(FNN Media) — The early television ratings for Super Bowl XLVI are in and not surprisingly the New England Patriots and New York Giants contest had over 100 million viewers on Sunday.
The game did a 47.8 rating with a 71 share according to Nielsen Media Research.
The number fell one-tenth of a point shy of tying the all-time record of 47.9 that was set by the Green Bay Packers victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers last year and the New York Giants win over the Denver Broncos in 1987.
In local markets, Patriots fans had the larger audience. The game did a 56.7/81 in Boston. New York fans still watched in mass. The game did a 49.7/74 in the Big Apple.
As for Indianapolis? Tough for the host city’s fans to get a ticket. So, they tuned in like the rest of us. The city did a 56.4/79 — second highest host city ratings of all-time.
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