Superbowl 2013 Ratings – Solid, But No Records Set

The ratings are in for last night’s big Superbowl game, and while the numbers were good, this year’s big game  didn’t set any records.

Via TV By The Numbers.

This year’s Superbowl earned a 46.3/69 Fast National Household rating, making it the second highest-rated Super Bowl in 27 years (1/26/86; 48.3/70; Chicago-New England). It was watched by 108.41 million viewers. This makes it the third most-watched program in television history (Super Bowl XLVI – 111.3 million; Super Bowl XLV – 111.0 million).

Elementary averaged 20.8 million viewers and a 7.8 rating with adults 18-49 in time-zone adjusted numbers.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Elementary’s numbers make it the smallest post-game audience since ABC aired Alias after the game in 2003.  It was, the last post-game show to begin airing after 11 pm.  That 35 minute black-out did Elementary no favors.

Also from EW, a chart of post-superbowl show ratings:

THE VOICE — 2012 NBC – 10:19 PM 11:21 PM – 37.6M  – 16.3
GLEE — 2011 FOX – 10:39 PM 11:45 PM – 26.8M –  11.1
UNDERCOVER BOSS -2010 CBS – 10:13 PM 11:13 PM – 38.7M –  16.2
OFFICE — 2009 NBC – 10:40 PM 11:40 PM – 22.9M –  11.0
HOUSE — 2008 FOX – 10:38 PM 11:38 PM – 29.1M –  12.9
CRIMINAL MINDS-2007 CBS – 10:26 PM 11:27 PM – 26.1M –  9.9
GREY’S ANATOMY-2006 ABC – 10:27 PM 11:28 PM – 37.9M –  16.5
SIMPSONS / AMERICAN DAD — 2005 FOX – 10:44 PM 11:46 PM – 23.1 / 15.2M –  11.3 / 7.6
SURVIVOR: ALL-STARS — 2004 CBS – 10:52 PM 11:58 PM – 33.5M –  14.9
ALIAS — 2003 ABC – 11:01 PM 12:01 AM – 17.4M –  8.2

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