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Despite the power outage, Raven‘s 34-31 win over the 49ers on Sun was the highest-rated Super Bowl in CBS Sports ‘ history. Meanwhile, a total of 164.1mln viewers watched the game, making it the most-viewed show in US TV history, according to Nielsen. The game averaged 108.4mln viewers, ranking 3rd all-time. The dramatic 2nd half was made more so by a partial power outage. Overall, the game earned an average overnight HH rating/share of 48.1/71, up 1% from last year’s 47.8/71 (N.Y. Giants-New England). Rating excludes from 8:45-9:15pm during the power blackout. CBS Sports lost numerous cameras and some audio powered by sources in the Superdome, immediately after the power failure, said Jennifer Sabatelle, vp, communications, in a statement. Backup power was used and "at no time did we leave the air." During the interruption, CBS Sports Super Bowl broadcast team reported on the situation as a breaking news story. All commercial commitments during the broadcast are being honored, she said. In terms of online streaming, the Super Bowl stream accounted for more than 3% of total network traffic for the evening, according to data by Sandvine. More on the Super Bowl and social media at CableFAX.com.

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