(UPDATE: The finally Nielsen tally is in, and Monday's Saints-Pats game fell just short of ESPN's Oct. 5 "Monday Night
Football" game between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers.)
I know where everyone I know was Monday night - doing exactly what much of the country was doing.
"America's TV watchers have joined the Who Dat Nation," The Times-Picayune reported
Preliminary ratings data from ESPN indicates the New Orleans Saints' bravura beat-down of the New England Patriots on "Monday Night Football" was witnessed by what might turn out to be the largest audience in cable-TV history.
Final ratings won't be available until Wednesday morning, but preliminary Nielsen overnight numbers suggest that the Saints' 38-17 triumph may surpass the national audience for ESPN's Oct. 5 "Monday Night Football" game between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers.
At 21.8 million viewers, many of whom tuned in to watch Brett Favre play his former team, it was the biggest cable audience ever.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.