Last night's Super Bowl averaged 108.4 million, making it the third most-watched game of all time (trailing last year's 111.3 million and 2011's 111.0 million). Given the circumstances with the teams involved and the delay due to the power outage, that doesn't seem to shabby.
Elementary, which didn't begin until 11:11p, averaged 20.8 million viewers.
via press release:
CBS SPORTS’ COVERAGE OF SUPER BOWL XLVII IS THIRD MOST-WATCHED PROGRAM IN TELEVISION HISTORY
SECOND-HIGHEST RATED SUPER BOWL IN 27 YEARS
Average of 108.41 Million Watch Baltimore Win Super Bowl XLVII
Network Garners Fast National Household Rating/Share of 46.3/69
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).
CBS Sports’ coverage of Super Bowl XLVII earned an average fast national household rating/share of 46.3/69 (47.0/71; N.Y. Giants-New England; Super Bowl XLVI), making it the second highest-rated Super Bowl in 27 years (1/26/86; 48.3/70; Chicago-New England).
Last night’s Super Bowl HH rating/share peaked at a 50.7/73 with an average of 113.92 million viewers from 10:30-10:47 PM, ET.