Super Bowl gets 111.9 viewers, down from last year

Beyonc, Coldplay singer Chris Martin and Bruno Mars perform during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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NEW YORK (AP) Denver's victory over Carolina in the Super Bowl reached an average of 111.9 million viewers, a number down from the last two years.

Still, it represents the third most-watched television event in U.S. history. The Super Bowl had set viewership records for six of the past seven years.

The Nielsen company said Monday the event was live-streamed by just under 4 million additional people, setting records in the digital space.

Last year's game between New England and Seattle, which went down to the wire, remains the most-watched Super Bowl ever with 114.4 million viewers.