Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl shatters Nielsen viewership record with 114.4 million viewers

February 2, 2015

Super Bowl XLIX was a thriller. In the aftermath, and on the heels of record-setting overnight ratings, nobody can be surprised it also smashed the viewership record, averaging with 114.4 million viewers. That easily surpassed the previous record of 112.91 million for last year’s Seahawks-Broncos matchup. The 47.5 household rating wasn’t a record, but was the best rating in 30 years and 4th best overall for the Super Bowl. The…

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Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl XLIX draws highest overnight rating ever

February 2, 2015

Last night’s Super Bowl where the New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks earned a 49.7/72 overnight household rating/share in Nielsen’s largest 56 markets. Thats up 4% versus last year’s (Denver-Seattle) Super Bowl overnight rating which drew a 47.6 rating in the top 56 markets, and is the highest overnight rating on record for the Super Bowl. The previous record was 2013’s Ravens-49ers which drew a 48.1 overnight rating. Last year’s overnight rating was…

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