A poll suggests that Sunday’s Super Bowl, on Feb. 6, 2011, and which will feature the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers, may draw record ratings, reports The Hollywood Reporter..
The story notes that 78% of Americans plan to watch the game, representing an increase of 5% from last year and 10% from 2009. Much of the increase comes from male viewers, with 89% of men polled saying they plan to watch the game.
About 68% of women say they’ll watch the game, a 9% jump from 2009, the story says. The poll also found that the Super Bowl is ranked as the second most important day in an American male’s life, with men saying they get more excited about the Super Bowl than any other day except Christmas.
If inclement weather hits a significant portion of the nation this weekend, combined with the fact that ratings for pro football this season have been bullish, a record or near-record Super Bowl rating could indeed be in store.