Super Bowl XLV smashed all previous records when an average of 111 million viewers made it the most-watched program in American television history.
Does this year’s version have a shot to surpass that mark?
“I hope so,’’ NBC Sports group chairman Mark Lazarus said. “We’re going to try. The combination of a great game but also these big markets – and East Coast markets that will keep viewership into the late hours with teams they care about – I think gives us a real opportunity to do that.’’