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The Most Watched Sporting Events of 2008

Friday, January 9, 2009 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 10:55 PM, under

Athens, GA (Jan 9, 2008) - The following are the most watched sporting events of 2008 as measured by The Nielsen Company.

Rank Program Network Match-Up Viewers (P2+)
1 FOX SUPER BOWL XLII FOX NY GIANTS VS NEW ENGLAND 97,563,000
2 FOX NFC CHAMPIONSHIP FOX NY GIANTS AT GREEN BAY 54,005,000
3 AFC CHAMPIONSHIP ON CBS CBS SAN DIEGO AT NEW ENGLAND 44,850,000
4 FOX NFC PLAYOFF-SUN FOX NY GIANTS AT DALLAS 40,094,000
5 SUM OLYM TUE PRIME 1 NBC n/a 34,586,000
6 SUM OLYM SUN PRIME 1 NBC n/a 32,679,000
7 SUM OLYM SAT PRIME 2 NBC n/a 31,890,000
8 AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF-SU CBS SAN DIEGO AT INDIANAPOLIS 31,598,000
9 AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF-SA CBS JACKSONVILLE AT NEW ENGLAND 30,932,000
10 SUM OLYM MON PRIME 1 NBC n/a 30,579,000

Source: The Nielsen Company (2008).

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