Super Bowl ratings through the roof

It had to end sometime.

The 26-year reign the television show “M-A-S-H” had as the most-watched program in history has ended. “M-A-S-H” drew 105.97 million viewers for its 1983 season finale, but was knocked out of the top spot this past Sunday as Super Bowl XLIV brought in an estimated 106.5 million people, according to Neilson Co.

I was shocked when I heard this. Not shocked because the Super Bowl drew over 106 million people, but because the “M-A-S-H” season-finale has held the top spot since 1983. Between every Super Bowl and every episode of American Idol that has aired since 1983, I would have figured there was no chance “M-A-S-H” was No. 1.

There are several reasons being attributed to the television success of this year’s Super Bowl which includes the popularity of the New Orleans Saints and the story behind the team’s march to the title game (Hurricane Katrina), winter storms blanketing the Northeast (forcing many to stay inside) and the fact that more American homes have television sets than they did back in the day.

Congratulations to the big winners of the evening: CBS

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