The Nielsen company is now reporting that the game scored a 48.1 rating and 71 share in its select measurement of big cities. That represents a 1 percent increase over a similar measurement from last year’s game, according to ABC2News.
For three consecutive years now, the NFL’s championship game has set a new record for most-watched event in U.S. TV history. Nielsen is expected to have an official estimate of how many people tuned in to the Super Bowl later today.
One ratings point translates to 1,147,000 households, or 1 percent of the nation’s estimated 114.7 million TV homes. The share figure means that 71 percent of all televisions in the United States that were on at the time were tuned to Super Bowl XLVII.
The Ravens scored a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.