Super Bowl XLV

2011 edition of the Super Bowl

Super Bowl XLV was an American football game between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Pittsburgh Steelers and the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Green Bay Packers to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 2010 season. The Packers defeated the Steelers by the score of 31–25. The game was played on February 6, 2011, at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the first time the Super Bowl was played in the Dallas–Fort Worth area.

Super Bowl XLV
1234 Total
PIT 01078 25
GB 147010 31
DateFebruary 6, 2011
StadiumCowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas
MVPAaron Rodgers, quarterback
FavoritePackers by 3[1][2]
RefereeWalt Anderson
Attendance
  • Total: 103,219[3]
  • Paid: 91,060[3]
Current/Future Hall of Famers
Steelers: Dan Rooney (owner/administrator), Dick LeBeau‡ (assistant coach), Bill Nunn (scout), Troy Polamalu
Packers: Kevin Greene‡ (assistant coach), Charles Woodson
‡ elected as a player.
Ceremonies
National anthemChristina Aguilera
Coin tossDeion Sanders, representing the 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame class
Halftime showThe Black Eyed Peas, Usher and Slash
TV in the United States
NetworkFox
AnnouncersJoe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver, Chris Myers and Mike Pereira
Nielsen ratings46.0 (national)[4]
59.7 (Pittsburgh)
59.7 (Milwaukee)
US viewership: 111 million est. avg., 162.9 million est. total[4]
Market share69 (national)
87 (Pittsburgh)
85 (Milwaukee)
Cost of 30-second commercial$3 million
Radio in the United States
NetworkWestwood One
AnnouncersKevin Harlan (play-by-play)
Boomer Esiason (analyst)
James Lofton and Mark Malone (sideline reporters)

SourcesEdit

  1. DiNitto, Marcus (January 25, 2015). "Super Bowl Betting History – Underdogs on Recent Roll". Sporting News. Archived from the original on February 4, 2015. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
  2. "Super Bowl History". Vegas Insider. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Super Bowl XLV Game Summary" (PDF). National Football League. February 10, 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2016. Retrieved May 13, 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Seidman, Robert (February 7, 2011). "Super Bowl XLV Breaks Viewing Record, Averages 111 Million Viewers". tvbythenumbers.com. Archived from the original on February 10, 2011.