ABC's Super Bowl XL telecast on Sunday averaged 90.72 million viewers making it
the biggest audience draw on television since the Super Bowl telecast in 1996.
At one time or another during the game, 141.4 million people tuned in -- a
figure second only to the 2004 Super Bowl Game. The game also gave a big boost
to Grey's Anatomy, which followed the post-game show with a 19.2 rating
and a 32 share, the best performance for a post-Super Bowl entertainment show
since the debut of CBS's Survivor: The Australian Outback in 2001. And
ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live, which aired beginning at midnight, drew 7.39
million viewers, establishing a new record.