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Super Bowl XLV most watched program in U.S. broadcast history

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According to preliminary results from ratings giant, The Nielsen Company, Sunday night’s broadcast of Super Bowl XLV on FOX was the most watched television show ever in the United States.

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Previous record prior to MASH was the last episode of The Fugitive.
If you're talking about 'Share' the top 5 are:

42nd Academy Awards - 78%
M*A*S*H series finale: "Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen" - 77%
Dallas episode: "Who Done It?" aka "Who shot J.R.?" - - 76%
Super Bowl XIII (Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Dallas Cowboys) - 74%
Super Bowl VI (Dallas Cowboys vs. Miami Dolphins) - 74%

down in the list:

The Ed Sullivan Show: The Beatles' first appearance - 60%
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