The Baltimore Ravens won the game but Super Bowl XLVII was a victory for CBS on Sunday.
With an average overnight household rating of 48.1/71 the game was the highest rated Super Bowl in metered market history. The match-up between the Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans breaks the 47.9/71 record of Super Bowl XLV in 2011.
It’s also up 1% from the 47.8/71 of last year’s New York Giants and New England Patriots game. Super Bowl XLVI on NBC was the most-watched event in U.S. TV history with a total of 111.3 million viewers.
In their ratings today, CBS excluded the 8:45 PM – 9:15 PM power outage period in the Superdome, pulling from the 6:30 – 845 PM Et and 9:15 – 10:45 PM ET slots.