Mike and Mike about to list other delays
game rating went UP during the "blackout"
Damn right it did.
People react the same way to that as they do to a car wreck.
Gotta see what happens next.
Zactly. Plus the ratings went up because people KEPT THE GAME ON CBS while they went to get more refreshments, food, take a squirt, etc.
Also, the ratings went up because of curiousity, they wanted to see if the cause was something dastarly, or they were just anticipating the lights coming back on any second, then any minute.
99% of the peeople that changed the channel turned it right back when the power was restored.
Also, the "blackout helped the 49'ers" bs is a copout. These are professionals, you know SF was going to make a run eventually, blackout or not..