NBC has released updated numbers for its broadcast of Super Bowl XLIII. It now stands as the most watched Super Bowl in history and the most watched television broadcast in history in terms of total viewers (those who watch six or more minutes). An average of 98.7 million viewers watched Super Bowl XLIII compared to … Continue Reading →

Super Bowl XLIII Can’t Top M*A*S*H Finale

According to an NBC press release, last night’s broadcast of Super Bowl XLIII is now the third most-watched telecast of all time in the United States of America with 95.4 million viewers. It trails only series finale of M*A*S*H (106 million) and last year’s Super Bowl XLII (97.5 million). In terms of total audience, or … Continue Reading →

Goodbye, Farewell and Amen Ratings Analysis Updated

In light of the ratings for this past Sunday’s Super Bowl (43.1/65, 97.448 million viewers) I have updated my Goodbye, Farewell and Amen Ratings Analysis with additional numbers, including overnight Arbitron ratings for the final episode. I have also slightly expanded some sections of the article (it is now in sections for easy reading) and … Continue Reading →