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Quarterback Tom Brady of New England Patriots is surrounded by cameras following victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.

Super Bowl XLIX is looking like the most-watched event in TV history

According to early ratings provided by NBC, the Patriots’ 28-24 win over Seahawks delivered the highest overnight household rating in Super Bowl history yesterday with a 49.7.

That’s up 4 percent from last year in the big game and up 3 percent from the previous record-holding Super Bowl, the Ravens-49ers XLVII in 2013.

More to come as additional data becomes available

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