Quote of the Day

"This hasn't just been the best northern Super Bowl, this has been one of the best Super Bowls, period."
-- Indianapolis Star columnist Bob Kravitz, on Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. (INDY STAR, 2/4)
Monday February 6, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 104 Print This Issue

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  • Giants Of Industry

    Super Bowl telecast peaked at 51.8 rating during final half hour

    NBC earned a 47.8 overnight Nielsen rating for the Giants’ 21-17 victory over the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI, down slightly from a 47.9 rating for last year’s Packers-Steelers matchup on Fox. Giants-Patriots still ranks as the third-best overnight for any Super Bowl, behind only Packers-Steelers and the '87 Giants-Broncos matchup on CBS. The overnight is up 7% from a 44.7 for the Giants-Patriots Super Bowl XLII on Fox in ‘08. Last night's game started at a 43.3 rating in the 6:30-7:00pm ET window, peaking at a 51.8 rating as the game concluded from 9:30-10:00pm. NBC’s  pregame coverage averaged a 12.0 from 2:00-6:30pm, down 2% from last year on Fox. Madonna’s  halftime performance earned a 48.1 ove ...

  • Start Me Up

    Harrison, Rodgers draw kudos during NBC's pregame show.

  • Every Dog Has Its Day

    Dogs again prove popular as canine-themed spots from Doritos, VW, Skechers top USA Today panel.

  • Flipping Out

    M.I.A.'s middle finger overshadowing Madonna's extravagant halftime show.

  • Commander In Chief

    Goodell talks State of the NFL; says league is committed to player safety and global growth.

  • Come One, Come All

    NFL Experience a huge draw, sets new attendance record.

  • Forward Progress

    Rams, St. Louis CVC work toward agreement to allow London games despite lease.

  • Hoop It Up

    Would new Seattle arena mean the NBA is on the horizon?

  • Indy Scene

    Celebrities and athletes pack Indianapolis hot spots for one last weekend of Super Bowl parties.

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