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CBS Sports' coverage of Super Bowl XLVII scores highest rating in history

by jmaloni
Mon, Feb 4th 2013 01:30 pm

Baltimore's win over San Francisco earns overnight rating/share of 48.1/71 in metered markets

CBS Sports' coverage of Super Bowl XLVII featuring the Baltimore Ravens' 34-31 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Feb. 3 (6:30-8:45 p.m. and 9:15-10:45 p.m.), earned an average overnight household rating/share of 48.1/71, the highest-rated Super Bowl in the metered markets in history (surpassing the Green Bay-Pittsburgh 2011 Super Bowl's 47.9/71 on FOX).

This year's 48.1/71 is up 1 percent from last year's 47.8/71 (N.Y. Giants-New England) in the metered markets. Rating excludes the 30-minute power outage (8:45-9:15 p.m.).

The Super Bowl XLVII rating/share peaked at 52.9/75 from 10:30-10:45 p.m.

Following is a breakdown of the ratings by half-hours.

(All times ET)

  • 6:30-7:00 - 42.6/67
  • 7:00-7:30 - 46.3/71
  • 7:30-8:00 - 47.9/72
  • 8:00-8:30 - 48.2/71
  • 8:30-8:45 - 48.3/71
  • 8:45-9:15 - 46.5/68
  • 9:15-9:30 - 47.9/68
  • 9:30-10:00 - 49.6/70
  • 10:00-10:30 - 51.3/73
  • 10:30-10:45 - 52.9/75

Top 10 Rated in the Metered Markets

1. Baltimore 59.6/83

2. New Orleans 57.1/77

3. Washington, D.C. 56.9/80

4. Norfolk, Va. 55.8/76

5. Dayton, Ohio 54.6/72

6. Columbus, Ohio 54.3/73

7. Indianapolis 54.2/76

8. Richmond-Petersburg, Va. 53.7/74

9. Milwaukee 53.4/73

10. Jacksonville 53.3/70

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