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Ratings: another record for Super Bowl

Ratings: another record for Super Bowl

Seattle Seahawks Pete Carroll, right, and general manager John Schneider, center, celebrate after the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8. Photo: Associated Press, KPUG/AP Photo/Chris O'Meara

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox’s Super Bowl telecast of the Seahawks’ victory of the Broncos is the most-watched television event in U.S. history, drawing 111.5 million viewers on Sunday night.

The Nielsen company said Monday the telecast broke a viewership record set by the Super Bowl two years ago between the New York Giants and New England Patriots. It’s the fourth time in five years that a Super Bowl game has set a viewership record. Last year’s game, with 108.6 million viewers, was the exception.

The game kept up its appeal to viewers despite being relatively non-competitive.

Fox said an estimated 2.3 million people watched its online stream of the game, peaking at the end of the third quarter.

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