February 4, 2013 |
The cause of Sunday night's 34-minute power outage at the Super Bowl remained a mystery Monday, but NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the incident would not harm New Orleans's chances of hosting an 11th NFL championship game in the future. "This will not affect the people's view in the NFL about the success of the game here in New Orleans," Goodell said at a news briefing Monday morning. "We know that they have an interest in future Super Bowls and we look forward to evaluating that going forward.
February 4, 2013 |
A power outage that plunged half the Superdome into darkness and stopped game play for 34 minutes put a damper on Sunday's Super Bowl ratings, which came in behind the 2012 and 2011 games — making it the third most-watched broadcast in TV history. An average of 108.4 million people watched Sunday's game, which morphed from a pre-blackout walkover into a post-blackout squeaker, as the Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers, 34-31. An estimated 111.4 million people watched the New York...
January 30, 2013 |
Super Bowl halftime shows often burn more vivid images into the American conscience than the most-watched football game of the year, and can claim millions more viewers. They can also ignite controversy, as Janet Jackson did with her halftime "wardrobe malfunction" in 2004. Last year, performing with Madonna, British-born hip-hop star M.I.A. gave the finger to 114 million people. Outraged by the raunchy behavior, or simply to capture some of the Super Bowl's supersized audience, some religious programmers are...
October 16, 2012 |
For the first time since Janet Jackson's infamous 2004 breast baring, a female solo artist under the age of AARP eligibility will headline the Super Bowl halftime show. Next year's halftime performance will be by Beyonce. Coincidentally, it will be broadcast by CBS — the same network that aired the halftime show in which, as Jackson sang, bumped and ground her way through "Rock Your Body," Justin Timberlake ripped the bodice off her costume, debuting her right breast to a...
September 26, 2012 |
Andy Williams, whose languid crooning style and disarming presence propelled him to recording and television stardom in the 1960s, with hits including "Moon River" and the inescapable holiday jingle "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," died Sept. 25 at his home in Branson, Mo. He was 84. He died after a year-long battle with bladder cancer, his publicist, Paul Shefrin, said. Mr. Williams's entertainment career spanned eight decades, starting when he was an 8-year-old singer performing at church...
February 6, 2012 |
For the third time in as many years, Sunday's Super Bowl has been crowned the most-watched television broadcast ever. An estimated 111.3 million people watched the New York Giants defeat the New England Patriots, 21-17, Nielsen said Monday. Of course, it also means a record number of people saw rapper/singer M.I.A. flip off America during Madonna's halftime show . NBC and the NFL are engaged in what is not yet quite a war of words — maybe a kerfuffle of words — over that...