Super Bowl just shy of TV record

Updated: February 4, 2013, 4:25 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- An estimated 108.4 million people watched Super Bowl XLVII, making it fall short of setting the fourth straight viewership record.

The Nielsen Company said Monday that the Baltimore Ravens' 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers was the third most-viewed program in television history.

The most-watched events in U.S. TV history were last year's Super Bowl, seen by 111.3 million, and the 2010 game, with 111 million viewers.

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