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Super Bowl: Most Watched Show EVER

Super Bowl: Most Watched Show EVER

Super Bowl XLIV is officially the most watched TV program in history!

The game, held on Sunday (February 7) drew 106.5 million viewers, according to THR, with an 8% increase in viewership over last year’s game.

The previous record for the most watched TV program was set by M*A*S*H‘s final episode, which brought in 105.79 million viewers.

In case you weren’t one of the 106 million watching, the New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 in the match!

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  • kenza

    WOW! That’s awesome!

  • Shurly

    I watched it !! Congrats to the Saints !!! I was so happy for them…

  • unbelieveable

    Congrats to Who Dat nation on their win. I’m actually a cowboys fan but I am happy the saints won. Watching the people of New Orleans celebrate brought a big smile to my face that city deserves this and I hope they enjoy it

  • bridget

    suck itttt bacseballl?!

  • jdub

    dangggg! thats like every show on tv combined…maybe not, but still. thats awesome…funny ass commercials too

  • pump it

    Even the Olympics? Is this just for American audience?
    I’m pretty sure the Olympics opening ceremonies attract many more times that number.

  • achum

    it’s just for american audience.
    the sport in europe:
    The champions league final: 107M may 2009
    euro 2008 spain-germany 150M

    A game in the world cup:(average) 100M

    Final world cup 2006 italy france: 950M

  • marisa


  • annnnnnannnnnnnnna

    THE AMERICAN POPULATION is estimate to be 304,059,724 – Jul 2008.
    this event was all about bringing communities around the us together. and im glad people take notice of what New Orleans went throught, sure this cant help the lost ones of kathrina but surely this was a sign of victory and remembrance.

  • Nice

    Too bad the color commentary sucked. Jim Nance and Phil Simms were too beige to give commentary. It was like they were calling a chess match.

  • Yes

    Holy cow that’s almost 1/3 of America watching.

  • asdfjkl;

    great game!!! 3/20 of us were going for the Saints and when they won………..woot!

  • fair-callllllllllll

    both team, Especially Indianapolis Colts had great sportmanship attitude coming In to this game. This truly was incredible to watch.
    Congrats Saints.

  • Cheery

    I believe it; this year was one of the best games I’ve seen!

    Geaux Saints!! ^_^

  • Kris

    I was there. Hottest place to be. That was a good game. I thought Colts was going home with it but I was surprise with the Saints come back.

  • Stella


    I totally agree. Phil Simms had to eat his words so often during the match. I turned down the volume to escape the commentary.

  • Ana

    @pump it:

    It’s only for US audience. The most watched game ever (as said) is usually the World Cup Final, that averages about 1 billion viewers.
    According to reported ratings (I believe that the NYT reported it), the 2006 Germany World Cup averaged about 450 million viewers per game (excluding major matches, like semi and final games). Not even close.

  • WHO DAT!!!!

    New Orleans rocks!

  • lakers fan in boston

    it was a great game
    i thought the colts had it at 1st but the saints played a hell of a game
    congrats 2 the saints

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    n1 (: !!!

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