From Brian McCarthy at the NFL:
Super Bowl XLV is the most-watched tv show ever w/ total 162.9m viewers topping last year's 153.4m
When you see a fact like this, and then you hear the owners cry poverty, the reason we don't have a CBA for 2011 is because the facts keep smashing to pieces much of the brittle arguments coming from the owners.
Last night's game was tremendous to watch, and it deserved to beat out last year's Super Bowl. That said, no owner should be crying poverty when their sport is the #1 thing to see on TV.
Get the CBA done.