SUPER OUTAGE - POWER GOES OUT AT DOME ...
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Esiason: 'Beyonce Blew Electricity In Superdome Twice During Rehearsals'...TOTALS..108.5 MILLION AVERAGE..THIRD HIGHEST..
Super ratings part 2: number crunching still going on ...but, post game had 77 million viewers while the game itself ranged from 89-110.5 million (no peak yet)...it was the highest rated in metered markets but if these numbers hold true or change, can it beat the total viewership numbers of last year's game..that one had 111.3 million..last year's half time show had 114 million...early numbers have Beyonce's falling a little short of that...ratings DO NOT reflect the power outage and thus will make for some contradictions in reporting. CBS Sports’ coverage of Super Bowl XLVII featuring the BALTIMORE RAVENS’ 34-31 win over the SAN FRANCISCO 49ers on Sunday, Feb. 3 (6:30-8:45 PM and 9:15-10:45 PM, ET), earned an average overnight household rating/share of 48.1/71, the highest-rated Super Bowl in the metered markets in history..previous high was (2/6/11; 47.9/71; FOX; Green Bay-Pittsburgh). This year’s 48.1/71 is up +1% from last year’s 47.8/71 (N.Y. Giants-New England) in the metered markets. Rating excludes from 8:45-9:15 PM, ET during power outage.....Last night’s late starting post Super Bowl broadcast of Elementary (11:15PM-12:15AM) averaged 12.0/24 in the metered markets and is on track to being the freshman drama’s most watched episode and highest rated in key demographics. The 11:15 start is the latest for any post Super Bowl program..but, it fell short of record...Full story at TheWrap.
"Immediately after the power failure in the Superdome, we lost numerous cameras and some audio powered by sources in the Superdome.
We utilized CBS’s back-up power and at no time did we leave the air. During the interruption, CBS Sports’ Steve Tasker, Solomon Wilcots and our studio team reported on the situation as a breaking news story, providing updates and reports while full power was being restored to the dome including our sets and broadcast booth.
All commercial commitments during the broadcast are being honored.” Wait...what caused it????