Super Bowl XLIX posts highest overnight rating in game's history

Monday February 2nd, 2015

The New England Patriots' victory over the Seattle Seahawks earned the highest overnight rating in Super Bowl history, NBC announced on Monday.

The Patriots rallied from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to win their fourth Super Bowl in the last 14 years.

According to NBC, Super Bowl XLIX drew a 49.7 household rating and a 72 percent share. Both numbers are higher than last year's overnight ratings of 47.6 and 70 for the Seahawks' win over the Denver Broncos.

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The previous record overnight ratings came two years ago, when the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers drew a 48.1 rating.

NBC also said the game's viewership peaked just after 10 p.m.

The final ratings for Super Bowl XLIX will be announced later on Monday. Last year's game set a Super Bowl record with 112.19 million viewers.

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