Last night's Super Bowl XLVII has become the second-highest rated American football broadcast in history, with almost 18.2 million Canadians viewing at least part of the game.
The show, which was broadcast on CTV and RDS, was viewed by 7.33 million viewers, which is actually down from last year's game, which drew 8.2 million. These numbers are courtesy of BBM Canada.
The Ravens' victory over the 49ers also is the highest rated program in Canada this year, all one month and four days of it.
While 7.33 was the cumulative rating, that number spiked when Beyoncé took the stage to perform the half-time show. Beyoncé’s performance drew 9.4 million Canadian viewers.
The Super Bowl's lengthy power outage related delay did not appear to hurt the ratings for the debut episode of Motive, which aired on CTV following the game. 1.23 million viewers turned into the cop drama, which has been picked up by ABC as part of its summer line-up. Motive stars Kristin Lehman as detective Angie Flynn.
To any of our Canadian readers, what level of interest did you have in the game? How many National Football League games are aired up there? Do you prefer the CFL to the NFL?