Super Bowl Blowout ratings down from last year, but in the Top 5 all-time

02.03.14 5 years ago

Super Bowl Blowout ratings down from last year, but in the Top 5 all-time

Four of the Top 5 Super Bowls of all-time have happened in the past four years. PLUS: Super Bowl stadium is covered in snow less than 12 hours after the game.

Fox and Jerry Seinfeld insist “Seinfeld” reunion wasn’t a commercial, even though it promoted his Crackle web series
No money was exchanged for the promotion. As Jerry Seinfeld says in a statement: “Fox approached Larry and me about doing some kind of ‘Seinfeld” reunion for the halftime broadcast because of the New York connection. So we thought throwing Jerry, George and Newman into a ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” was a fun way to do it. Larry and I wrote the script in one sitting, just like old times, and working with him, Jason and Wayne was a total blast, as it always was.” PLUS: What a disappointing reunion!, and it was much ado about nothing.

Watch all the “24: Live Another Day” Super Bowl trailers
Featuring Jack Bauer and “Goth Chloe.” PLUS: Watch Super Bowl ads for Fox’s “Cosmos” and “The Following.”

Bruno Mars gets credited with “rescuing” boring Super Bowl
Mars suddenly became the main event as the Broncos were getting blown out in the first half. And he lived up to the billing. PLUS: Mars’ halftime was “solid-meh,” the Red Hot Chili Peppers got the biggest cheers, and Mars delivered after baring scrutinized over his inexperience.

Super Bowl champion QB Russell Wilson will be on Letterman tonight
It’s become a tradition for the Super Bowl-winning quarterback to appear on “The Late Show” first.

Seattle Seahawks use “Community’s” Jeff Winger in celebrating their Super Bowl victory
Joel McHale is, of course, a diehard Seahawks fan.

“SNL” had its 2nd-best ratings of the season, thanks to Seth Meyers’ farewell
Apparently viewers were tuning in for Seth’s goodbye, not Melissa McCarthy.

Opera superstar Renee Fleming was “living and breathing” the national anthem for weeks
“This is not for civilians,” says the Super Bowl soprano.

Super Bowl ads: Less risqué and crude, more warm and fuzzy
There was also a lot of nostalgia this year, including a Radio Shack ’80s reunion ad and, of course, the “Full House” reunion. PLUS: “Puppy Love” wins USA Today’s Ad Meter.

Coca-Cola’s Super Bowl ad brings out a racist backlash
Some “ugly Americans” were ticked off to see “America the Beautiful” sung in foreign languages.

Aziz Ansari tweeted a “Friday Night Lights” Super Bowl — “Street” and Vince Howard join the fun
Ansari’s all-day Sunday tweet fest inspired a photo from Scott Porter and Michael B. Jordan.

All performers on Letterman this week will sing Beatles songs
“The Late Show” and the Ed Sullivan Theater is commemorating Sunday’s 50th anniversary of the Beatles famous performance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

Time Warner’s Super Bowl ad features “Duck Dynasty” cast minus Phil Robertson

The controversial “Duck” star was conspicuously absent from last night’s commercial.

Puppy Bowl vs. Fish Bowl vs. Kitten Bowl

Which put on the cutest performance vs. the Super Bowl, Animal Planet, Nat Geo or Hallmark Channel?

Hillary Clinton sent a tweet joking about Fox News during Super Bowl

“It’s so much more fun to watch FOX when it”s someone else being blitzed & sacked! #SuperBowl”

Kim Kardashian in Vogue?
The E! star reportedly was photographed for the fashion magazine this weekend.

Prince and Zooey Deschanel had a duet on “New Girl”
Prince did sing on last night’s Super Bowl episode.

Stephen Colbert had his head cracked open in Super Bowl ad
Watch Colbert pitch pistachios.

Meet the “Supernatural” spinoff characters

All new spinoff characters will be introduced on the CW series’ 20th episode. PLUS: Jared Padalecki under fire for calling Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death “stupid.”

Rainn Wilson tweets a childhood photo of him wearing a Seahawks shirt
“This goes out to all the as*holes calling me a #Bandwagon fan.”

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