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SUPER BOWL XX Jan. 26, 1986 Result: Bears (Credit: AP, 1986)

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

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
(Credit: AP)

SUPER BOWL XLVII
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
(Credit: AP, 1980)

SUPER BOWL XIV
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
(Credit: AP, 1985)

SUPER BOWL XIX
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
(Credit: AP, 1984)

SUPER BOWL XVIII
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
(Credit: Getty)

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

SUPER BOWL XLVI Feb. 5, 2012 Result: Giants
(Credit: AP, 2012)

SUPER BOWL XLVI
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
(Credit: AP, 1979)

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

SUPER BOWL XII Jan. 15, 1978 Result: Cowboys
(Credit: AP, 1978)

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

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SUPER BOWL XX Jan. 26, 1986 Result: Bears
(Credit: AP, 1986)

SUPER BOWL XX
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
(Credit: AP, 1983)

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

1. SUPER BOWL XVI Jan. 24, 1982 Result:
(Credit: AP, 1982)

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

1. SUPER BOWL XLIX Feb. 1, 2015 Result:
(Credit: Getty Images / Harry How)

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

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