Super Bowl XLV Was Most-Watched TV Show In History

Another year, another record:

Interestingly, each of the last four Super Bowl’s ranks in the top five, and there’s now only one non-sports program in the top five. However, the M*A*S*H finale still remains at the top of the list in terms of percentage of households who were tuned in.

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  1. Boss Hog says:

    Can we get a breakdown of how much viewership dropped during the halftime debacle.