Found February 08, 2012 on Oregon Sports News:
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Super Bowl XLVI, despite Madonna’s best efforts, was a resounding success. While low-scoring, the game was exciting as games that come down to the last play always are. People are still talking about Clint Eastwood’s pep talk and how Matthew Broderick has lost his relevance. Football is as popular as ever and all is right in America. Or is it? There’s no question that football, and the NFL in particular, continues to be a TV rating juggernauts. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Sunday’s game had a 47.8 rating, mean it was seen in 47.8% of U.S. households. That sounds good and all, until you recall that last year’s game had a 47.9 rating. Plus, 47.8% means that 52.2%, a clear majority, did not watch the game. There is another ***** in the armor: Nielsen reported that ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football’ dropped almost ten percent in the ratings in 2011. So is the NFL in a dire situation? Absolutely not. There’s no question that next season will be extremely popular, as will the se...
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