Super Bowl XLV most-watched program in TV history
February 7th, 2011
04:50 PM ET

Super Bowl XLV most-watched program in TV history

Who wasn't watching the Super Bowl last night?

The ratings are in, and the battle between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers has made Fox the first network to draw more than a 100 million viewers for a night in primetime.

There were 111 million viewers tuning in to Fox Sports' broadcast, making it the most-watched program in U.S. TV history. By comparison, last year's Super Bowl was watched by 106.5 million. (When it comes to fútbol, the most-watched FIFA World Cup men's game in the U.S. was the U.S.-Ghana game in June, which attracted an average of 14.9 million viewers to ABC, a total that reaches more than 19 million when combined with Univision's viewership.)

This is also the sixth consecutive year that viewership for the Super Bowl has gone up, going from an average of 86.1 million in 2005 to 111 million, according to the network.

Of course, “Glee’s” post-Bowl show got a bump in ratings as well: It was the highest-rated scripted program in three years among adults 18-49 with 26.8 million watching, also making the episode a series high.


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    February 9, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. superbowlgeek

    GO #58. The zombo family must be pretty proud :)

    February 8, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Beautiful Vixen

    Lmao!! Body armor ...too funny of a pic came into mind! If that was the case we would still be watching the game. Metal on top of metal. Sorry I'm not laughing at you but just the image in my mind.

    February 8, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. cornea503

    That game had to be the most boring in recent history. If that wasn't bad enough, the BEPs forgot their Auto Tune machine at home. Have to say the commercials were the highlight of that telecast. This coming from a person that absolutely hates the SB commercial hoopla.

    February 8, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Steve

    True MASH received a 77% share but the Super Bowl received a 71% with a lot more choice
    than there was in 1983. An episode of the Beverly Hillbillies received a 65% in 1964, which is
    still a record for a half hour show. So it's hard to compare decades, and besides by 1983
    MASH was terrible and had been for years.

    February 8, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Steve

    The ratings were better than reported. People gather together for this event. At my home 5 people watched the game representing 3 full adult households. My guess is over 1/2 of all USA residents watched the game somewhere.

    February 8, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Odalice Feliz

    wow, alot of people watch the super bowl.

    February 8, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Rock

    I was too busy nailing Snooki

    February 8, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Matt

    Man sven, I feel bad for you.

    February 8, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  10. Matt

    It's body pads not body armor, can you imagin playing football in body armor? ha, but it's not as tough as rugby I will say that. But, S*** it's an awesome sport and other countries should get in on it.

    February 8, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  11. larry paul

    I never heard a bunch of baby s cry so much, Of course the better team one or they wouldnt have been there in the first place. Farve who. Arron's the man. Go Pack Go MRLP

    February 8, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  12. sheleeshell

    All i can say is green and yellow, green and yellow. GO PACKERS TO ALL YA HATERS OUT THERE.

    February 8, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  13. world champions

    It's so lame to call the game and the winners world champions. No one outside of US bothers about this. Such a peanut brain to think world is US. Grow up.

    February 8, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  14. sven

    i didn't get to watch the game becauase i cant afford a television. and i couldnt go watch the game at any bar because i dont have any friends

    February 8, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  15. Jen

    I just like to throw the superbowl party....

    http://www.monogrammedeverything.com

    February 8, 2011 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  16. JD

    Can someone explain how it's the first network to draw more than 100 million viewers as said in the first paragraph, then the second paragraph says last years SB drew 106.5 million? Does that make sense to everybody else?!

    February 8, 2011 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
    • trtrtrtr

      would like to...but no, i can't

      February 8, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
    • JP

      First Superbowl in "Primetime" to go over 100 mill. Last years superbowl broadcast not considered primetime since it started earlier due to broadcasting fro east coast

      February 8, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  17. patty

    Every year at the end of the SB, the announcer says that the winning team is the world champions. How can they be WORLD champions when only US teams play? Forget comparing football with soccer, watch rugby – nonstop play with no body armor.

    February 8, 2011 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  18. Lashonda.

    IT WAS'A GUD GAME BEING THE STEELERS WAS DOIN THEY THANG BUT WHEN IT ALL BOILS DWN 2 IT THE STEELERS GAVE THAT GAME AWAY 2 GREEN BAY SAD FACE.

