Super Bowl XLVII

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Super Bowl XLVII
1234 Total
BAL 71476 34
SF 33178 31
DateFebruary 3, 2013 (2013-02-03)
StadiumMercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
MVPJoe Flacco
Favorite49ers by 4[1]
RefereeJerome Boger[2]
Attendance71,024[3]
Ceremonies
National anthemAlicia Keys
Coin tossLarry Allen, Cris Carter, Curley Culp, Warren Sapp, Bill Parcells, Jonathan Ogden, Dave Robinson
Halftime showBeyoncé featuring Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams
TV in the United States
NetworkCBS
AnnouncersJim Nantz (play-by-play)
Phil Simms (analyst)
Steve Tasker, Solomon Wilcots (reporters)
Nielsen ratings46.3 (national)[4]
59.6 (Baltimore)[5]
57.1 (New Orleans)[5]
49.0 (San Francisco)[5]
US viewership: 108.69 million est. avg., 164.1 milllion est. total
Market share69 (national)[4]
Cost of 30-second commercial$4 million[6]

Super Bowl XLVII (meaning Super Bowl 47 in Roman numerals) was a Super Bowl game in which the Baltimore Ravens, winners of the National Football Conference (NFC) for the 2012 season, beat the San Francisco 49ers, winners of the American Football Conference (AFC) for the 2012 season, 34–31 to become winners of National Football League (NFL) for the 2012 season.

The game was played on February 3, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The win gave the Ravens their second Super Bowl title and their first since the 2000 NFL season at Super Bowl XXXV. Joe Flacco was named the Super Bowl MVP.[7]

The game was also nicknamed the Harbaugh Bowl, HarBowl and Brother Bowl because it was the first Super Bowl that featured two brothers as opposing head coaches with both Baltimore's John Harbaugh and San Francisco's Jim Harbaugh facing each other.[8]

The game also marked Ray Lewis' last NFL game after he said that he was going to retire from professional football at the end of the 2012 season.[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. Chase, Chris (January 20, 2013). "San Francisco 49ers favored over Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII". Sports. USA Today. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  2. Austro, Ben (January 14, 2013). "McAulay, Leavy head conference titles". FootballZebras.com. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  3. McLaughlin, Erin (February 3, 2013). "Super Bowl XLVII Live: Score, Commercials and More". ABC News. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Morabito, Andrea (February 4, 2013). "Super Bowl Viewership Down for First Time Since 2005". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Super Bowl Ratings: Baltimore Market Has Big Increase Over Ravens' 2001 Win". Sports Media Watch. February 4, 2013. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  6. CBS Q4 Profits Soar on Streaming Deals (Updated). The Wrap. Retrieved February 15, 2012.
  7. "Joe Flacco wins Super Bowl MVP, ready to hit jackpot". NFL. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  8. "Ravens dominate Pats, set up 'Harbaugh Bowl'". NBC Sports. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  9. "Ray Lewis to retire after Baltimore Ravens' season". NFL. Retrieved January 2, 2013.