NEW YORK: CBS says last night’s game was the highest rated Super Bowl in history--an average overnight household rating/share of 48.1/71. More to come...
“During the blackout period we lost about half of our cameras,” said Ken Aagaard, executive vice president of operations, engineering, and production services for CBS Sports. “They all came back when the lights were back.”
While Fox Sports has exclusive telecast rights this Sunday to Super Bowl XLII, an executive at ESPN is predicting that as much as 80 percent of the several dozen commercials aired during the pre-game, game and post-game shows will be aired in HD, even though a majority of American TV sets have not yet jumped up 1080i or 720p. (Both Fox and ESPN use 720p as their preferred transmission standard).
Lyric soprano Renée Fleming will sing the National Anthem as part of Super Bowl XLVIII pregame festivities at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on Sunday, Feb. 2, the NFL and Fox announced.