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Saints March to Ratings Victory

by Scott Harris, posted Feb 8th 2010 2:00PM
The New Orleans Saints have another big win to celebrate just one day after claiming the Super Bowl crown: the title of ratings champion.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, last night's Super Bowl broadcast grabbed a crushing 46.4 rating and 68 share for the Saints 31-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts. Those numbers are up eight percent over last year's game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals, which is particularly impressive considering that broadcast set a Super Bowl record with 98.6 million viewers.

Even more impressive: this year's total of 106.5 million viewers is the largest television audience in American history, just edging out the previous record set by the 1983 finale of 'M*A*S*H.'

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