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Even though the American public constantly states that they are tired of hearing about or looking at Brett Favre, Sunday’s NFC Championship game television ratings suggested otherwise.
New Orleans’ 31-28 overtime win over Favre’s Minnesota Vikings on Sunday evening drew 57.9 million viewers, making it the largest audience for a championship game since “The Catch” game between the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers in the 1981 NFC title game.
The Vikings-Saints viewing audience was the most watched non-Super Bowl program since the season finale of Seinfeld back in May 1998.
People in Bristol, Connecticut (and the FOX folks) are smiling broadly because when Rachel Nichols is camped out on Brett’s lawn in Mississippi in a few months, there will be little confusion as to why the network goes to such alarming lengths. They know most of you will not change the channel.