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Feb 3, 2014; New York, NY, USA; A general view of the Vince Lombardi Trophy and the Super Bowl MVP trophy during the winning team press conference the day after Super Bowl XLVIII at Sheraton New York Times Square. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Super Bowl XLVIII was the most watched program in US TV history

The Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos competed in a relatively boring Super Bowl last night with a lopsided score line. That didn’t stop it from becoming the most watched program in U.S. TV history.

The game set a ratings record at kick off.

As the Seahawks began to blow out the Broncos, fans stayed tuned in.

The Super Bowl half time show featuring Bruno Mars was also the most watched in history.

In fact, more people could’ve been tuning in specifically for the halftime show.

Ratings climbed through the first half and peaked at a 47.9/71 from 7:30-8:00 PM ET as Seattle established a commanding 22-0 halftime lead.

So what does all this mean? Basically that the Super Bowl might be more than an interesting match up, that it has truly become an event. Fans kept watching despite the lopsided score for many potential reasons like parties or commercials. Nothing else is really on during the game.

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