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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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo Credit: AP, 1985

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

Super Bowl XVIII

Jan. 24, 1984 Result: Raiders 38, Redskins 9
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo Credit: AP, 1979

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 27, Broncos 10
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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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