Super Bowl XLI delivered a 42.6 HH rating /61 HH share for WBZ channel 4, which represents 1,010,000 households. The game attracted 1,949,000 viewers. Obviously, it was the #1 show in prime time and, at a 42.6 HH rating, will be highest-rated non-Patriots event of the 2006-07 television season.
The local numbers compare favorably to the national numbers, which show a 42.0 HH rating with a 63 HH share, according to Nielsen Media Research’s overnight measurement of its 55 metered markets.
It appears Gerald Green will be the Celtics lone player representative at All Star Weekend, as the second year guard was selected to participate in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest.
Sean McAdam has a quick look at Quadragenarian earning power for ESPN.com
Buster Olney had a Q&A with Kevin Millar on his ESPN blog, and one of the questions went like this:
6. Who is a former Boston teammate you miss playing with?
Millar: I really miss Jason Varitek. He cares so much about all his teammates. He really had a way of saying the right things when times were tough, and he’s very respected by all his teammates for that reason. But you can’t forget about “Big” Papi (David Ortiz). This guy has a smile that lights up a locker room on a daily basis.
Apparently some writers liked Detroit as a Super Bowl location better than Miami.
Peter King has his Monday Morning Quarterback on the day after the Super Bowl.
Media Columns On The Super Bowl Coverage:
Richard Deitsch hands out his grades from the broadcast last night.
David Barron has Jim Nantz turning up the volume for his first Super Bowl call.
Ed Sherman gives props to CBS for focusing on more than just Peyton Manning last night.
Richard Sandomir wanted more Manning last night….and not just Peyton, but Archie and Eli too.
Michael Hiestand calls the CBS broadcast “perfectly adequate and certainly more than the over-hyped Super Bowl ads.”
5:00pm, NESN – Beanpot: Northeastern/BU
7:00pm, Versus – Red Wings @ Rangers
7:00pm, ESPN – Syracuse @ UConn
8:00pm, NESN – Beanpot: Harvard/Boston College
9:00pm, ESPN – Texas @ Texas A&M
Midnight, ESPN2 – Gonzaga @ Loyola Marymount