A record 111.3 million viewers tuned in to catch Eli Manning and the New York Giants defeat Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Were you one of them?
If the New York Giants have taught us anything, it’s that you don’t have to win by much to claim victory. Last night’s (Feb. 5) airing of Super Bowl XLVI just barely beat out last year’s telecast to earn the title of most-watched television program in U.S. history. Super Bowl XLV previously held the record with 111 million viewers. A measly 300,000 pairs of eyeballs made all the difference!
The suits at NBC should be thanking their lucky stars right about now. Not only did the Super Bowl break viewership records, but lead-out The Voice surpassed any and all expectations, garnering an astonishing 37.6 million viewers, the highest viewership for a non-sports program in six years.
With ratings like these, American Idol had better watch its back! Could The Voice wind up stealing Idol‘s ratings crown?
Did YOU watch Super Bowl XLVI, HollywoodLifers?
– Josh Rosenblatt
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