No Record for Super Bowl XLVII - 108.4 Million Viewers Makes It 3rd Most-Watched Ever; 'Elementary' Averages 20.8 Million Viewers

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February 4th, 2013

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

AND

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.

 
  • CM Punker

    @ Max

    That is a joke what you just said, nobody tops CBS in NFL coverage, NBC is #2 behind them. Even ESPN is ahead of FOX and that’s a cable network.

    FOX BLOWS HARD! They ruined baseball and their lucky that they haven’t ruined football because football is too strong for a horrible sports network to ruin them.

    Joe Buck puts people to sleep and CBS’ HD is super clean and clear.

  • john

    I would question where do these 100 million people go when the superbowl isn’t on. They aren’t watching tv, what are they doing for the 364 days they aren’t watching tv?

  • NE1

    I did enjoy Elementary. Also Craig Ferguson had a good post SB show.

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