Super Bowl XLV between the Packers and the Steelers on FOX reached a total audience of 162.9 million viewers, making it the most-watched show in U.S. television history according to The Nielsen Company.
The Green Bay-Pittsburgh championship topped the previous record of 153.4 million total viewers set last year (Colts-Saints in Super Bowl XLIV) and marks the fourth consecutive record-setting total audience for the Super Bowl. Super Bowls account for the 20 most watched programs in history in terms of total audience.
A record average of 111 million viewers watched Super Bowl XLV, topping the previous mark of 106.5 million for Super Bowl XLIV.
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