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Super Bowl sets ratings record again

Updated: February 6, 2012, 5:12 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- For the third consecutive year, the Super Bowl set a record as the most-watched television show in U.S. history.

The Nielsen Co. said Monday that an estimated 111.3 million people watched the New York Giants beat the New England Patriots on Sunday night. That narrowly beat the 111 million who watched Green Bay's win over Pittsburgh last year.

The overnight rating was less than 1 percent shy of the record tied last year.

NBC was blessed by a competitive game ...

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