    February 8, 2011 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |
  19. Justin Bieber

    I am a gay freak. I love football. I love boys. Let's do some blow and party down!! -bieber

    February 8, 2011 at 3:43 am | Report abuse |
  20. Neil n Kansas

    Go CHEESE HEADZ!!...
    I'm still a Dallas Cowboys Fan!!

    February 8, 2011 at 3:26 am | Report abuse |
  21. Starks

    I like a lot of NFL teams but hate just one, Steelers! Go Packers!!

    February 8, 2011 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
  22. Jack

    Not sure why people here didn't like the game; If your'e a football fan, you could not pray for a better game – with a minute and a half left, either team still had a chance to win it. Lot's of great plays, suspense, and talent.

    Soccer is not as popular in the US because, well, it sux!! Rare scoring, and a single ref can decide to add on 3 minutes at the end of regulation time?? A single ref can nullify a goal scored without even checking the instant replay(like happened to the US this past World Cup)? Seriously??

    February 8, 2011 at 3:14 am | Report abuse |
  23. nicole

    How im looking at that waz an paid game. steelerz should have won.

    February 8, 2011 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
  24. nicole

    How im looking at that waz an paid game. steelerz should have won. Fo

    February 8, 2011 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
  25. bsbracefan

    Fergie stood up for christina. She(fergie) even said tha pea`s show had sound costume problems!

    February 8, 2011 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
  26. compton @ 500%

    I agree the commercials are a waste of $.00 & as far as Bad Behavior Ben aka BBB...WHOMEVER thought he was innocent IN HIS WRONG DOIN!!! should be ashamed 2 praise him as a child of god...im wondering if he has any females n his family??? SMH...THE STEELERS DESERVED 2 PACKER/PUCKER UP & GO HOME COZ HE SHOULDNT HAVE BEEN A PART OF THAT TEAM...IM JUS SAYN...GO GREEEN BAAAAAYYYYYY

    February 8, 2011 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
  27. Mark

    To bad the super bowl finishes second to uefa championship final

    February 8, 2011 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
  28. Beautiful Vixen

    Ha, ha..hi D !! Enjoy your week :)

    February 8, 2011 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  29. ladykada

    Even though the steelers are my fave team, the packers still played a great game and took the trophy home to where it originated.

    February 8, 2011 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  30. theresa

    The Eminem ads is the reason i watched the Superbowl. As a Detroiter he made me so proud.He has never given up on this city. Go Em! Thank you my brother.

    February 8, 2011 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  31. D

    LMAO! Beautiful Vixen, you're a trip lol

    February 8, 2011 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  32. annieLD

    Great! Professional sports should ONLY be televised. We need to cut out all that tax-paid corporate welfare building stadiums for pro teams. Let them all take turns playing in one stadium, built and maintained by the team owners, and broadcast it to the masses. Got to cut taxes, you know.

    February 8, 2011 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  33. Cowboys Fan

    It was a good game, Packers played awesome and I loved the cohesiveness of their team-though I think It would have been just a good of a game if the Ravens made it, they did really good this year too-or even the Patriots.

    February 8, 2011 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  34. Curious George

    I don't get it: Of all the sports played here in the US, why did the author choose to compare the Super Bowl against soccer?
    It's strange that he didn't it compare the World Series(averaging 16.5m per game) or the NBA finals (averaging 19.5m per game).

    February 8, 2011 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  35. US fan

    So wait... Over 220 million people in the US did not bother to watch the Super Bowl ?
    That's twice as many as those that did watch it.

    February 7, 2011 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Beautiful Vixen

    Lol..meant grab..got a little out of my head there :)

    February 7, 2011 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Beautiful Vixen

    He was OMG HOT!! Long hair...hmmm :) . I would grap hold of that long mane and slam him into a wall, frisked and have my wild way with him..grrrr. lol

    February 7, 2011 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  38. ketta white

    i think that this year superbowl was cool and tghe black i peas rocked! all harers need to fall back there just mad that the two best teams made the cut! and get over it! the th

    February 7, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Shlomo

    B"H

    I didn't watch it. Then again I dont have TV service on my huge widescreen HD TV. I could have gone to see it at a bar but I had no interest. I enjoy watching the commercials on YouTube though.

    February 7, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  40. James

    Very glad that Big Ben the rapist didn't win the superbowl again. He's a lousy piece of crap.

    February 7, 2011 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Martin

    Christina Aguillera is a singer-song writer, not a person who can remember what she did not write. LOL.

