== CBS’ coverage ended up attracting a record 164.1 million total viewers, making it the most-watched show in U.S. television history according to The Nielsen Company.
The 2011 Green Bay-Pittsburgh game set the previous standard with 162.9 million. That number is one that takes into account anyone who watched at least six minutes of the game on TV.
== The game drew an average of 108.41 million viewers, which is third-best of all time. The last two Super Bowls had a record of 111.3 million and 111.0 million average viewers.
== The average fast national household ratings was also registered at 46.3 with a share of 69, making it the second-highest rated Super Bowl in 27 years – behind the 48.3 for Chicago-New England in 1986 and 47.0 for the N.Y. Giants-New England last year.
Los Angeles had an average rating of 39.5 and a 70 share for Sunday night, putting at No. 56 – and in last place – of the list of 56 metered markets. Baltimore came out at the top with a 59.6 rating and 83 share.
But that can be very deceiving. L.A. has 5.6 million viewers; Baltimore has less than one-fifth that at 1.1 million.
L.A.’s rating represents 2.216 million viewers. Baltimore’s rating represents 647,000 viewers.
The average number of people who watched the game in L.A. on KCBS-Channel 2 was 4.886 million, up three percent than the 4.749 million who saw the Giants-Packers last year on KNBC Channel 4. The average number of people who watched in Baltimore was 1.47 million.
L.A., the No. 2 media market in the country, was second to No. 1 media market New York (6,675,000) with the most viewers of the game. Baltimore ranks No. 27.
Because of the power outage during the game, the ratings were divided into two parts. L.A. had a ratings/share of 38.0/71 between 3:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m., and then a 41.7/69 between 6:15 and 7:45 p.m.