CHICAGO (CBS) — The Super Bowl pulled in solid ratings for CBS in Chicago on Sunday, with an average of 1.6 million homes tuning into the game.
Sunday’s game between San Francisco and Baltimore–with a 46.4 rating and 69 share–was third-most watched Super Bowl here since 1993.
The 2007 Super Bowl, in which the Bears lost to Indianapolis in Miami (50.2 rating/77 share), and Green Bay’s victory over Pittsburgh in 2011 (51.1 rating/73 share) rank No. 1 and No. 2 since 1995.
In the five Super Bowls televised on CBS since 2001, Sunday’s game ranks No. 2, not surprisingly behind the Bears-Colts.
The lowest-rated game in the past 20 years was Baltimore-New York Giants (34.8 rating/50 share) in 2001.
One rating point equals 34,848 homes in Chicago. The share is the percentage of homes with a TV in use watching a program.
Nationally, the game set a ratings record of 48.1/71 in metered markets (nearly 55 million homes tuning in). The blackout that struck in the third quarter was not included in averaging the ratings numbers. Final numbers, which will include ratings from smaller markets, will not be tallied until Tuesday.
In Baltimore, a whopping 83 percent of homes watching TV on Sunday were tuned to the game.