Super Bowl 50 Ratings: Panthers-Broncos Third Most-Watched U.S. TV Program

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning

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The NFL is king in America.

Super Bowl 50 certainly wasn’t the most exciting football game of all time, but there were plenty of intriguing storylines between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos heading into Sunday’s big game. And the ratings apparently benefited.

The Super Bowl was the third most-watched U.S. TV program of all time with an average of 111.9 million viewers, according to CBS Sports PR. The highest average viewership was 115.5 million viewers between 8:30 p.m. ET and 9 p.m., and the network also benefited from 3.96 million unique viewers on its live stream.

The most-watched U.S. TV show remains Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, and every program in the top three are previous Super Bowls.

So, as we were saying, football continues to dominate. Were there any doubts?

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