    February 7, 2011 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  42. HB

    Why is Favre even being brought up? He's the coward! I'm pretty sure Aaron Rodgers proved himself last night, in addition to many times before. Favre? Favre who? The important person now is Aaron Rodgers, and in case you missed it, he was named MVP of Superbowl 2011.

    February 7, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Charlie

    Football is the ultimate Soccer players are wosies, always throwing themselves to the floor trying to fake penalties....

    February 7, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  44. serious

    The Black Eyed Peas sucked.

    February 7, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Doug

    I never watch the super bowl. Tuned a couple time for the half time shows and I did see Whitney Houston sing the national anthem one year. I'm all tuned in for March Madness though.

    February 7, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Leo Muliadi

    highest rating until next year superbowl when better teams r in it.

    February 7, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  47. tom

    Green and yellow go packers!!!

    February 7, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  48. al

    who won the puppy bowl?

    February 7, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Christina Aguilera

    I want to apologize to all of the viewers for my mistake in singing the National Anthem. No matter how many time you perform you still get nervous at major events.

    February 7, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Neil

      Your flubbing up of the words, was just ine symptom of a larger issue, they way you presented yourself, your over conciousness of your appearance, your canned "soulfull" attempt at singing, capped off by your overly practiced 'cutsie' waving to, 'the crowd', clearly demonstrated your lack of maturity.

      February 8, 2011 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  50. Patty

    My husband and I didn't watch a second of it.

    February 7, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patty

      But we did spend time commenting on it. What a bunch of morons, huh?

      February 7, 2011 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  51. brett failure

    Go pack go! This was my first superbowl in years and the halftime show was just.. sad. Hopefully they will hire a new team of sound technicians before superbowl '12. Glad the packers won though. They deserved it!!

    February 7, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  52. ms.keepitreal

    this years superbowl was so great i thougt that the steelers would steel but packers took it home n now they got sum bling bling! did yall see when that guy missed that free kick, the guy either needs to stop playing or get sum glasses.
    my fav part is the commericials.
    i personally think the giants should have had the superbowl cuz i rep ny all day

    February 7, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Mama to 4

    Brett Farve told the Packers he was going to retire, again. After they made Rogers the starting QB, Farve decided he wanted to play again. I think time should have proved that this was a great choice by Green Bay to let him go. Also, since the Packers traded Farve to the Jets, they got an extra pick in the draft, which they used to get C. Matthews. Congratulations to Green Bay, it was a great game to watch!

    February 7, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  54. rodriquez

    Superbowl should change there rule and have 1 of the 2 team that make it to the Superbowl , play at home, why would they want to see there own team play somewhere else when they can play at home. For example Superbowl 45 should be at Greenbay or Pittsburg

    February 7, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Kim J

    Were any of u haters even born in the US. our game is American football. From Pop Warner to Friday night lights, college gameday to the Super Bowl, thats the game played here. Live with it or leave.

    February 7, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Ike

    Superbowl sucked. Over hyped. Warmed over remixed. Talking heads got it wrong, we will not buy or follow it.

    February 7, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  57. rodriquez

    I hate superbowl commercial the media(s) make a big deal out of it and they talk about it on tv and radio, watch that one person become popular or famous. By the way the commercial isn't funny its stupid

    February 7, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  58. DW

    It wasn't on any of our TV's!! LOL could give a crap less about it or any Super Bowl for that matter.......

    February 7, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Ike

    Superbowl sucked. Warmed over remixed. Where are the new great thinkers? Are we gonna repeat 30 years like groundhogs day?

    February 7, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Ben

    Go GREENBAY. I agree that the BEP'S sucked. And for christina....well people make mistakes. Its not the first time that has happened and glee was EPIC. So excited for tuesday. Go Glee!

    February 7, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  61. big AL

    Hey cheefsfury we missed you. Still haven't unglued your caps lock button. Have you called the Geek Squad yet?

    February 7, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Yostep

    You all are so short sighted and opinionated. Aguilera has said she got so into it she just belted it out. Do YOU sing? No. So lessons learned already short sighted quick to point out flaws people and learn to appreciate faults

    February 7, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cleatus

      I expect that train wreck of a rendition out of some 5th grade girl, not Christina Aguilera. Roseanne's rendition was better than that garbage! And Roseanne got all the words right, too! If you want to see how it's done, watch Whitney Houston sing it in the Super Bowl from about 20 years ago.

      February 7, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Really???

