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2012 Super Bowl TV Ratings: Ratings Down, Madonna Outdraws Game

Maybe America wasn't salivating for a rematch between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants after all? According to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal, the television ratings for the 2012 Super Bowl were actually slightly down from last year's broadcast.

Maybe more surprisingly, was that Madonna's halftime show beat out the ratings for the game itself by a slight margin as well.

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