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10 Most Watched TV Shows Ever

Super Bowl XLV just set a new record in the U.S.

Super Bowl XLV
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Sunday's Super Bowl XLV became the most-watched program in U.S. TV history with 111 viewers. Below, the top 10 TV shows of all time.

1. Super Bowl XLV -- 111 million viewers (2011)

2. Super Bowl XLIV -- 106.5 million viewers (2010)

3. M*A*S*H* series finale -- 106 million viewers (1983)

4. Super Bowl XLII -- 97.5 million (2008)

5. Super Bowl XLIII -- 95.4 million (2009)

6. Super Bowl XXX -- 94.1 million (1996)

7. Super Bowl XLI -- 93.2 million (2007)

8. Super Bowl XLII -- 93.2 million (2008)

9. Cheers 100-minute finale special -- 93.1 million (1993)

10. Super Bowl XXVII -- 91 million (1993)

* Sources: USA Today, Nielsen, TV By the Numbers, NBC Sports