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February 9, 2010 | By Joe Flint >>>
The New Orleans Saints' Super Bowl victory over the Indianapolis Colts not only ended 42 seasons of football futility for the franchise, it also shattered one of the television industry's most storied records. About 106.5 million tuned into CBS' telecast of Super Bowl XLIV on Sunday, making it the most watched TV program in the United States ever and topping the series finale of that network's legendary wartime sitcom "MASH," which drew 106 million viewers in 1983, according to Nielsen.
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January 19, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
San Francisco and Atlanta both passed significant milestones last Sunday. The 49ers won a divisional game with Colin Kaepernick at quarterback, getting just as far as the benched Alex Smith got them last season. So now we'll see whether the second-year Kaepernick can take the club the next step, getting it to its sixth Super Bowl. The Falcons, who had been 0-3 in postseason games under Coach Mike Smith, finally picked up their first playoff victory under his tutelage, and now have a chance to prove wrong all their doubters.
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February 7, 2010 | By Sam Farmer
The New Orleans Saints, for decades the NFL's lovable losers, used the biggest stage Sunday to answer the question their fans have been asking for 43 years. Who Dat say they gonna beat them Saints? The answer: Nobody. The unbelievable is a reality. The unthinkable has come true. The Saints reached the NFL mountaintop Sunday, knocking off the mighty Indianapolis Colts, 31-17, in Super Bowl XLIV at Sun Life Stadium. "Louisiana, by the way of New Orleans is back!"
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March 9, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
Among those implicated by the NFL in the "pay-for-performance" bounty scandal of the New Orleans Saints is Mike Ornstein, former marketing agent for Reggie Bush. Ornstein, who served eight months in prison in 2010 for conspiring to scalp Super Bowl tickets and sell fake "game-worn" jerseys, is close friends with Saints Coach Sean Payton as well as many of the team's players and executives.    Ornstein is well known and well connected in NFL circles, having spent years working for the Raiders, and later as a consultant on Super Bowl teams in Green Bay and Baltimore.
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February 8, 2010 | Sam Farmer
Decades of futility end, 4 1/2 years after Katrina The New Orleans Saints, for decades the NFL's lovable losers, used the biggest stage Sunday to answer the question that has become their mantra. Who dat say they gonna beat them Saints? The answer: Not a soul. What once was unbelievable is now a reality. The underdog Saints are pro football's champions, 31-17 victors over the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV. As thousands of fans gathered in the stands behind an end zone at Sun Life Stadium chanting "Who-dat!
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2010
SATURDAY The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer 2010 elections: co-authors John Heilemann and Mark Halperin ("Game Change"); gays in the military: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Rep. Duncan Hunter. (R-Alpine) 3 p.m. CNN Larry King Live 6 and 9 p.m. CNN McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today Olympic athletes; Super Bowl foods. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union With Candy Crowley Al Qaeda, Afghanistan, Iran, Haiti, healthcare: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
SPORTS
February 9, 2010 | By Sam Farmer
Sean Payton could use a proper pillow. The day after coaching the New Orleans Saints to a 31-17 victory over Indianapolis in Super Bowl XLIV, Payton looked happy but bleary-eyed early Monday morning. Maybe it had something to do with him grabbing a precious few winks in his hotel room with the Lombardi Trophy in his arms. "This thing laid in my bed next to me last night," the coach said at the traditional victors news conference. "Rolled over [it] a couple times. I probably drooled on it. But man, there's nothing like it."
SPORTS
September 9, 2010 | Sports Network
Drew Brees threw for 237 yards and a score and Pierre Thomas ran for the decisive touchdown in the third quarter, as the Saints opened their title defense and the 2010 season with a 14-9 win over the Vikings. New Orleans captured its first championship seven months ago with a 31-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV, and is looking to become the first repeat champion since New England in 2003 and 2004. The Saints (1-0) took one step toward that end with a victory Thursday in a rematch of last year's NFC Championship game.
SPORTS
March 9, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
Among those implicated by the NFL in the "pay-for-performance" bounty scandal of the New Orleans Saints is Mike Ornstein, former marketing agent for Reggie Bush. Ornstein, who served eight months in prison in 2010 for conspiring to scalp Super Bowl tickets and sell fake "game-worn" jerseys, is close friends with Saints Coach Sean Payton as well as many of the team's players and executives.    Ornstein is well known and well connected in NFL circles, having spent years working for the Raiders, and later as a consultant on Super Bowl teams in Green Bay and Baltimore.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 2010 | By city news service
CBS combined the most-watched program in U.S. television history with the most-watched series premiere since 1987 and the network's popular scripted shows to record its most-watched week since 1994. CBS averaged 26.18 million viewers for its prime-time programming between Feb. 1 and Sunday, its largest audience since the week of Feb. 21-27, 1994, when its programming consisted of the final week of the Winter Olympics, according to figures released Tuesday by the Nielsen Co. CBS' coverage of Super Bowl XLIV on Sunday was the most-watched program in American television history, averaging 106.48 million viewers, topping the 1983 finale of the long-running CBS comedy "MASH," which averaged 105.97 million viewers.
