The average audience for Super Bowl XLVIII increased to 112.2 million viewers, up from 111.5 million reported the day before, according to final Nielsen numbers released Tuesday.

The old number was already record-breaking for viewers watching the Seattle Seahawks' dominant 43-8 win over the Denver Broncos 43-8. It was the most watched of any television program in U.S. history.

The household rating now stands at 46.7, up from a 46.4 based on fast nationals issued Monday.

Super Bowl XLVIII now ranks alone as seventh highest-rated Super Bowl ever. At 46.4, it had been tied for seventh best. The 69 share reported Monday is unchanged.

It is not uncommon for the final national figures to deviate from the fast national by roughly 1 percent. In most cases, the difference is insignificant, but with an audience the size of the Super Bowl, the adjustment can result with the ratings and audience being altered.

The game surpassed the previous mark of 111.3 million set by a much more closely contested Super Bowl XLVI (New York Giants-New England Patriots) on NBC.

The game is also now the most-watched program ever on Fox, breaking the 111.0 million viewer mark the network set for Super Bowl XLV (Green Bay Packers-Pittsburgh Steelers). Three of the last four Super Bowls set average viewership records.