Super Bowl most-watched TV event in US history

2014-02-04 16:00
New York — This year's telecast of the Super Bowl football championship was the most-watched television event in U.S. history, drawing 111.5 million viewers on Sunday night.

The Nielsen company said on Monday the telecast broke a viewership record set by the Super Bowl two years ago. It's the fourth time in five years that a Super Bowl game has set a viewership record. Last year's game, with 108.6 million viewers, was the exception.

The game kept up its appeal to viewers despite being relatively non-competitive. Seattle beat Denver 43-8.

The game also set standards for the most-streamed sports event online and, with 24.9 million tweets, the biggest U.S. live TV event on Twitter.

Fox said an estimated 2.3 million people watched its online stream of the game.

The number of Super Bowl-related tweets was up from 24.1million last year.

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