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The highest-rated TV show of the season

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 23rd 2007 12:04PM

question markSo, what do you think it is?

Was it the debut episode of this season's American Idol? Was it the season opener of 24? Or maybe the half-season-ender of Lost a few months ago? The season opener of Grey's Anatomy?

Nope. The highest-rated TV show of the season so far was the third episode of Ghost Whisperer! OK, I'm kidding. The actual highest-rated show after the jump.

It's the New England Patriots/Indianapolis Colts AFC championship game from this past Sunday!

The game got a 28.1 Nielsen rating and captured a 40 share. That translates to "a lot of people watched it." It probably helped that it was a night game, starting around 7pm on the east coast.

The game wasn't that high-rated in my household though. I think my roommate slammed a couple of things and screamed several times. The Pats really blew it. But congrats to the Colts, they deserve it. I just hope Peyton Manning isn't too busy filming commercials for various products and finds time to play in the Super Bowl.

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Jim

PeteL, everyone knows the conference championship games are always better than the Super Bowl.

January 23 2007 at 4:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
SpaceVenus

Bullcrap.

Now I understand why people hate Bob Sassone!

January 23 2007 at 3:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dante

In history? You mean US history because god knows outside the US other events get FAR better ratings.

January 23 2007 at 3:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
PeteL

It was the AFC Championship game there Jim. Not the SuperBowl at all.

January 23 2007 at 2:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
RR

@Jim

>Well duh! Aren't 8 of the Top 10 most
>watched programs in history Super Bowls?

No, 10 out of 10 of them are World Cup soccer games :-P

Viewed by 2 billion+ people, there's no comparison.

January 23 2007 at 2:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
David

Everyone saw how the Pats completely fell apart and how I showed people the game isn't over until it's over.

January 23 2007 at 1:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jim

Well duh! Aren't 8 of the Top 10 most watched programs in history Super Bowls?

January 23 2007 at 1:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mike

What a sneaky post...! I am not interested in amateur hour shows like American Idol & would not have followed your "after the jump" tease but for your clever, but now very annoying lead-up.

Wow, silly me, I thought by TV shows you meant things actually on TV.

Let it go, people.

January 23 2007 at 12:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Matt

No surprise... I was thinking before I "jumped" that it's always a football game.

January 23 2007 at 12:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dana Graves

What a sneaky post...! I am not interested in football & would not have followed your "after the jump" tease but for your clever, but now very annoying lead-up.

January 23 2007 at 12:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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