TV Ratings: Super Bowl XLV may be the biggest in history, post-game programming down

superbowl-rodgers-matthews-hug.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011

Super Bowl XLV may have clocked record ratings, if the fast affiliate numbers - which run significantly higher than last year's record-breaking numbers - have anything to say about it. This year's game has a ratings/household share with about a 3% increase over last year's. Post-game programming, however, is down - fewer people watched this year's "Glee" than last year's "Undercover Boss."

FOX drew 75.2 million viewers and a 37.6 rating/57 share in primetime. The rest of the networks followed: CBS (3.9 million, 2.5/4), ABC (2.9 million, 1.8/3) and NBC (2.6 million, 1.8/3).

More accurate numbers will be released later in the day. Look for a separate ratings post then.

FOX' adults 18-49 rating from 7 to 11 p.m. was 32.4, a nice bump from CBS's 29.7 on Super Bowl night last year. ABC and CBS both had 0.7, and NBC had a 0.6.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

FOX: Super Bowl XLV - Packers-Steelers (103.9 million viewers, 43.2/66 households)
CBS: 60 Minutes (3.9 million, 2.6/4)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (2.9 million, 1.7/3)
NBC: Who Do You Think You Are (1.5 million, 1.1/2)

18-49 leader: Super Bowl (37.2)

8 p.m.

FOX: Super Bowl XLV - Packers-Steelers (100.1 million, 41.7/62)
CBS: "Undercover Boss" rerun (3.4 million, 2.1/3)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.3 million, 1.9/3)
NBC: "Who Do You Think You Are" (1.9 million, 1.1/2)

18-49 leader:
Super Bowl (36.4)

9 p.m.

FOX: Super Bowl XLV - Packers-Steelers (96.8 million, 41.5/62)
CBS: "CSI: Miami" rerun (3.3 million, 2.2/3)
NBC: "Dateline" (2.4 million, 1.7/2)
ABC: "Knocked Up" (2.1 million, 1.5/2)

18-49 leader: Super Bowl (35.5)

10 p.m.

FOX: Super Bowl Post Game (25 million, 32.2/51) / "Glee" (11 million, 15.7/29)
CBS: "Hawaii Five-0" rerun (5.1 million, 3.3/5)
NBC: Dateline (4.6 million, 2.9/5)
ABC: "Knocked Up" (3.2 million, 2.1/4)

18-49 leader: Super Bowl postgame/"Undercover Boss" (20.3)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change, especially in the case of live telecasts. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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