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Kansas City ranks seventh in Super Bowl XLIX viewers, game sets national TV record

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. The Patriots won 28-24. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. The Patriots won 28-24. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) AP

Kansas City ranked seventh in the country in Super Bowl viewership according to overnight ratings released Monday by NBC Sports, which broadcasted the New England Patriots’ 28-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night.

The KC metro area produced a 54.5 overnight rating and 75 share, meaning 75 percent of all households with a television in the area were tuned into the game. One ratings point is equal to one percent of the television households in the area.

NBC’s coverage of the game also drew the largest audience in U.S. television history, 114.4 million viewers. According to NBC, that was 2.2 million viewers larger than last year’s Super Bowl.

Here were the top 10 metered markets with overnight ratings and shares:

1. Boston: 61.0/85 (Best Super Bowl overnight ever in Boston)

2. New Orleans: 55.7/72

3. Phoenix: 55.6/82

T4. Detroit: 55.0/71

T4. Norfolk, Va.: 55.0/76

5. Chicago: 54.9/72

6. Kansas City: 54.5/75

T8. Denver: 53.7/79

T8. Indianapolis: 53.7/74

10. Buffalo: 53.6/75

T17. Seattle: 52.1/89

Top five Super Bowl overnights

1. 49.7/72 (Super Bowl XLIX on NBC, Sunday)

2. 48.1/71 (Super Bowl XLVII on CBS, Feb. 2013)

T3. 47.9/71 (Super Bowl XLV on Fox, Feb. 2011)

T3. 47.9/68 (Super Bowl XXI on CBS, Jan. 1987)

5. 47.8/71 (Super Bowl XLVI on NBC, Feb. 2012)

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