Contrary to what was previously reported, Super Bowl XLIII on NBC is now the most-watched Super Bowl in history after further ratings results were revealed yesterday by Nielsen.
The game between the winning Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals averaged 98.7 million
viewers topping last year’s Super Bowl on FOX at 97.5 million. Sunday’s game is the second most-watched telecast in history based on average viewers following the series finale of M*A*S*H with 106 million viewers.
Super Bowl XLIII is also the most-viewed Super Bowl telecast ever with 151.6 million total viewers tuning in to some or part of the game (at least six minutes).