ABC 1.4/ 2
NBC 1.4/ 2
Fox 0.9/ 1
Note: The year-to-year percent comparisons are not included. NBC aired Super Bowl XLVI on the year-ago evening.
It was all about Super Bowl XLVII, naturally, with the Baltimore Ravens at the San Francisco 49ers on CBS at a record high 48.1 rating/71 share in the overnights (from 6:30-8:45 p.m. and 9:15-10:45 p.m. ET). This excludes the power outage from 8:45-9:15 p.m. ET. Comparably, this was the highest-rated Super Bowl in the metered markets historically, with growth of one percent from the 47.8/71 for the New York Giants vs. New England one year earlier – 47.8/71 on 2/05/12). The prior high was a 47.9/71 for Green Bay vs. Pittsburgh on Fox on 2/06/11.
The top-rated market was Baltimore, with a 59.6/83 in the overnights, followed by New Orleans (57.1/77), Washington, D.C. (56.9/80), Norfolk (55.8/76), Dayton (54.6/72), Columbus, Ohio (54.3/73), Indianapolis (54.2/76), Richmond-Petersburg (53.7/74), Milwaukee (54.3/73) and Jacksonville (53.3/70).
Next on the Eye net was the post-Super Bowl airing of freshman drama Elementary, which averaged a very approximate 10.8/23 in the overnights from 11:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m. The Super Bowl Post Game posted a 27.0/26 in the 11 p.m. half-hour (which also featured the beginning of Elementary). Remember…all results on CBS last night were approximate.
Elsewhere, and it was all repeats, ABC populated the evening with two episodes of America’s Funniest Home Videos (7 p.m.: #2: 1.4/ 2; 8 p.m.: #2: 1.6/ 2), a Sunday 9 p.m. edition of Shark Tank (#3: 1.4/ 2), and two encores of Modern Family (#3: avg. 1.2/ 2 from 10-11 p.m.). NBC aired four encores of Betty White’s Off Their Rockers (avg. 1.1/ 2 from 7-9 p.m.) and a repeat of two-hour special Live From New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (#2: 1.7/ 3 from 9-11 p.m.). And Fox kept its regularly scheduled line-up intact with repeats of Bob’s Burgers (#4: 0.5/ 1), The Cleveland Show (#4: 0.5/ 1), The Simpsons (#4: 1.1/ 2), Bob’s Burgers (#4: 1.0/ 1), Family Guy (#4: 1.3/ 2) and American Dad (#4: 1.2/ 2).
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