Not only was last night’s Super Bowl XLII, which saw the NY Giants do the impossible in upsetting the Patriots in a thrilling 17-14 contest, an amazing game to watch, but it was also the most-watched Super Bowl of all time, attracting over 97 million viewers.
Current fast national figures reveal that 97.5 million tuned into the game on average from beginning to end. The previous record was 94.08 million from 1996’s Super Bowl XXX between the Cowboys and Steelers.
Passing that record also puts the game in second place on the all-time most-watched television list, still behind the 105.97 million who tuned in for the 1973 series finale of M*A*S*H.
Note: This post will be updated with the final Nielsen figures once they are released.
Source: Nielsen Media