      Aguilara just "belted" She left out a quarter of the lyrics to a kindergarten song while hitting sour and flat notes. A service man in Guam we know, said all the military guys there thought it sucked and was disrespectful. He said Aguilara should be deported even though she was born here. She got paid how much and falls on her face because she didn't practice it? They should offer fans a refund!

      February 8, 2011 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  63. striker

    The game was pretty good. The Black Eye Peas SUCKED!!!!!

    February 7, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Rita

    I'm glad the Steelers lost. Big Ben has been rewarded enough for bad behavior!!!

    February 7, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  65. me

    I don't know why so many people watched this super bowl. I don't think it was a very good one. I would rather have seen some of the better teams play. Like Patriots, Colts, Indy, or the saints. They all have the best quarterbacks. Go Pats!

    February 7, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Omar

      You do realize that the Colts and Indy are the same team right?

      February 7, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Drew

      I like how you call them the "better" teams. If they were better why aren't they in the Super Bowl.

      February 7, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Drew

      I like how you call them the "better" teams. If they were better why aren't they in the Super Bowl?

      February 7, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  66. christian

    I am glad you mention soccer. Soccer has invaded the world and it is already the undisputed king of all sports. If we can't keep american football #1 in the US what is there left for the rest of us. We need to keep football alive at any cost...at least we have 1 country left....

    February 7, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Since NFL Europe Failed I have a premonition that is just a matter of time before Soccer takes over the US.

      February 7, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Suptra

      Thank you for the mention of the people's game, soccer. Gridiron is the king of American sports and like soccer globally, truly unites all backgrounds and ethnic groups. Look at the fans in the stands. People don't look down on each other as much because like the team out there, the fans of the teams are for one color, the colors of their NFL team. Won't see that much diversity in NASCAR, hockey, Baseball, and sometimes basketball (yeah they have a wall-street corporate crowd at games at times)

      February 7, 2011 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michelle

      I can never understand why people get so mad when we compare soccer with football. Football is a local game, soccer is big time.

      February 7, 2011 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Brett favre

    Me!

    February 7, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  68. GuitarHarry

    Too bad the game was kind of a yawner. I guess after Christina Aguilera's horrid, screeching, mangled version of the National Anthem, it was a relief to just relax and watch football, mediocre as it was... And the Black Eyed Peas show was just lame!

    February 7, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  69. c mon

    After starting to watch the black eyed peas, I couldn' take it any more. I had to turn off the tv. Who won?

    February 7, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  70. leatherhead

    BRETT FAVRE!!!!!

    February 7, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Binter

    So its the first time they reached 100m but they did it last year too? Huh?

    February 7, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  72. jeremy

    I could careless what the packers did i dont support a team that pushes a former qb out because he wasnt ready to retire i think thats cowardly sad of a team to do that.

    February 7, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Omar

      Actually it was Favre who wanted out.

      February 7, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Smooveness

      Omar not true. Packers told Favre that he would NOT be the starting qb for the upcoming season. It was then that he asked to be released.

      February 7, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Drew

      Actually they were going to have Farve try out against Aaron Rodgers, but Farve disliked (a lot) that idea so they traded him.

      February 7, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • FaRve

      Really? People still like Favre? He retired, they moved on. They found a BETTER (at this point in their careers) QB to replace him with way more upside. The fact that you question the Packers move is insane. They clearly made the right move.

      February 8, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
    • BobTheDrummer

      Pretty sure Favre retired twice on the Pack...What is he on retirement number 4 or 5 now?...How 'bout those Packers!!!

      February 8, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  73. justin

    Hey I thought the game was pretty damme good even though the stealers lost but the game was good I didn't think that green bay would win they surprised me it suck that I betted 200 on the stealers but atleast I got the score right well everyone that reads this have a good night

    February 7, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  74. PackAttack

    Who the heck is Zombo?!

    February 7, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  75. j*master

    I wasn't watching! I couldn't!

    February 7, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Al Hromjak

    Who didn't watch Super Bowl 2011? I didn't. The last one I watched had Joe Namath as the winning q-back.

    February 7, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • LB

      No TV in the rest home?

      February 7, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brenda

      Well, yeah, but that was a while ago, right? This Super Bowl game was truly a fantastic game in a fantastic stadium. The teams were very evenly matched, and it ran right down to the last minute. What more can a fan expect?

      February 8, 2011 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  77. Jameister

    Make that 0 viewers next year when CBA negotiations fall through and the lockout begins.

