Post Classifieds

Puppy Bowl IX steals hearts and ratings due to blackout

By Amarie Baker
On February 7, 2013

Animal Planet has offered a wonderful alternative to the Super bowl for quite some time now. Often times the adorable antics of puppies are preferredover the not so fluffy football players. Once again, Animal Planet delivered the goods this year with Puppy Bowl IX! According to the official stats released by Discovery, a record 12.4 million viewers tuned in to the segment.

The first airing of the Puppy Bowl was at 3:00 p.m. EST, but when the lights went out for 34 minutes in the 3rdquarter ratings soared to 1.1 million viewers. A 54 percent increase from the originalairing of the segment.

The best part of the Puppy Bowl is that there are no losers. The Bowl featured adorable pups, peppy hedgehog cheerleaders and official sideline reporterMeep the bird. All of the animals from the show came from,rescue groups, and shelters from all over the United States. Since the show, every animal has been adopted. Meep(@MeeptheBird) did great too, gaining close to 19,000 Twitter followers.

Get Top Stories Delivered Weekly

From Around the Web

More Houstonian News Articles

Recent Houstonian News Articles

Discuss This Article



Log In

or Create an account

Employers & Housing Providers

Employers can list job opportunities for students

Post a Job

Housing Providers can list available housing

Post Housing

Log In

Forgot your password?

Your new password has been sent to your email!

Logout Successful!

You just missed it! This listing has been filled.

Post your own housing listing on Uloop and have students reach out to you!

Upload An Image

Please select an image to upload
Note: must be in .png, .gif or .jpg format
Provide URL where image can be downloaded
Note: must be in .png, .gif or .jpg format