New Orleans Superbowl comes in with third highest TV audience

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By Noel Young, Correspondent

February 4, 2013 | 2 min read

An average of 108.4 million people watched Super Bowl XLVII at New Orleans on Sunday night , the third-largest audience for a television event on record, according to CBS, who aired the game.

108.4 million viewers

The viewership figures exclude a half-hour period when the Baltimore Ravens- San Francisco 49ers clash was interrupted by a partial power outage at the Superdome. CBS continued to broadcast footage from the stadium during that time, but play was halted.

Super Bowl games hold the top three places for most-watched television events, with last year's attracting a record 111.3 million viewers. That was only slightly higher than the 111.0 million viewers for the 2011 Sup

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