The exact numbers are still being tallied, but Sunday's rain-drenched Super Bowl XLI is shaping up to be the highest-rated since 2000, when St. Louis took on Tennessee. (Sample approximate head count: 88.5 million were tuned in at 7 pm/ET.)

UPDATE: CBS touts XLI as "the second most-watched Super Bowl of all time, averaging 93.15 million viewers... and the third most-watched program in television history, behind the series finale of M*A*S*H and Super Bowl XXX."

Lead-out Criminal Minds, in turn, enjoyed its "highest-ever numbers in metered markets" - with, for example, about 26 million tuned in at the midway mark - though the CBS drama was down roughly 33 percent versus Grey's Anatomy's famous year-ago post-Super Bowl audience.

UPDATE: CBS says Criminal Minds (26.23 million) as well as its own lead-out, The Late Late Show (5.15 mil), hit all-time highs.

Lastly, an aside: So, come February 2015, the Super Bowl logo will be an ugly "IL"? (Perhaps Chicago can host.) And just an "L" the year after? - MWM