I thought the king of TV shows would stand forever.
When the M*A*S*H finale aired, there were fewer TV’s and just a fraction of the choices of stations we have now. 105.7 million viewers tuned in for that program on February 28, 1983. Sunday night 106 million watched the Saints win the Superbowl over the Colts. This should put to rest the inevitable annual chatter about why Superbowl ads cost so much. There is literally nowhere else on television to get seen by so many people at once. If anyone knows why we got the U.S. feed instead of the Canadian one, I’d love to hear from you. It was a strange and wonderful occurence. Now, enjoy one of the best ads from Sunday night.