Super Bowl XLIX Draws 114.4 Million Viewers and Highest Overnight Rating Ever

By Jason McIntyre

Patriots 28, Seahawks 24, perhaps the greatest Super Bowl ever played, pulled in the highest overnight rating ever for the game, a 49.7. That’s a strong indication that the game will be the most-watched TV program in history. The previous mark for highest overnight rating was in 2013 during the Ravens/49ers “blackout” game, which pulled in a 48.1.

UPDATE: At 114.8 million viewers, this was indeed the most watched television program in US history.

Last year’s Seahawks/Broncos snoozer generated a 47.6. [via Sports TV Ratings]

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