    February 7, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Del

    I think the viewers wanted to see the long hair girly men's flowing flocks wave from play to play. Is Clay Matthews Fabio of football? What has this sport become? A a lot of girly men dancing around.

    February 7, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Colette

      OMG – Seriously? Hair length bothers you? Not sure if you are a man or woman but I'm guessing Clay Matthew could put you down and out with a single tackle. Hmmm, maybe you are bald (almost bald?) man and you are just jealous...

      February 7, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • ichibanrose

      A bit jealous maybe? Clay is hot.

      February 7, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Allison

    Both those teams won superbowl before who wouldn't want to see New Orleans go to and win their first superbowl ever that's history Go Saints

    February 7, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Martin

    106 million to watch the wrong team win!!

    February 7, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Elivelton

    Article doesn't mention global audience of "futbol" World Cup which was +700 million for last year's final.

    February 7, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Terry

      World Cup is every 4 years, Super Bowl is annually, and the 110 Million viewers is US only not global so its not a head to head comparison. Super Bowl wins easily on a head-to-head comparison.

      February 8, 2011 at 2:37 am | Report abuse |
  82. Bill C

    Here in Vegas it was 50-50 among the small players and many took the Steelers and the money line...but Green Bay kept on geting hammered by the big money I guess...Thank God that it was a good game..great teams but the lucky one won...Luck has a lot to do with this and no one gives it credit for that..I notice that no one left before the game finished..all the bars were full here in Vegas.....How were they in Pittsbury and Green Bay?????

    February 7, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Eric

    I wonder what the largest global audience ever is? Probably either summer olympics or soccer world finals...

    February 7, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Last years UEfa Champions League finals was the largest until this year, it was something like 109 million

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/europe/8490351.stm

      I only know this because I read it on a forum earlier, although I did actually watch that soccer final on TV here in the US.

      February 7, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Of course, the World Cup is the largest, but I meant 1 time television tv show/event

      February 7, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Costa

      @Eric, the largest Television audience ever globally was Princess Dianna's funeral process and funeral service. It captured, some 1 Billion viewers (back when the world population was around 5.5 billion). Not bad.

      February 7, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Charlie Magna

      The commercials weren't as entertaining, however.

      February 8, 2011 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      I have actually heard that princess Diana's funeral was the most watched global program of all time. Some ridiculous number if over 1 billion watched and I could be mistaken but I think it was closer to 2 billion. Again I could be wrong about all of this but I'm pretty sure I found this in a google search a few years ago.

      February 8, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  84. Math Man

    No. Don't you realize that 106million is smaller than 100million? Simple CNN math, my friend...

    February 7, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • smargotie

      @Math Man– Notafan was pointing out that the article said FOX was the first network "to draw more than a 100 million viewers for a night in primetime." Then 2 sentences later it stated that "By comparison, last year's Super Bowl was watched by 106.5 million." A math genius like you surely knows that 106.5 million is more than 100 million. Pay attention.

      February 7, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • SoundTribe

      @smargotie:

      You are kidding, right? Math man was obviously pointing out exactly what you said....

      If you aren't kidding, wow.

      February 7, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • stranger steve

      Italians are from Italy

      February 7, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • lakersfan44

      @smargotie

      you clearly do not understand sarcasm

      February 7, 2011 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Notafan

    If last year's Super Bowl drew 106.5m viewers, doesn't that make whoever that broadcaster was the first network to draw over 100m viewers in primetime instead of Fox?

    February 7, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Rosalinda

    Well indeed mostly are curious about the new advertisements and of course their beer and then there favorite tean. Congratulations PACKERS.

    February 7, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  87. cheefsfury

    TAKE THAT MASH

    February 7, 2011 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • ezgoer89

      There is a difference between number of viewers, ratings and share. The MASH finale is still, by far, the most dominant show in television history. The rating was 60.2 and the share 77%. Nothing even comes close to that rating. The next highest is the Dallas episode of Who Shot JR? at 53.3.

      February 7, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff in NJ

      Don't you be dissin' M*A*SH

      February 8, 2011 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff in NJ

      Also, there were barely a cable infrastructure at that time. So, The percentages are even that much more impressive.

      February 8, 2011 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
    • countfizix

      actually its less impressive because the lack of cable means that you basically only had 5 or so options of what to watch instead of a hundred

      February 8, 2011 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      World Cup Final....400 Million

      February 8, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Down South

      I didn't watch it at all. Last year was the first time I ever watched it, GEAUX SAINTS!!!

      February 8, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |

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