Super Bowl Could See Record Viewership

The undefeated New England Patriots aren't taking the only shot at history this weekend. There's a strong chance that this could be the most-watched Super Bowl ever.

The record Fox will be shooting for is the 94.08 million viewers who watched Dallas beat Pittsburgh in January of 1996, according to Nielsen Media Research. Last year's victory by Indianapolis came closest with 93.2 million.

The biggest draw is the Patriots themselves. They're attempting to become the first undefeated NFL team since the 1972 Dolphins.

The New York Giants represent the biggest television market in the country. And their NFC championship game victory over Green Bay had the biggest audience for that game since 1995, according to the Nielsen people.

The Giants and Patriots played on the last night of the regular season, with New England coming from behind to win and keep their unbeaten streak alive. That game was the most-watched NFL regular season game since 1990, seen by 34.5 million people.


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  • by lucy Location: beulaville, north carolina on Feb 1, 2008 at 02:43 PM
    will channel 7 be showing superbowl XLII, if not we live in beulaville, N.C. what is the closet channel for good reception.

    Editor's note: The Fox Network is carrying the Super Bowl this year. WFXI is on channel 8 over the air.

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