No record for CBS, but Super Bowl rating hardly left in dark

Get it? I made a pun out of the power outage. By the way, Craig Ferguson is taking full responsibility.

The game didn’t set a viewer record, as it did the previous two years. I’m sure that will spark stories of a drop in ratings and the beginning of football’s downward spiral.

Forget about it. The number still is staggering. And as usual, I’m left with my annual question: What were the other 31 percent of the country watching during the Super Bowl?

From CBS:

The CBS Television Network’s coverage of Super Bowl XLVII featuring the BALTIMORE RAVENS’ 34-31 win over the SAN FRANCISCO 49ers’ on Sunday, Feb 3 (6:32-8:41 and 9:11-10:47 PM, ET) was watched by a Nielsen estimated average of 108.41 million viewers, making it the third most-watched program in television history (Super Bowl XLVI – 111.3 million; Super Bowl XLV – 111.0 million).

CBS Sports’ coverage of Super Bowl XLVII earned an average fast national household rating/share of 46.3/69 (47.0/71; N.Y. Giants-New England; Super Bowl XLVI), making it the second highest-rated Super Bowl in 27 years (1/26/86; 48.3/70; Chicago-New England).

Last night’s Super Bowl HH rating/share peaked at a 50.7/73 with an average of 113.92 million viewers from 10:30-10:47 PM, ET. 

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