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Super Bowl 50 Finishes as Third Most-Watched Telecast Historically

111.9 Million Viewers Tune in for Broncos Victory Over the Panthers

From Campaign US: It was not the record CBS was hoping for. But an average of 111.9 million viewers watched its broadcast of Super Bowl 50, making the Denver Broncos’ victory over the Carolina Panthers the third-watched telecast in TV history. It hit its highest numbers (115.5 million viewers) between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., according to Live + Same Day data from Nielsen.

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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