- The most-watched television event in U.S. history was this year's Super Bowl. The same was true of the Super Bowl in 2012. And in 2011. And in 2010.
But the supermassive audience of the final game is just the capstone on football's monopoly of the little screen. NFL games accounted for 34 of the 35 most-watched TV shows last fall, according to TV by the Numbers. Football dominates the world of sports, and live sports dominates the world of television. It's no wonder, then, that the Super Bowl stands apart from the rest of television like a Petronas Tower airlifted into a suburb.
-What a waste of energy and time.