TV Ratings: Super Bowl XLVIII Is Most Watched in History With 111.5 Million Viewers

12:47 PM PST 2/3/2014 by Michael O’Connell

UPDATED: Contrary to early returns, the game ends up topping the 2012 outing by 200,000 viewers to become the biggest show ever to air on U.S. TV.

Advertisers, who shelled out a record $4 million for a 30-second commercial, got the best bang for their buck in those minutes leading up to the halftime show — when the Seahawks already held a commanding 22-0 lead. That’s particularly good news for Volkswagen, Wonderful Pistachios, H&M, Subway, Toyota, Sonos, Coca-Cola, CarMax and M&Ms — all of which paid for ad time toward the end of the second quarter. The block also included trailers for Paramount Pictures’ Transformers: Age of Extinction and Columbia Pictures’ The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

As for the halftime show, Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers also set a new high, with 115.3 million viewers tuning in during the performance, besting Beyonce (110.8 million in 2013) and previous champ Madonna (114.0 million in 2012).

And this:


London Olympics 2012 Ratings: Most Watched Event In TV History

Posted: 08/13/2012 5:40 pm


London 2012 Olympics win ratings race.

The 2012 London Olympics won gold in the ratings race this year.

More than 219.4 million Americans tuned in, making this year’s Olympics the most-watched event ever in US TV history, according to Nielsen. The 2012 Olympics beat out the 2008 Beijing games, which brought in 215 million viewers.

The NBC primetime broadcast of the Olympics averaged 31.1 million viewers, making it the most-watched non-US Summer Olympics in 36 years. The closing ceremony brought in 31.0 million viewers, also making it the most-watched closing ceremony for a non-US Summer Olympics in 36 years.

The London Olympics boasted an unprecedented 5,535 hours of coverage across NBC and its affiliates, surpassing the 2008 Beijing Olympics coverage by an amazing 2,000 hours.

“The London Olympics was a wonderful 17 days for NBC Universal, exceeding all our expectations in viewership, digital consumption and revenue,” NBC Universal CEO Steve Burke said in a statement. “Every part of our company contributed to our success … We are proud to have been part of the last two weeks, and we couldn’t have asked for a better start to our long run of Olympic Games through 2020.”


Jer 50:35-38

35 A sword is upon the Chaldeans, saith the Lord, and upon the inhabitants of Babylon, and upon her princes, and upon her wise men.

36 A sword is upon the liars; and they shall dote: a sword is upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed.

37 A sword is upon their horses, and upon their chariots, and upon all the mingled people that are in the midst of her; and they shall become as women: a sword is upon her treasures; and they shall be robbed.

38 A drought is upon her waters; and they shall be dried up: for it is the land of graven images, and they are mad upon their idols.


What if, when you see how many billions are made off all of the sports in America, the number of viewers of the games played, God considers that an Idol? And what if you compare that with what we pay our teachers, who shape our young, and by that method shape our future, God considers that a rank sin, and what if, when you see that 55 million babies (reported), in the 40 years since Roe vs. Wade that God considers that sacrificing your young to Baal and cold blooded murder, and what if, when you see how our military has been unsuccessful in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere that God is saying you are under judgment, and what if, when you see our economy tanking all over the United States that God considers that a curse from Deuteronomy 28, and what if, when you are seeing our farmers all over America being shafted by the likes of Monsanto that God also considers that a curse in the fields, and what if our total mistreatment of our veterans who are maimed for life a sign of hearts grown cold, and what if the rich men of the Earth who are behind all of the wars, the depressions, the recessions are the instrument God is using to bring America-Babylon to its knees, and what if God has decided that America-Babylon must be and will be utterly destroyed as He said he would in Deuteronomy 28 – then what?




  1. Stewart, that is a long sentence with “dependent clauses” worthy of the Apostle Paul! Bravo for the construction as well as for the thought, although what a horrifying thought.


  2. Praying for Peter. God bless Peter in all things needful, and bring to him all things bright and beautiful. Soon!


  3. You talk about MAD UPON THEIR IDOLS: There is a scene in the movie NAQOYQATSI ( 3rd part of the QATSI trilogy) where people, and this is live TV footage, of people at a football game that are actually bowing down towards the football field and TV camera as well. I was instanly reminded of this piece of scripture, that you had taught me about Stew, the first time I saw this film. In fact I highly recomend you watch the whole movie as much of this is about the way earth people worship celebrities, sports, things,….mamon. They are lovers of this world and the things of this world.I still find it hard to believe that so many of them do not think about the salvation of their souls and are not making it their first & primary priority. I am forever asking the same thing Paul said “Don’t you think your soul is worthy of salvation?” Maybe it makes them think about it, maybe it doesn’t. I am afraid for them because I think we about to soon find out.


  4. Although I could write volumes on how accurate your “What if’s” are, I’ll limit myself to two short observations. First, abortion: Jesus said “Suffer the children unto me.” This is where we have hardened our hearts I agree with Mother Teresa who believes that abortion is what is driving the decline of American culture. A fundamental disrespect for human life is inimical to cultural stability.

    The other issue is the treatment of our veterans. I do not believe it’s that our hearts have hardened toward them (as it was the case during Viet Nam), I believe it has more to do with the corruption of lawmakers, whose job it is to look after them, coupled with a bad economy. You are absolutely correct about the fall of America-Babylon. I forget who said that no civilization collapses without first decaying from inside, but truer words have never been spoken…Our culture and political infrastructure have become rotten to the core!.


  5. …and what if you are right about all of this? What if the Omage Code is right also? I am looking forward to April 14th and I truly pray that you are right about that!


  6. As we see the world go mad, and our leaders lying, and stealing from the masses yet the people turn a blind eye. The people do not want to believe that judgment has been placed upon them from the Lord Almighty. They get angry with the Government, and yet they do nothing. The only ones who are to blame are the ones that did and said nothing. And yes, the masses have become mad upon our idols. When total destruction comes, I pray that the people have accepted God prior to the event. Days of sorrow are coming upon all who dwell within America the Babylon. Blessings to all who have heeded the warnings.


  7. Sorry to be a bit off-topic: I wouldn’t mind prayers or being added to anyone’s prayer-list.

    Thank you, Peter

    Prov 13:12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.


  8. That’s not a “what if”…that’s an “HE DOES and HE IS”!!! I pray that ALL HIS people remain strong in His strength, have the faith of Jesus, stand in His truth and walk in His path by His leading, stay under the covering of His Wings by remaining in His Torah and have His courage given to them when the Holy Spirit must have His say through them. In Jesus name I pray.

    Thank you Stewart for always speaking His truth! Yah bless you.


  9. Then I would say, Let the will of the Lord be done. God is sovereign. If we are not on his team, we are his offense. People are making “sports” and such idols.

    As I was reading, Martha was upset with Mary because she would not do chores for the guests. She asked Jesus to reprimand but he reprimanded her. Why? Because she fussing about all the cares of the world and not laying hold of he truth like Mary Did.

    Boy, we are all screwed up and I pray that the Lord has mercy on my soul…


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