[02/05/07 - 06:04 PM] CBS Sports Reigns Supreme with Second Most Watched Super Bowl Ever The broadcast also ranks as the third most-watched program in TV history, behind only the "M*A*S*H" Finale and "Super BowL XXX."
[via press release from CBS]
CBS SPORTS REIGNS SUPREME WITH SECOND MOST WATCHED SUPER BOWL EVER
SUPER BOWL XLI RANKS AS THIRD MOST WATHCED PROGRAM in Television History Behind the "M*A*S*H" Finale and "Super BowL XXX"
CBS Sports' coverage of Super Bowl XLI featuring the INDIANAPOLIS COLTS and the CHICAGO BEARS on Sunday, Feb 4 (6:27-10:04 PM, ET) scored an average fast national household rating/share of 42.6/64, up +2% from last year's 41.6/62 (Pittsburgh-Seattle), making it the highest-rated Super Bowl since a 43.3/63 in 2000 (St. Louis-Tennessee).
Super Bowl XLI was the second most watched Super Bowl of all-time, averaging 93.15 million viewers.
CBS Sports' coverage of Super Bowl XLI is the third most watched program in television history behind the series finale of M*A*S*H and Super Bowl XXX.
Nielsen estimates that 139.8 million viewers watched-all-or-part of CBS Sports' game coverage of Super Bowl XLI. On an all-or-part basis Super Bowl XLI is the third most-watched Super Bowl, trailing the 2004 and 2006 games.
The Super Bowl rating/share peaked at a 45.0/65 from 9:00-9:30 PM, ET.