Would an 18-0 Patriots team smash most watched TV show records in the USA?

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  1. PATRIOT64

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    If the Patriots go to the Super Bowl at 18-0 do you think the SB game would smash viewer rankings as the most watched TV show ever?

    I believe M*A*S*H finale in 1983 was top dog in a TV show being watched by more than 105 Million viewers.

    I think with a chance to make incredible history and to go 19-0 would top that,I can see over 100 million viewing this SB 42,Even if many of these viewers never watched or don't like football,I think they tune in.

    Of course everything is moot until/If NE takes care of business the next 2 games
  2. MrClutch

    MrClutch Third String But Playing on Special Teams

  3. PATRIOT64

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    Yes MASH was the most watched TV show ever although there is a debate of whether Rogers and Hammerstein's version of Cinderella which garnered 107 Million viewers was a bit more watched but no one talks about that because that show was back in the late 50s
  4. IcyPatriot

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    19-0 will certainly contribute to smashed TV's in Indy & Jacksonville.:p
  5. PATRIOT64

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    Not to mention Dallas or Green Bay or maybe Seattle which will be the final victim of this crime ;)
  6. Tucker

    Tucker On the Game Day Roster

    how many viewers in the NYG/Pats game?:confused:
  7. PATRIOT64

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    I believe it was 41 Million viewers and tops for the week of course
  8. PatsFaninAZ

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    The super bowl ratings have been fairly consistent -- with some spikes and valleys, it's pretty much 90 million viewers and 41 percent of households for several years. (The super bowl gets far more viewers per household than any other programming, due to parties and stuff.)

    I think it's hitting a saturation point. Having two big city teams, or some other point of interest like 18-0, I don't think is going to make a huge difference. The game already draws pretty much all the casual fans. There just aren't many people left who would even appreciate the significance of 18-0 who aren't already planning to watch.

    If the 17-0 patriots play the colts in the AFCCG, though, it could be the most highly rated non-superbowl game in NFL history.
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