Super Bowl Viewership Lower, But Still Third-Best Ever
CBS finished with 111.9 million viewers for Super Bowl 50 last night from 6:39-10:22pm ET, down from the last two Super Bowls, but still the third-best audience in U.S. TV history. Broncos-Panthers is down from 114.4 million viewers for Patriots-Seahawks last year, and down from 112.2 million viewers for Seahawks-Broncos in '14. Last night’s telecast peaked at 115.5 million viewers from 8:30-9:00pm. The seven most-viewed broadcasts in U.S. TV history are all Super Bowls, followed by CBS' “M*A*S*H” finale in '83, which drew 106 million viewers.