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Super Bowl falls short of ratings record

2:25 PM, Feb 4, 2013   |    comments
Michael Crabtree reaches for pass on final play of 49ers drive (Photo: USA Today)
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NEW YORK (AP) - An estimated 108.4 million people watched the Super Bowl, 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. Both the 2010 and 2011 games hit the 111 million mark.  

Football viewership in general declined this year. But with a thrilling finish, this year's game did become the fourth Super Bowl to record more than 100 million viewers.

The Associated Press

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