Super Bowl 50, which featured the Denver Broncos versus the Carolina Panthers, resulted in a 49.0 overnight household rating/share in Nielsen’s largest 56 markets. Those numbers were 1% less than last year’s 49.7 for New England-Seattle which set the record for overnight household rating, but they were still good enough for the second-best overnight rating ever. CBS said the game peaked with a 51.0 between 10:00-10:15p ET.
The highest rated market was Nashville which produced a 57.7. That rating represented a total of 571,317 households.
Below are a list of the past 12 Super Bowl ratings performances. You can see the full list of all past Super Bowl viewership numbers by clicking here.
Credit to Sports TV Ratings which originally published this information