Super Bowl XLI rocks the ratings
Miami threw a good party for Super Bowl XLI, and the ratings show it. With an estimated 140 million viewers tuning into the Colts-Bears match up, this was the most watched game since 2000. Prince was incredible during the half-time show, (I love his purple guitar -- and the way he says guitar) and advertisers paid over $2.6 million for a 30 second commercial spot.
Prince made it work by immediately forgoing the idea of groove, highlighting his Hendrix side rather than his James Brown side. He also jammed a ton of material into his set, only about half of it was his.
Ratings also go where there is controversy, so check -out this banned video (below) of a hilarious Super Bowl commercial.
The 3 1/2-hour CBS broadcast of the National Football League championship from Dolphin Stadium in Miami drew nearly 2.5 million more viewers than last year's Super Bowl matchup, in which the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Seattle Seahawks, Nielsen said on Monday.