So sources had reported that Super Bowl XLVI had just missed topping or tying last year's record-setting ratings, but the final numbers are in and it turns out this year's big game was the BIGGEST EVER!
Super Bowl XLVI actually scored 111.3 million viewers, compared to last years 111 million, to become the most watched television show in American history.
It gets bigger than that too. As the game neared the final moments, more viewers tuned in to average 117.7 million in the final half hour.
Madonna also contributed to the massive ratings because her halftime show garnered the most viewers EVER as well, with an average of 114 million viewers.
To top off a stellar night for NBC, the season premiere of The Voice managed to claim the highest ratings of any entertainment telecast following the Super Bowl since 2006 when ABC aired Grey's Anatomy after the game. Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton, and Carson Daily were welcomed back for a second season by 37.6 million total viewers overall!
Congrats on the HUGE night to all parties involved in its success!
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