4 February 2013 12:38 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

It’s the case of the missing viewers!

Fewer sports fans stuck around to watch Elementary compared to any post-Super Bowl entertainment show in the past nine years.

And it doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to figure out why.

The 34-minute power outage during Super Bowl Xlvii delayed CBS’ presentation of the freshman mystery drama. The episode episode started at 11:15 p.m. Et. That’s the latest start time for a post-championship entertainment program in at least 10 years.

Elementary delivered 20.8 million viewers and a 7.8 rating in the adult demo, marking the smallest post-game audience since ABC aired Alias after »

- James Hibberd

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