Top Specials Of 2008 Were Sports Shows
Sports programs dominated Nielsen Media Research's top-ten list of single-telecast specials for the year, topped by Fox's telecast of the Super Bowl on February 3, which garnered a 43.1 rating. The list also included four Summer Olympics telecasts, including the opening ceremonies on August 8. The only non-sports program on the list was ABC's telecast of the Academy Awards on February 24, which came in at No. 7 with an 18.7 rating.