By James Hibberd
Updated February 07, 2011 at 03:09 PM EST


Super Bowl XLV was the most-watched telecast in TV history, delivering 111 million viewers.

For the fourth year in a row, the big game broke viewership records, climbing 5 percent from last year’s previous high. (Glee ratings are in; see them here). By comparison, the season finale of MASH drew 106. million.

The Super Bowl audience has climbed every year since 2005, peaking last year at 106 million viewers and a 38.6 adults 18-49 rating. Last night’s 47.9 metered market household rating — which gives you a sense of the percentage of viewers that tuned in — is 3 percent higher than last year’s overnight number. Updates to come, refresh for latest…

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