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Super Bowl Sets TV Viewing Record

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Great matchup, great game, great finish - that's how you produce the most-watched TV program in U.S. history

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Thanks to Pete Carroll, over  over 114 million fans got to participate in the time-honored game of second-guessing coaches, AKA "WTF Were You Thinking????"

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.