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Popeye
02-09-2010, 10:03 AM
"LOS ANGELES -- Super Bowl XLIV broke a 27-year-old all-time U.S. ratings record set by the comedy series MASH, CBS Corp. officials said Monday. The Sunday telecast, in which the New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17, drew 106.5 million viewers. The final episode of MASH, broadcast in 1983, captured 105.97 million viewers. Both shows were broadcast by CBS.
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apparently , a quick poll suggested , 1 out of 2 canadian viewers watched some part of the super bowl broadcast , to see the 'who' or the ads ... and there was some sort of a sporting event on the side

Paul Pless
02-09-2010, 10:05 AM
or the ads ... Why do some Canadians have trouble viewing the ads?

Steve Paskey
02-09-2010, 10:12 AM
"LOS ANGELES -- Super Bowl XLIV broke a 27-year-old all-time U.S. ratings record set by the comedy series MASH, CBS Corp. officials said Monday. The Sunday telecast, in which the New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17, drew 106.5 million viewers. The final episode of MASH, broadcast in 1983, captured 105.97 million viewers.

Not very impressive, when you consider that the U.S. population has increased by roughly one-third in the last thirty years:

1980 census: 226,546,000
2010 estimate: 308,650,000

To put it another way: the last episode of M*A*S*H was watched by 47 percent of the total U.S. population, but only 35 percent tuned in to the Super Bowl. (I was not one of them.)
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Popeye
02-09-2010, 10:13 AM
Why do some Canadians have trouble viewing the ads?

hmmm .. dunno exactly , anti-competition act .. free trade .. ?

i sometimes have trouble ordering stuff online from the states , everyday stuff you wouldn't expect restrictions on , but there you have it

Popeye
02-09-2010, 10:15 AM
.. consider that the U.S. population has increased by roughly one-third in the last thirty years:

1980 census: 226,546,000
2010 estimate: 308,650,000

then statistically, mash is still on top

Steve Paskey
02-09-2010, 10:18 AM
then statistically, mash is still on top

Yep. And neither "Avatar" nor "Titanic" is the all-time U.S. domestic box office champ. When you adjust for inflation, Titanic ranked only sixth until Avatar came along. And the figures for Avatar are distorted further by the fact that theaters charge extra for the 3D experience.

So why doesn't the motion picture industry account for inflation? Well, if you do, most of the top films -- including 8 of the top 10, IIRC -- were produced at least two or three decades ago. How would it look for the industry to admit that, on the whole, their best years are long behind them?
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Popeye
02-09-2010, 10:19 AM
ummm.. 'gone with the wind' ... ?