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New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler intercepts a (Credit: AP / Kathy Willens)

New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler intercepts a pass intended for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette during the second half of Super Bowl XLIX, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz.

Highest-rated Super Bowls

Whether you tune in for the football, commercials or halftime show, the Super Bowl offers something for everyone. That's why it often breaks its own TV ratings records. These are the highest-rated Super Bowl games ever, ranked by the average number of American homes to watch each game.

Super Bowl XLVII

Feb. 3, 2013 Result: Ravens 34, 49ers 31
(Credit: AP)

Feb. 3, 2013
Result: Ravens 34, 49ers 31
Average number of American homes: 46.3 percent
Network: CBS

Super Bowl XIV

Jan. 20, 1980 Result: Steelers 31, Rams 19
(Credit: AP, 1980)

Jan. 20, 1980
Result: Steelers 31, Rams 19
Average number of American homes: 46.3 percent
Network: CBS

Super Bowl XIX

Jan. 20, 1985 Result: 49ers 38, Dolphins 16
(Credit: AP, 1985)

Jan. 20, 1985
Result: 49ers 38, Dolphins 16
Average number of American homes: 46.4
Network: ABC

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Super Bowl XVIII

Jan. 24, 1984 Result: Raiders 38, Redskins 9
(Credit: AP, 1984)

Jan. 24, 1984
Result: Raiders 38, Redskins 9
Average number of American homes: 46.4 million
Network: CBS

Super Bowl XLVIII

Feb. 2, 2014 Result: Seahawks 43, Broncos 9
(Credit: Getty)

Feb. 2, 2014
Result: Seahawks 43, Broncos 9
Average number of American homes: 46.4 percent
Network: Fox

Super Bowl 50

Feb. 7, 2016 Result: Broncos 24, Panthers 10
(Credit: Getty Images / Ronald Martinez)

Feb. 7, 2016
Result: Broncos 24, Panthers 10
Average number of American homes: 46.6 percent
Network: CBS

Super Bowl XLVI

Feb. 5, 2012 Result: Giants 21, Patriots 17
(Credit: AP, 2012)

Feb. 5, 2012
Result: Giants 21, Patriots 17
Average number of American homes: 47.1 percent
Network: NBC

Super Bowl XIII

Jan. 21, 1979 Result: Steelers 35, Cowboys 31
(Credit: AP, 1979)

Jan. 21, 1979
Result: Steelers 35, Cowboys 31
Average number of American homes: 47.1
Network: NBC

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Super Bowl XII

Jan. 15, 1978 Result: Cowboys 27, Broncos 10
(Credit: AP, 1978)

Jan. 15, 1978
Result: Cowboys 27, Broncos 10
Average number of American homes: 47.2
Network: CBS

Super Bowl XX

Jan. 26, 1986 Result: Bears 46, Patriots 10
(Credit: AP, 1986)

Jan. 26, 1986
Result: Bears 46, Patriots 10
Average number of American homes: 48.3 percent
Network: NBC

Super Bowl XVII

Jan. 30, 1983 Result: Redskins 27, Dolphins 17
(Credit: AP, 1983)

Jan. 30, 1983
Result: Redskins 27, Dolphins 17
Average number of American homes: 48.6 percent
Network: NBC

Super Bowl XVI

Jan. 24, 1982 Result: 49ers 26, Bengals 21
(Credit: AP, 1982)

Jan. 24, 1982
Result: 49ers 26, Bengals 21
Average number of American homes: 49.1 percent
Network: CBS |

Super Bowl XLIX

Feb. 1, 2015 Result: Patriots 28, Seahawks 24
(Credit: Getty Images / Harry How)

Feb. 1, 2015
Result: Patriots 28, Seahawks 24
Average number of American homes: 49.7 percent
Network: NBC

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