The 2013 Super Bowl aired on Feb. 3 and there were plenty of magical moments, as these fantastic photos indicate. The Baltimore Ravens finally defeated the San Francisco 49ers, but not before an unprecedented blackout, a heap of bad Super Bowl commercials and a duel between two brothers. In between, the 49ers roared back to life when the power was turned back on after 34 minutes. It was a memorable ending to an amazing Super Bowl for a record TV audience.
CBS Sports released preliminary numbers on Monday morning and it looks like Super Bowl XLVII broke the record as the most-watched game in history. The numbers peaked during the 10:30-10:45 p.m. EST time frame and the blackout was excluded entirely from the ratings. According to early findings, Sunday night’s Super Bowl topped the 2011 match-up of the N.Y. Giants and the New England Patriots by 1%, making it the most viewed Super Bowl of all-time. The top ten markets were Baltimore, New Orleans, Washington DC, Norfolk, Dayton, Columbus, Indianapolis, Richmond, Milwaukee and Jacksonville. Final ratings are due later today. The top five most-watched programs in US history are the 2010-2013 Super Bowls and the "Mash" series finale.
Top highlights and best moments from the 2013 Super Bowl include Jennifer Hudson singing with Sandy Hook Elementary School singers, Beyonce’s electrifying halftime show, Jacoby Jones’s historic kick-off return, the Vince Lombardi trophy presentation and more. Be sure to check out the list for more great photos and memorable moments.
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