02/04/2014 03:12 EST | Updated 04/06/2014 05:59 EDT

Super Bowl gives boost to Fox's comedy 'New Girl'

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Television's biggest event keeps getting bigger.

This year's Super Bowl between Seattle and Denver was the most-watched TV event in U.S. history, with an audience even larger than the Nielsen company originally thought. Nielsen said Tuesday the game was seen by 112.2 million viewers, or 700,000 more than it had initially estimated the previous day.

Fox's comedy "New Girl," featuring a guest appearance by Prince, reached 26.3 million people in the coveted time slot after the game.