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Old 02-06-2006, 06:53 PM   #1
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Default Largest SB TV Audience Since 1996

Remember how the consensus was this was not a glamour match-up because the NFC rep was not from a major media market (Washington/New York/Chicago) and the AFC rep was not New England or Indy?

The TV ratings are out:

An estimated 90.7 million people watched the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, the largest Super Bowl audience since the Steelers last played in the title game in 1996.

The audience was five percent bigger than the 86.1 million people who watched the New England Patriots beat the Philadelphia Eagles last year, according to preliminary estimates from Nielsen Media Research.

When the Dallas Cowboys beat the Steelers in 1996, there were 94.1 million people watching.

Not only are the Steelers the Super Bowl champs - they may now be the most popular team in the NFL to the casual fan.
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