Last Night Was The Third Most-Watched Super Bowl Ever

Last night’s Super Bowl received the third-best “overnight” ratings of all time, following only the games held in 1987 and 2011. It was good news for NBC all around, with a 47.8 rating for the game and a 19.4 rating for the lead-out program The Voice (that series’s best rating ever). The program increased in ratings throughout its run, with its highest ratings in the 9:30-10:00 half hour. Most interesting for fans of Illuminati symbolism may be the detail that Madonna’s halftime show improved upon the ratings of Bruce Springsteen’s 2009 show by 20 percent and the Black Eyed Peas’ 2011 show by one percent.