Super Bowl TV Rating Breaks All-Time Record

Audience of 106.5M tops 1983 M*A*S*H finale viewership
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 8, 2010 3:05 PM CST
Saints cornerback Tracy Porter (22) intercepts Peyton Manning and runs for a 74-yard touchdown during the second half of the Super Bowl against the Indianapolis Colts in Miami, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010.   (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

(Newser) – This year's Super Bowl was the most-watched TV program of all time, with 106.5 million viewers. More than two-thirds of American TVs in use were tuned in to the Saints' 31-17 upset of the Colts, a figure that soared to 82% in New Orleans and 80% in Indianapolis, reports Broadcasting & Cable. The game unseated the 1983 series finale of M*A*S*H as the answer to an easy trivia question.

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