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Super Bowl XLV Ties Highest Overnight Rating

Sunday night's game matches Super Bowl XXI in 1987 in metered markets.

Super Bowl XLV
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Super Bowl XLV Sunday night on Fox had a 47.9 metered market rating, tying with the 1987 Super Bowl as the highest rated ever in the metered markets, according to preliminary ratings from Fox Sports.

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It is 3 percent higher than the 2010 Super Bowl.   National ratings and audience figure are still to come.