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2012 Super Bowl TV Ratings: Game Fails To Top Record, Madonna Trumps All

The Super Bowl is over, and now is the time to talk about commercials, how annoying that one guy at your party was and the ratings from the big game. According to this tweet, the game just barely missed out on the all-time record set by the big game last year.

But there were some very high ratings for a specific portion of the event.

So the least football thing I've ever seen gets a higher rating than the game itself. What a World.

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