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Super Bowl 2015: Sunday's game a ratings winner for NBC
Super Bowl 2015: Sunday's game a ratings winner for NBC

This season may have been the NFL's annus miserabilis, but Americans don't seem to have gotten the message. For the fourth time in five years, the Super Bowl set a ratings record, becoming the most-watched show in U.S. history with an average of 114.4 million total viewers tuning in for Sunday's game, according to Nielsen. The game, an epic tug-of-war televised live on NBC from Glendale, Ariz., that ended with the New England Patriots sealing a 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in the final minutes, was a smash on social media as well. Twitter estimated more than 28 million tweets with terms related to the game — including the hashtag #SB49 — between...

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