Nielsen Ratings

Patriots tight end Ron Gronkowski, right, catches a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Nielsen: Super Bowl XLIX Was Most-Watched Event In U.S. Television History

The Nielsen company said the game’s viewership exceeded the record of 112.2 million set last year, when Seattle beat Denver.

02/02/2015

MetLife Stadium is shown prior to the start of Super Bowl XLVIII between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Super Bowl Telecast The Most-Watched Television Event In U.S. History

For the fourth time in five years, the Super Bowl has set a record for the most-watched television event in U.S. history, drawing 111.5 million viewers even though the Seahawks’ 43-8 victory over the Broncos wasn’t really competitive.

02/03/2014

Baltimore Ravens fans cheer as they gather to watch Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Super Bowl XLVII Stands As Third Most-Watched Program In U.S. Television History

The game fell short of setting a viewership record, but it stands as the third most-watched program in U.S. television history.

02/04/2013

Fans watch the Green Bay Packers take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Early Ratings Indicate TV History For Super Bowl

Green Bay’s victory over Pittsburgh in the Super Bowl has surpassed last year’s record-setting game in the Nielsen Co.’s preliminary ratings measurement of big cities.

WFAN–02/07/2011