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Last Sunday was considered by some to be the most important game of the year for professional sports: Super Bowl XLIV. Odds are that you probably saw the Colts vs. Saints battle, as this year’s game became the most-watched television broadcast of all time. As Super Bowl games are known for their grand scale, let’s look back at some figures and records about the big game:

Number of television viewers of Super Bowl XLIV: 106.5 million

Number of Super Bowl games that have gone into overtime: 0

Largest margin of victory between the two competing teams: 45 points

Average price of a 30-second ad: $2.65 million

Longest time for a team to score the first points of a game: 57 minutes, 53 seconds

Number of Super Bowl wins by the Pittsburgh Steelers: 6

Sources: www.tvbythenumbers.com, www.huffingtonpost.com, en.wikipedia.org