Katy Perry’s Super Bowl performance was seen by 118.5 million people, the biggest audience ever for the halftime show since modern ratings began in 1991.
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An estimated 114.4 million people watched the New England Patriots narrowly beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24, rising to 120 million during the nailbiting finale.
Ratings company Nielsen said that made it the most-watched event in US TV history.
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Wednesday’s episode of Duck Dynasty reality show drew only 5.2 million viewers.
However, this week’s episode drew more viewers than everything else on cable Wednesday night – roughly two and a half times the audience for the much-ballyhooed return of FX’s The Americans, and even surpassed a new episode of ABC’s Nashville.
Wednesday’s episode of Duck Dynasty reality show drew only 5.2 million viewers
The latest figures represent a massive 40% collapse from the 8.6 million viewers the show pulled in just one year ago this week.
Wednesday’s episode drew the smallest audience for a new installment of Duck Dynasty since Season 2 finale in November 2012.
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Duck Dynasty ratings took another drop last night.
After scoring a healthy 3.0 rating in the crucial 18-49 year old age group last week, the redneck reality show dipped back down to 2.5 for the February 5 episode.
However, the rating was enough to lead Duck Dynasty reality show to another Wednesday night victory among all cable shows.
Duck Dynasty topped the night as it has each of the four weeks so far in Season 5.
Duck Dynasty ratings took another drop last night
The Mark Wahlberg-generated reality series, Wahlburgers, also took a dip, likely suffering from the weaker Duck Dynasty lead-in. But in the absence of usual second-pace finisher American Horror Story, Wahlburgers managed to squeak into the second-ranked cable spot last night, with a 1.5 rating, down somewhat from its 1.7 of the previous week.
Wahlburgers, similar to Duck Dynasty, follows a wealthy family as they try to keep a business running smoothly.
Duck Dynasty also pulled in more than 6.5 million sets of eyeballs last night, almost twice as many as Wahlburgers, which had just under 3.5 million viewers.