Super Bowl super for Fox


The cliff-hanger that saw the New York Giants upset the New England Patriots’ plans for a perfect season kept viewers glued to their TV sets on Sunday. Overnight ratings data from Nielsen Media Research indicated that a record 97.4 million people watched the Super Bowl on Fox, topping the record that had stood since 1996. That also made Sunday’s show-down the second-most-watch program ever on US television. The finale of “M*A*S*H” in 1983 still holds the record, as 106 million viewers.