2016 was an exciting year, but also one filled with sadness. We elected a new president, an we lost many great artists. DISH was there with us through it all, and now they are bringing us a list of the five most watched events of the year. Check them out below:
#1: Purple Pain
The passing of music legend Prince on April 22 marked the most-watched day of the year. Nearly three times the daily average of DISH households tuned in as images of all-night dance parties and tributes overtook the news cycle and America mourned the loss of a great icon.
#2: The Great Debate
Unsurprisingly, the presidential election dominated the list of DISH’s most-watched days, snagging three of the five top slots. Days that featured the first (September 26) and final (October 19) presidential debates were #2 and #4 on the list, and the vice presidential face-off on October 4 came in at #5.
#3: Broncos Put a Ring on It
Coming in at #3 was Peyton Manning winning his final game in the Super Bowl. A perennial ratings powerhouse, the Super Bowl brings friends and family together to watch the ads as much as the game.
New Year, Old Favorite
And as we prepare to ring in the new year, you might be surprised by how DISH customers welcomed 2016 – The Twilight Zone. Viewership of this classic series soared on January 1, eclipsing the popular pastime of kicking back with college football bowls.
This was certainly a year to remember, and I'm sure 2017 will bring about some exciting events as well. Cheers to new beginnings and a great year of entertainment with a little help from dish. Follow @DISHNews to stay up to date on the latest DISH news, and check out their website for all the latest deals. The New Year is the perfect time to switch to this fantastic service.