SPORTS
September 9, 2010 | Sports Network
Drew Brees threw for 237 yards and a score and Pierre Thomas ran for the decisive touchdown in the third quarter, as the Saints opened their title defense and the 2010 season with a 14-9 win over the Vikings. New Orleans captured its first championship seven months ago with a 31-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV, and is looking to become the first repeat champion since New England in 2003 and 2004. The Saints (1-0) took one step toward that end with a victory Thursday in a rematch of last year's NFC Championship game.
SPORTS
September 9, 2010 | By Sam Farmer
Lights, camera… satisfaction? The Minnesota Vikings will be looking for some of that tonight, when they open the 2010 NFL season at New Orleans in a rematch of last season's NFC championship game. Statistically, the Vikings thoroughly outplayed the Saints when they last met – except for five turnovers. The Saints took advantage of those miscues and rode them all the way to Super Bowl XLIV, where they knocked off Indianapolis to claim their first Lombardi Trophy.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 2010 | By city news service
CBS combined the most-watched program in U.S. television history with the most-watched series premiere since 1987 and the network's popular scripted shows to record its most-watched week since 1994. CBS averaged 26.18 million viewers for its prime-time programming between Feb. 1 and Sunday, its largest audience since the week of Feb. 21-27, 1994, when its programming consisted of the final week of the Winter Olympics, according to figures released Tuesday by the Nielsen Co. CBS' coverage of Super Bowl XLIV on Sunday was the most-watched program in American television history, averaging 106.48 million viewers, topping the 1983 finale of the long-running CBS comedy "MASH," which averaged 105.97 million viewers.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 2010
Here are the rankings for national prime-time network television last week (Feb. 1-7) as compiled by the Nielsen Co. They are based on the average number of people who watched a program from start to finish. Nielsen estimates there are 286 million potential viewers in the U.S. ages 2 and older. Viewership is listed in millions. Program Network Viewers 1 Super Bowl XLIV CBS 106.48 2 Super Bowl Postgame CBS 75.47 3 Undercover Boss CBS 38.65 4 American Idol (Tue.
SPORTS
February 9, 2010 | By Sam Farmer
Sean Payton could use a proper pillow. The day after coaching the New Orleans Saints to a 31-17 victory over Indianapolis in Super Bowl XLIV, Payton looked happy but bleary-eyed early Monday morning. Maybe it had something to do with him grabbing a precious few winks in his hotel room with the Lombardi Trophy in his arms. "This thing laid in my bed next to me last night," the coach said at the traditional victors news conference. "Rolled over [it] a couple times. I probably drooled on it. But man, there's nothing like it."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 2010 | By Joe Flint >>>
The New Orleans Saints' Super Bowl victory over the Indianapolis Colts not only ended 42 seasons of football futility for the franchise, it also shattered one of the television industry's most storied records. About 106.5 million tuned into CBS' telecast of Super Bowl XLIV on Sunday, making it the most watched TV program in the United States ever and topping the series finale of that network's legendary wartime sitcom "MASH," which drew 106 million viewers in 1983, according to Nielsen.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2010
SERIES Undercover Boss: In this new series, chief executives go incognito as regular workers in their own companies and, it's hoped, gain a new appreciation for what those workers deal with (About 7 p.m. CBS, after the Super Bowl.) 'Til Death: Kevin Nealon ("Weeds," "SNL") guest stars on a new episode of the sitcom (7 p.m. Fox). Nature: The new episode "The Beauty of Ugly" looks at frogfish, hagfish, naked mole rats and elephant seals. Though they may not be the sort of critter you want to carry a snapshot of, their distinct looks help them survive in difficult environments (8 p.m. KCET)
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2010
SUNDAY The Saints, led by quarterback Drew Brees, make their first ever appearance on pro football's biggest stage at "Super Bowl XLIV" in Miami. Standing in opposition: 2007 champs Peyton Manning and the Colts. And rocking the halftime show: the Who. (CBS, 3:25 p.m.) MONDAY It will take the combined efforts of all the "Heroes" to thwart the dastardly Samuel (Robert Knepper, above) and save thousands of lives in the action-drama's season finale.
SPORTS
February 8, 2010 | Sam Farmer
Decades of futility end, 4 1/2 years after Katrina The New Orleans Saints, for decades the NFL's lovable losers, used the biggest stage Sunday to answer the question that has become their mantra. Who dat say they gonna beat them Saints? The answer: Not a soul. What once was unbelievable is now a reality. The underdog Saints are pro football's champions, 31-17 victors over the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV. As thousands of fans gathered in the stands behind an end zone at Sun Life Stadium chanting "Who-dat!
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