After election stress, movie-going and NFL ratings are up

Dan Gorenstein Nov 14, 2016
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Viewership was up for the New England Patriots game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night. Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

After election stress, movie-going and NFL ratings are up

Dan Gorenstein Nov 14, 2016
Viewership was up for the New England Patriots game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night. Adam Glanzman/Getty Images
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Good news for the NFL. The viewership numbers for last night’s Seahawks-Patriots game are in: More than 22 million people watched, the highest audience figures since the beginning of the season. People also flocked to the movies this weekend. According to one box office analysis, revenue surged by as much as 50 percent this weekend

Could it be that now that the bruising, many would say toxic, campaign we just lived through is finally over, people are ready for a bit of an escape? 

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