Super Bowl XLVI and "The Voice" Have Record Ratings Night

Posted Monday February 6, 2012 9:58 PM GMT

It's consistently at the top of the ratings, and this year was no different - as Super Bowl XLVI ended up as the highest viewed broadcast in network television history.

According to Nielsen, the NFL Championship between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots pulled in 111.3 million viewers to slightly edge out the previous year's number of 111 million.

Meanwhile, the NBC music competition series "The Voice" enjoyed the carryover from the Super Bowl - as its season two premiere brought in over 36.7 million viewers, making it the highest-rated non-sports telecast in six years.

Back in 2006, an episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” followed the Super Bowl and was the last entertainment program to do as well at “The Voice” last night.

In addition, it was the top performance for an NBC cast since the 2004 series finale of “Friends.”

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