LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 11: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs throws the ball as he is hit by Nick Bosa #97 of the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth quarter during Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Good morning, Sports fans!  Davey Mac here and I’ve got a plus-sized Sports Report for ya!  Lots of going on with the NBA and NHL!   Hot stove talk with the Mets!  And more!  But first…

…Well, the Super Bowl ratings are in…and we have a smash hit on our hands.  According to an ESPN report from Nielson and Adobe Analytics, Super Bowl LVIII is now the most-watched program in television history.  The game, which saw the Kansas City Chiefs defeat the San Francisco 49’ers in Overtime (25 to 22) averaged 123.4 million on TV alone…but after streaming service and online viewing is added…the audience who viewed the Big Game on Sunday is actually 202 million people! 

Super Bowl LVIII - San Francisco 49ers v Kansas City Chiefs

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 11: Head coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs holds the Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in overtime during Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

The TV rating shattered last year’s mark of 115.1 million viewers for the Chiefs Vs. Eagles Super Bowl.   The game was shown on CBS and Nickelodeon on television…and also Paramount+ and NFL streaming services.

Super Bowl LVIII - San Francisco 49ers v Kansas City Chiefs

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 11: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs throws a touchdown pass to wide receiver Mecole Hardman Jr. #12 against the San Francisco 49ers during overtime of Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Chiefs defeated the 49ers 25-22.

 

Now, while some are saying the Taylor Swift – Travis Kelce showmance brought a ton of eyeballs to the screen…and that may be true…they can’t account for such a huge increase in viewership.  In my opinion, it just goes to show you how absolutely MASSIVE the Super Bowl and the NFL are.  Incredible.

Super Bowl LVIII - San Francisco 49ers v Kansas City Chiefs

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 11: Travis Kelce #87 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with Taylor Swift after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 2 during Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

In any event…it’s a remarkable rating for a fantastic game.  Super Bowl LVIII will do in the books as one of the best ever.  Congrats to the Chiefs…I’m Davey Mac…now on to the rest of the Sports Report!

Super Bowl LVIII - San Francisco 49ers v Kansas City Chiefs

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 11: Mecole Hardman Jr. #12 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with Patrick Mahomes #15 and teammates after catching the game-winning touchdown pass to defeat the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 during Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

  • Knicks Screwed By Refs & Other NBA

    Let’s start with basketball…where the Knicks lost a tough one last night…105 to 103.  Jalen Brunson had 27 points and 7 assists in the defeat…but it was not enough to overcome a clearly blown call by the refs that directly led to the Knicks losing the game.  Afterwards, lead official Ed Malloys admitted his crew blew the call at the end.

    ClutchPoints on Twitter: "WHAT JUST HAPPENED? Jalen Brunson was called for a foul on Aaron Holiday's prayer for the win 😱pic.twitter.com/h2567TaaLg / Twitter"

    WHAT JUST HAPPENED? Jalen Brunson was called for a foul on Aaron Holiday's prayer for the win 😱pic.twitter.com/h2567TaaLg

    The 76’ers beat the Cavs…123 to 121.  Philly’s Buddy Hield had 24 points and 8 assists in the win.  The Sixers improve to 32 and 21.

    Philadelphia 76ers v Washington Wizards

    Buddy Hield #17 of the Philadelphia 76ers

    The Nets were off.  They play the Celtics tonight at the Barclays Center.  The Nets are 21 and 31.

    Denver Nuggets v Brooklyn Nets

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 22: Mikal Bridges #1 of the Brooklyn Nets dribbles during the first half against the Denver Nuggets at Barclays Center on December 22, 2023 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

     

     

  • Hockey Recap

    Hockey.  The Devils beat the Kraken…3 to 1.  Jersey’s Jack Hughes had a goal and an assist in the victory.  The Devils are now 26-12-4 for the season.

    Seattle Kraken v New Jersey Devils

    NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – FEBRUARY 12: Jack Hughes #86 of the New Jersey Devils is congratulated by teammate John Marino #6 after Hughes scored during the second against the Seattle Kraken at Prudential Center on February 12, 2024 in Newark, New Jersey.

    The Rangers shut out the Flames…2 to nothing.  Ranger goalie Igor Shesterkin had 30 saves to pick up the win.  The Rangers are 34-16-3.

    The Flyers got past the Coyotes…5 to 3. The Flyers’ Scott Laughton had a goal and an assist in the game.  The Flyers are now 29-19-6.

    Seattle Kraken v Philadelphia Flyers

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA: Scott Laughton #21 of the Philadelphia Flyers

  • Mets & Alonso May Not Reach Deal

    Baseball.  ESPN is reporting that the Mets and Pete Alonso are unlikely to reach a deal on a big contract extension before Alonso reaches free agency after this season.  Alonso’s agent is the infamous Scott Boras.

    2022 T-Mobile Home Run Derby

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 18: Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets reacts during the 2022 T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Dodger Stadium on July 18, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

  • That's Today's Davey Mac Sports Report!

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