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Super Bowl XLIX officially most watched show in American TV history

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the world is still trying to recover from the high drama of Super Bowl XLIX which took place in Arizona on Sunday night.

The New England Patriots won their fourth Super Bowl championship after a lot of late drama as they beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24.

The Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman scored the winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter which led to arguably the most memorable drive of the season.

The Seahawks marched down the field and went 79 yards to inside the Patriots 1 yard line largely thanks to a remarkable catch by Jermaine Kearse.

The Seahawks lost when their pass was intercepted to give the win to New England, but as dramatic as it was, Super Bowl XLIX has set American history.


The Super Bowl is one of the biggest television events of each year and it draws in incredible ratings year after year.

Initial post-match reports put the match as the most watched Super Bowl ever, but it was then officially announced as the most viewed television program in American history.

The showdown received a massive 49.7 rating meaning that 49.7% of American homes with TV's were tuned in to the big game.

An average of 114.4 million viewers tuned in to see Tom Brady win his fourth Super Bowl championship.

Unsurprisingly the viewer ship numbers peaked at an estimated 120.8 million viewers during the fourth quarter which staged the Patriots comeback.

The large ratings information is a clear indicator of why advertisers are willing to part with $4.5 million for just 30 seconds worth of airtime.

The game of all games

The Super Bowl is the biggest game and the huge climax of the NFL season and Super Bowl XLIX will surely go down as one of the all-time greatest.

Staging perhaps the interception of the season, one of the most unbelievable catches ever and arguably the most confusing play call of all time, the game will be remembered for a long time.

The fall-out of the match has been focused on the Seahawks who strangely elected to pass the ball despite being less than a yard outside the endzone.

They lined up with runningback Marshawn Lynch in the back field but elected to throw and suffered the fatal interception that lost them a second straight Super Bowl championship.

The move has led to conspiracy theories stating that they Seahawks didn't want the controversial Lynch scoring winning touchdown.

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