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  1. Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu leaps into the crowd during their Super Bowl victory parade in Pittsburgh on Feb. 3 2009. The Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 in football's Super Bowl XLIII. (Keith Srakocic / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Fans were more than happy to give Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu an alternate form of transportation during the parade, carrying him through the streets. (Keith Srakocic / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Fans began gathering and jockeying for position hours before the parade was scheduled to start. (Gene J. Puskar / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger brought along a video camera to capture every moment of his team's parade through Pittsburgh. (Gregory Shamus / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Pittsburgh wide receiver Hines Ward (right) made sure everyone knew exactly how many Super Bowls the Steelers had won, signalling "six" with his fingers while riding with fullback Carey Davis. (Keith Srakocic / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin became the youngest to ever coach a team to a Super Bowl victory. (Keith Srakocic / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Santonio Holmes was named the MVP of Super Bowl XLIII. (Gregory Shamus / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Thousands of Pittsburgh Steelers fans packed the streets to celebrate with their Super Bowl XLIII team on Feb. 3, 2009. (Gene J. Puskar / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. On top of the cars to get a better view of the crowds, Pittsburgh Steelers players rode through the streets in style. (Keith Srakocic / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward got up-close-and-personal with fans, slapping their hands along the parade route in Pittsburgh. (Keith Srakocic / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. While encouraging fans to get even louder, James Harrison kept a firm grasp on the Vince Lombardi Trophy. (Gregory Shamus / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Making his way through the crowds, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison showed hardware proof his team had beaten the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII. (Keith Srakocic / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Dan Rooney was named the team president in 1975 and became the outright owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1988. (Gregory Shamus / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Some fans had a view from above on Feb. 3, 2009 as the Pittsburgh Steelers passed by on the parade route below. (Gene J. Puskar / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Santonio Holmes of the Pittsburgh Steelers hoists his MVP trophy during his team's Super Bowl victory parade festivities on Feb. 3, 2009. (Gregory Shamus / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. Even the littlest Pittsburgh Steelers fans were on hand for the celebrations, as safety Troy Polamalu carried son Paisios onto the stage at the end of their Super Bowl victory parade in Pittsburgh. (Gene J. Puskar / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. The "Terrible Towels" (like the one displayed by Ryan Clark) have become one of the most recognizable fan symbols. (Gregory Shamus / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (right) tapes the action on stage as Steelers linebacker James Harrison shows off the Vince Lombardi trophy. Ravenstahl changed his name to Steelerstahl when the Steelers and Ravens played each other in the AFC Championship game. (Keith Srakocic / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. Seventy-one-year-old Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau took a moment to share his excitement with the fans during the Super Bowl victory parade in Pittsburgh. (Keith Srakocic / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. Willie Parker acknowleges the crowd during the parade on Feb. 3, 2009 in Pittsburgh. (Gregory Shamus / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. The Boulevard of the Allies in downtown Pittsburgh hosted the Super Bowl XLIII parade festivities. (Gene J. Puskar / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
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updated 2/3/2009 4:49:22 PM ET 2009-02-03T21:49:22

Upon further review, Nielsen Media Research now says that the Arizona-Pittsburgh Super Bowl game was the most-watched in history.

Nielsen said 98.7 million people, on average, were watching Pittsburgh’s exciting 27-23 victory Sunday night. That beats the 97.5 million who watched the 2008 game, which held the record for most popular Super Bowl.

On Monday, Nielsen had reported that this year’s game had 95.4 million viewers — impressive, but not a record-setter.

Nielsen explained the discrepancy of more than 3 million viewers by saying a more complete check of their records revealed additional viewership on some digital tier networks. The company hadn’t been aware that they were showing the game.

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