Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Her Majesty and The Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL), the highest level of professional American football in the United States, culminating a season that begins in the late summer of the previous calendar year. This game is held at a selected site, usually a city that hosts an NFL team. The Super Bowl uses Roman numerals to identify each game, rather than the year in which it is held.

The day on which the Super Bowl is played, now considered by some an American national holiday, is called 'Super Bowl Sunday'. It is the second-largest day for US food consumption, after Thanksgiving Day. In addition, The Super Bowl has frequently been the most watched American television broadcast of the year. The Super Bowl is also among the most watched sporting events in the world, mostly due to North American audiences. Because of its high viewership, commercial airtime during the Super Bowl broadcast is the most expensive of the year because the viewing count of the Super Bowl is an average of 100,000,000 people every year. Due to the high cost of investing in advertising on the Super Bowl, companies regularly develop their most expensive advertisements for this broadcast. As a result, watching and discussing the broadcast's commercials has become a significant aspect of the event. In addition, many popular singers and musicians have performed during the event's pre-game and halftime ceremonies because of the exposure. In, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Bowl                                                                                                                                                                 
photo credits: Mark Humphrey

This year, Super Bowl XLVI took place in Indianopolis, at Lucas Oil Stadium, on February 5th. The New York Giants won against the Patriots: 21 - 17. Madonna was the Halftime Performer, and she had an audience of nearly three million more viewers than the game itself. The singer's halftime performance  was seen by 114.0 million viewers, nearly 4 million more than last year's performance featuring the Black Eyed Peas. It is the most watched Super Bowl Half-time Show featuring entertainment. Bruce Springsteen attracted 95,7 million viewers. Read more @ billboard.com


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2 comments:

  1. I did enjoy, Céu!! Thank you so much. The best half-time ever! Those who criticize Her Madge(sty) aren't really getting the gist out of it ;) There wasn't a better way of promoting her new album and tour! She has a tremendous sense of opportunity, besides being intelligent, a powerful chameleon and a unique entertainer!

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  2. I totally agree!... Nobody survives in the 'showbizz' for so long if you don't have that 'killer instinct'!...

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