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Superbowl Commercials - are they watched worldwide?

Original post made by Sports Fan on Jan 22, 2008

All the hype has started about the superbowl, not the game but the commercials. It is reported to be the most watched sporting event worldwide, a statement I doubt as I am sure that world cup soccer games are watched by more and perhaps even the European Cup Final or the British FA Cup Final is more popular.

However, my thoughts are really whether the superbowl is shown all over the world with the American commercials or do the local countries show their own commercials, considering this must be quite a low audience in most countries?

Comments (3)

Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 23, 2008 at 4:21 pm

How can they make the commercials this year with the writers' strike?

Posted by foreigner, a resident of Green Acres
on Jan 24, 2008 at 4:04 pm

The superbowl shown all over the world??? I very much doubt it. American football is hardly known outside the US.

If you want to talk about a sporting competition watched worldwide, let's talk about the real football (a.k.a soccer) world cup. Now that's a worldwide event.

Posted by Maxter!!, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jan 31, 2008 at 1:44 pm

I know a lot of people outdside US who follow football on regular basis, they ara as apassionate as any fan from any city!!
I've been to Mexico and Holand, and there are a lot of fans!!

Lets cut the speculation... Do any one know for sure which event has the highest rating worldwide? I know in the US its the SuperBowl with 64 pts. even the year with worldcup, the highest event is the SuperBowl

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