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Sunday Ratings: Steelers Win 2nd Biggest Super Bowl Ever

Super Bowl XLIII

One of the greatest matches in Super Bowl history attracted one of the largest audiences ever:

  • Yesterday’s tight battle between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals nabbed 95.4 million viewers. Only last year’s contest between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants scored more. (That game rallied 97.5 million.)
  • Super Bowl XLIII proved the nation still loves its football. For four years now, viewership has surpassed 90 million.
  • Unfortunately, a special episode of didn’t do as well as the game. Despite earning 22 million sets of eyes, the program roped in the smallest post-game audience since 2005.

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Sunday Ratings: CBS Steels the Win

Last night’s Steelers/Ravens playoff game was by far the evening’s biggest draw. The competition on the gridiron - coupled with a special episode of The Mentalist - gave CBS easy wins in both categories.

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  • Approximately 40.6 million watched Pittsburgh beat Baltimore on .
  • (8.6 million, 2.9/7 in 18-49) was down 1.7 million.
  • (1.1/3) pulled in 5.8 million.
  • A block of * (2.0/4) averaged 4.35 million.
  • ‘s broadcast of Mr. Mom (0.4/1) entertained 1.2 million.


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Sunday Ratings: Steelers Steal Win for NBC

Unless you’re willing to count the Big Brother clip show, Sunday Night Football was the only original program after 8pm last night. This lack of competition gave NBC an easy victory in both categories yesterday.

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