Fox chose to showcase two of their comedies for the coveted post-Super Bowl hour of television that typically benefits hugely from the football game lead-in. Sure enough, New Girl's "Prince" episode brought in a whopping 25.8 million viewers, which is massive, especially by comparison to the show's normal weekly viewership.
Radio Shack used their Super Bowl ad to acknowledge 1980s-associations with their brand, using a lot of very familiar, very 80s faces in then process. Among them, Mary Lou Retton, Hulk Hogan, Alf, Sgt. Slaughter, Erik Estrada, Twisted Sister's Dee Snider, Kid 'N Play, Teen Wolf (the original), Chucky and even a Delorean to seal the deal, Back to the Future-style.
Super Bowl Sunday is about much more than football. Sure, there's football involved, but there's also chicken wing dip, team and fan rivalries, the star-studded half-time show and of course, the commercials. With so many people's attention on their TV sets, brands are eager -- and willing to shell out dollars -- to secure their attention for half a minute or so...
When it comes to Super Bowl ads, there are the commercials that make us laugh, the ones that make us think, and then there are the ones that make us go "Awww" as we smile at the adorableness of a little girl and her grandpa or whatever other scenario is being presented to us with the intention of tugging mercilessly on our heartstrings.
Nostalgia and Super Bowl commercials have been a winning combination in the past. Remember how excited we were when Ferris Bueller re-emerged for that Honda ad? Well, have mercy, because Jesse Katsopolis, Joey Gladstone and Danny Tanner — beloved uncles and dad from the sitcom Full House have reunited for an ad that's set to air during this year's Super Bowl.