The mainstream media doesn’t care too much for Fox News and its related networks. The liberal media will often take potshots at the network, for giving conservative commentary equal time with theirs. But, time and again, Fox shows just how little it cares about its competitors’ opinions. And apparently, so does its audience.
This year the network got the privilege of airing the Super Bowl. It’s no secret that this is one of the few programs left that draws a crowd over streaming content. Networks salivate over being able to air the live game. And this year, Fox gets to boast an impressive state.
From The Western Journal:
Fox scored the third-most watched show of all time with its Super Bowl match-up of the Kansas City Chiefs against the Philadelphia Eagles…
An average of 113.1 million tuned into the contest, according to the final Nielsen numbers released Tuesday, The Associated Press reported.
The largest television audience of all time was the 2015 Super Bowl game between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks, which drew a record 114.4 million viewers.
Live, broadcast TV might be dead. But the Super Bowl has a way of bringing it to life, at least for one day. Over 113 million people tuned in to watch this year’s big game. That is the third-largest audience the event has ever seen.
That also means Fox raked in serious advertising dollars on the night. Networks don’t always divulge those numbers, but you better believe it was in the hundreds of millions. On top of that, the network got to advertise Fox News shows, including Greg Gutfield’s number-one late-night show.
During the same broadcast, a Christian group aired two commercials about Jesus Christ–much to the outrage of liberal critics. Chances are, other networks would not have been willing to air those ads, even though the groups funding them were able to raise money to afford the ad costs.
One thing we do know about this news is, Americans still love their sports. And keeping politics to a minimum during them is the right idea.
- Fox landed the third-most watched Super Bowl of all time.
- Over 113 million people watched the epic game.
Source: The Western Journal