Posted February 04, 2013

Super Bowl XLVII third most-watched program in history

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Super Bowl XLVII was seen by 108.4 million viewers. (Timothy A. Clary/Getty Images)

Super Bowl XLVII was seen by 108.4 million viewers. (Timothy A. Clary/Getty Images)

Super Bowl XLVII was seen by 108.41 million American viewers, making it the third most-watched program in television history, CBS announced on Monday. 

The Baltimore Ravens 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers fell short of the viewing record set in last year’s game between the New York Giants and New England Patriots, which was seen by 111.3 million people. CBS Sports’ coverage of the game earned an average national household rating of 46.9  and was seen by almost 114 million people in the broadcast’s final 17 minutes.

The CBS Television Network’s coverage of Super Bowl XLVII featuring the BALTIMORE RAVENS’ 34-31 win over the SAN FRANCISCO 49ers’ on Sunday, Feb 3 (6:32-8:41 and 9:11-10:47 PM, ET) was watched by a Nielsen estimated average of 108.41 million viewers, making it the third most-watched program in television history (Super Bowl XLVI – 111.3 million; Super Bowl XLV – 111.0 million).


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