Super Bowl XLVI

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1234 Total
NYG 9066 21
NE 01070 17
DateFebruary 5, 2012 (2012-02-05)
StadiumLucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
MVPEli Manning,[1] Quarterback
FavoritePatriots by 2½
RefereeJohn Parry
National anthemKelly Clarkson
Coin tossJohn Parry
Halftime showMadonna featuring LMFAO, M.I.A., Nicki Minaj and Cee Lo Green
TV in the United States
AnnouncersAl Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
Nielsen ratings47.0 (national)[3]
56.7 (Boston)
56.4 (Indianapolis)
49.7 (New York)[4]
US viewership: 111.3 million est. avg., 166.8 million est. total[4]
Market share71 (national)[5]
Cost of 30-second commercial$3.5 million[6][7]

Super Bowl XLVI (Super Bowl 46) was an American football game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion New York Giants and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 2011 season. The Giants defeated the Patriots by the score of 21–17.[8][9] The game was played on February 5, 2012, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the first time that the Super Bowl was played in the state of Indiana.

This Super Bowl is a rematch of Super Bowl XLII, which was also won by New York 17-14 and when they stopped the Patriots perfect season. This time, the Patriots entered the Super Bowl with a regular season 13-3 record, yet they were still the top seed and the New York Giants were the 4th seed.

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  1. "Eli Manning wins 2nd Super Bowl MVP award". The Wall Street Journal. Associated Press. February 5, 2012. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  2. "New York Giants – New England Patriots Box Scores, Game Results & Summary". USA Today. February 5, 2012. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  3. McCarthy, Michael (February 6, 2012). "NBC: Super Bowl XLVI draws overnight TV rating of 47.8". Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Deitsch, Richard (February 6, 2012). "Super Bowl XLVI sets viewership records". Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  5. Webb Mitovich, Matt. "Ratings: Super Bowl XLVI Is Most-Watched TV Program Ever, With 111.3 Million Viewers". TVLine. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  6. Smith, Aaron. "NBC's Super Bowl ads sell out at record prices". CNN Money. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
  7. "Super Bowl ads cost average of $3.5M". ESPN. February 5, 2012. Retrieved February 5, 2012.
  8. "Live Coverage: Super Bowl XLVI". The New York Times. February 5, 2012. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  9. "Eli Manning, Giants thwart Pats again to cap magical run with 4th Super Bowl title". ESPN. February 5, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012.