Record overnight ratings for game

February 2, 2015 2:51 PM

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The Super Bowl scored its highest-ever overnight ratings for New England's thrilling win over Seattle, an early indication the game may be on the way to another viewership record.

The Nielsen company said Monday the game had a 49.7 rating in the nation's largest media markets, up 4 percent over last year's game. That means 49.7 percent of the nation's 116 million homes with television were watching the game.

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