Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl Victory Breaks TV Ratings Record

By Community | February 4, 2013

The Baltimore Ravens’ momentous victory over the San Francisco 49ers has set a record for highest overnight ratings in Super Bowl history which was televised on american channel CBS.

The Nielsen company reported the game scored a 48.1 rating and 71 share in its select measurement of big cities. That’s 1 percent over a similar measurement in last year’s game.

For three years in a row, the Super Bowl has set a new record for most-watched event in U.S. television history. Nielsen is expected to have an estimate of how many people watched the game later on Monday.

One ratings point represents 1,147,000 households, or 1 percent of the nation’s estimated 114.7 million TV homes. The share means that 71 percent of TVs that were on at the time were tuned to the Super Bowl.

Baltimore managed to fend off 49ers late surge to win the Lombardi trophy 34-31.

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