A dull, mistake-filled game plus good weather across much of Canada put a dent in Sunday’s Super Bowl numbers.
The 2015 game was a nail-biter and a record-setter, with 8.23 million tuning in on CTV plus a million more on RDS.
Sunday’s English Canada audience was close to CTV’s overnight tally in 2012.
In a game of miscues held at San Francisco’s new stadium, the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10.
I watched a CBS affiliate feed of the game and was just as unimpressed with this year’s Super Bowl commercials as I was with either team’s offense. A car ad featuring Christopher Walken, which I had watched the day before on YouTube, was amusing.
An ad featuring a pink, animated intestine walking down the street tied an ad showing a baby with a monkey’s head licking some dude’s face for Creepiest Super Bowl commercial ever. No more chili for me, thanks.
The Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission has ordered NFL rights holder CTV to air the U.S. Super Bowl ads starting next February. Based on the dreck I saw Sunday night, this seems both pointless and cruel.