TELEVISION HISTORY--Sunday night's SuperBowl was bound to make the record books one way or another. A Boston win would have shattered the Dolphin's old record for the longest undefeated NFL season, but the New York win managed to beat the old record for the most television viewers. Nielsen estimates the audience at 97.5 million or about 3 million more than the 1996 game when Dallas beat Pittsburgh. That will translate into something between 42-44 rating points. Here in Cincinnati, the game averaged a 42.9 rating which is about two-thirds of all of the people who were watching TV.
The new channels already offer a clearer picture and have the ability to deliver the truly spectacular HD pictures that you've been reading about. Unfortunately, most people are still watching the old channel. We have a whole page on our website devoted to explaining all of this.
And, the federal government has an elaborate program to help viewers pay for what they will need. If you haven't already applied for your converter, here is a link to the website where you can apply.