Today's Jersey Report powered by Dicks Sporting Goods has the 2013 AFC Champions Denver Broncos and the 2013 NFC Champions Seattle Seahawks tied for top five overall jersey sales. The Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks are playing in NFL Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, February 2, 6:30 PM on FOX at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey. The half time performers are Bruno Mars with special guest Red Hot Chili Peppers. For the first time in Super Bowl history, the national anthem will be sung by Opera Star Renee Fleming. She is known as the "People's Diva."
The Jersey Report provides statistics of jersey sales through Dicks Sporting Goods. Dicks Sporting has approximately 520 Sporting Goods stores, 81 Golf Galaxy stores, 2 Field & Stream stores and e-Commerce Websites. The have locations in approximately 44 states. The top five overall selling jerseys on the Jersey Report: are:
- Peyton Manning (Quarterback, Denver Broncos)
- Russell Wilson (Quarterback, Seattle Seahawks)
- Marshawn Lynch (Running Back, Seattle Seahawks)
- Eric Decker (Wide Receiver, Denver Broncos)
- Colin Kaepernick (Quarterback, San Francisco 49ers)
According to the bleacher report, an average thirty second commercial in last year's Super Bowl cost between 3.5 and 4.0 million dollars. Currently there are five networks broadcasting NFL games, CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN, and the NFL network. The NFL has a 20 billion contract with broadcast companies CBS Corporation, NBCUniversal, 21st Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company to broadcast regular and post season games. The Super Bowl rotates annually between CBS, NBC and FOX. Last year the Super Bowl was on CBS; this year it will be on FOX, next year it will be on NBC.
According to CBSNews, last year's Super Bowl was the third most-watched program in U.S. television history as the Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers. "The Nielsen Co. said an estimated 108.4 million people watched the Baltimore Ravens' 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. The most-watched events in U.S. TV history were last year's game, seen by 111.3 million, and the 2010 game, with 111 million viewers."
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