Super Bowl Tackles Its Largest Audience Ever

The folks at Fox Sports are done crunching the numbers, and Sunday’s broadcast of Super Bowl XLV did indeed set a new record for “the big game.”

Glee in turn notched boffo numbers, though the musical dramedy didn’t perform nearly as well as its year-ago predecessor, CBS’s Undercover Boss.

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Based on final ratings data, Super Bowl XLV, in which the Packers sent the Steelers packing, drew 111 million viewers. That easily tops the record set by last year’s Super Bowl, which averaged 106.5 million viewers. SB XLV now stands as the most-watched TV event in U.S. history.

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Glee attracted 26.8 million viewers to rank as the show’s most-watched episode ever. However, it was down sharply from the 38 million that Undercover Boss delivered for CBS following the more-lopsided Super Bowl XLIV.

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