Cast Pops Champagne

by Chris Burke

Super Bowl viewers

There are some records that may never be broken: Joe DiMaggio's hit streak, Wayne Gretzky's 92 goals in one season, Warren Moon's 161 career fumbles.

And, while it's not a sports records, the stranglehold that the finale of M*A*S*H has over the Neilsen ratings record book deserves a tip of the cap as well. The February 1983 series finale drew 106 million viewers -- a mark that's still untouched, though the NFL is closing in.

Super Bowl XLIII drew an average of 95.4 million viewers, making it the third most-watched television program ever, behind the M*A*S*H farewell and the Giants-Patriots Super Bowl XLII classic.

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