As expected, Sunday's Super Bowl broke the old record by over two million viewers - set by last year's Super Bowl.
Viewing peaked between 8:45pm - 9:00pm at over 120 million. 118 million stuck around to watch Katie Perry and the halftime show.
During what surely turned into a sleepless night for Carroll, he was asked if the bitter last minute loss was the worst of his career, and replied that it was one of the two worst -- the other, of course, being the BCS loss to Vince Young and Texas in 2006 - watched by 35.6 million fans.
That means that the two most soul-crushing losses in Carroll's career are now the most watched college and NFL football games of the modern era.
So at least he has that going for him.