|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||*29.9/64||1.0/2||0.8/2||0.6/1||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (million)||*85.346||2.257||1.827||2.571||4.096|
Update: Still waiting on the 37.6 million viewers and a 16.3 adults 18-49 rating., but time zone adjusted numbers for are in -
Original post below:
*Due to the nature of live coast-to-coast programming the ratings for NBC (, ) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings.
*Due to the nature of live coast-to-coast programming the ratings for NBC (and should be ignored. Time zone adjuted fast national program ratings for the Super Bowl and will be available later today and I will update this post as soon as I see them., ) are approximate non-time zone adjusted time period ratings and are basically worthless
Of course NBC topped the night in a landslide, but we'll have to wait a little while (but probably not too long) for time-zone adjusted fast national program ratings. Early metered market overnight household ratings (which are time zone adjusted) are available for , and the Super Bowl. Based on the metered market numbers I speculate (and it's just a guess!) that the Super Bowl won't set any viewing records but that Bill's guess for The Voice after the Super Bowl is in the right zip code (he guessed better than last year's , but behind two years ago).
Again, ignore the NBC numbers below. You can pretty much ignore the rest of the numbers too -- they're not subject to significant revisions, but they just aren't that interesting. Ah well, happens every year with Super Bowl Sunday ratings...
Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, February 5, 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (Millions)|
|7:00||NBC||**Super Bowl: Patriots vs. Giants||37.3/73||102.43|
|8:00||NBC||**Super Bowl: Patriots vs. Giants||37.3/70||101.60|
|CBS||Presents: Three Remarkable Women||0.6/1||4.01|
|9:00||NBC||**Super Bowl: Patriots vs. Giants/Post Game||35.8/66||95.58|
|CBS||: Miami (R)||0.5/1||3.13|
|10:00||NBC||Super Bowl Post Game/The Voice||21.6/46||53.27|
|10:30||NBC||The Voice (Season Premiere)||13.3/32||30.28|
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