I don’t know what the Super Bowl is like in your house, but it’s a sacred National Holiday here. I happen to be married to a crazed sports fanatic...
Since I’m usually in the dark about the details of the teams and players, I decided to brush on my Super Bowl History and impress my husband. Here’s a cheat sheet if you need to do the same:
The last five Super Bowls have been the five most watched telecasts in U.S. television history, prior to that the most watched telecast was the M*A*S*H finale in February 1983 with 106 million viewers. (Nielsen)
Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014 had an average audience of 112.2 million viewers, the most watched telecast in U.S. history. Seattle Seahawks victory over Denver Broncos by a score of 43 to 8, it was the most lopsided Super Bowl score in 21 years. Five of the past seven Super Bowls have been decided by a touchdown or less.