Sunday's Super Bowl was among the most non-competitive in decades but that didn't stop fans from watching.
The game, broadcast by Fox, got a 47.6 rating. That is off 1% from last year's game on CBS (48.1) that was an all-time high. Fox's number is the fifth best ever.
The ratings were boosted by a 56.7 number in Seattle where fans got to see their team, especially their defense, put on a show.
Broncos fans didn't shy away posting a 51.4 and the host market (New York) posted a 50.5. That was the best New York number since 1987 when the Giants-Broncos game delivered a 58.1.
The show peaked in the 7:30-8 p.m. ET time slot at 49.2 but also scored a 46 from 9:30-10 p.m. when the game had long been decided.
Fox's four-hour pre-game show which paraded everyone from Kevin Costner to the Geico Camel to President Obama got a 12.8 rating which was up 16% from last year's telecast.
The numbers reflect metered markets. A national number is expected to be tabulated later.