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CBS' Super Bowl Viewership Down From Past Two Years

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CBS earned a 46.3 fast-national Nielsen rating and 108.4 million viewers for last night’s Ravens-49ers Super Bowl XLVII telecast, down from the audience for the game the last two seasons. Ravens-49ers is down from a 47.0 rating and 111.3 million viewers for Giants-Patriots last year, which remains the most-viewed telecast in U.S. TV history. While the 46.3 rating last night tops the 46.0 rating for Packers-Steelers in '11, the viewership is down from 111.0 million. Ravens-49ers ranks as the third most-viewed telecast in U.S. history.

SUPER BOWL RATINGS/VIEWERSHIP TREND
YEAR
SUPER BOWL
NET
RAT.
VIEWERS (000)
MATCHUP
'13
XLVII
CBS
46.3
108,414
Ravens-49ers
'12
XLVI
NBC
47.0
111,346
Giants-Patriots
'11
XLV
Fox
46.0
111,010
Packers-Steelers
'10
XLIV
CBS
45.0
106,476
Saints-Colts
'09
XLIII
NBC
42.0
98,732
Steelers-Cardinals

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