Tuesday, April 23, 2024

UPDATING Overnight Ratings: Taylorpalooza Expected for Kansas City Chiefs-Baltimore Ravens AFC Championship Game


Sunday night’s Kansas City Chiefs-Baltimore Ravens NFL AFC championship game was a Taylorpalooza in the ratings.

Overnight numbers are coming in shortly. Keep refreshing.

Compare this to last week’s Kansas City-Buffalo Bills game, which scored 41 million in the fast overnights, and went on to be 50 million average for CBS, peaking at 56 million when all the numbers were counted.

All of this has to do with Taylor Swift, America’s Sweetheart, cheering on Homecoming King Travis Kelce. The Taylor mania is so crazy now that two things have emerged: first of all, someone’s estimated that Taylor has generated over $300 million in brand value for the Chiefs and the NFL this season.

My other favorite idea is from the right wing: that the Chiefs will win the Super Bowl so Swift can endorse Joe Biden and win him the presidency. I love that one.

Also, the latest speculation is how can Taylor perform four nights of concerts in Tokyo prior to the Super Bowl and still make it back in time on February 11th. And that will be less than a week after playing at the Grammys in Los Angeles on February 2nd. And then she has to return almost immediately to Australia for more shows!

Trust me, she’ll do it all. If she’s tired, she’ll just shake it off.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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