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

The Patriots' victory over the Seahawks earned the highest overnight rating in Super Bowl history.
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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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