The Super Bowl LVII on Sunday generated an average of 113 million total viewers, the highest-ranking Super Bowl in six years. The numbers include both digital viewing and Nielsen's outside of home viewing.
The Chiefs defeated the Eagles 38-35 on Fox and were also streamed on the Fox Now and the Fox Sports app. Fox reports that 182.6 million viewers watched all or part of Super Bowl LVII on Fox and Fox Deportes, and also earned a 40.0/77 household rating/share.
Rihanna's Apple Music Halftime Show, a performance that saw the pregnant singer finish her recital from a clear platform suspended high above the State Farm Stadium field in Glendale, Arizona, drew even more attention, with 118.7 million viewers. It's good enough for the second-highest halftime show since Katy Perry's performance in 2015.
Super Bowl LVII was the most-streamed Super Bowl in history, according to Fox, as well as the Fox Now app. All of these numbers are from Adobe Analytics and are distributed across FoxSports.com, the Fox Sports App, and many NFL digital properties.
Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs' quarterback, was named the game's MVP after leading his team to a come-from-behind victory. Along with Kansas City adding a defensive touchdown and Kadarius Toney adding a 65-yard punt return, Mahomes didn't need to do any more.
Jalen Hurts, a quarterback, threw for 304 yards, a new Super Bowl record (for a quarterback; he tied running back Terrell Davis) and three rushing touchdowns for the Chiefs. Mahomes was not sacked in the game.
With just seconds left, Kansas City kicker Harrison Butker scored the game-winning 27-yard field goal. In the first half, Butker scored a longer, but very maneuverable, field goal.
The Super Bowl of last year attracted 112.3 million viewers on multiple platforms, the largest audience in five years. According to Nielsen, the big game, a big win for the Los Angeles Rams, received 101 million total viewers on NBC alone, scoring the go-ahead touchdown with less than two minutes to play.
The 2022 halftime show, which included Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and surprise guest 50 Cent, drew 103.4 million people. It was the last sponsored by Pepsi.
The 2021 Super Bowl received *nearly* 99.7 million overall viewers (about 95.6 million from broadcast television alone), the lowest total since 2007. CBS had the rights to that sloppy blowout, which included Tom Brady's 31-9 takedown of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The most-watched Super Bowl — and telecast, for that matter — ever was 2015's Super Bowl XLIX on NBC, which averaged 114.4 million total viewers. Brady's New England Patriots beat the defending champion Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in dramatic fashion when Russell Wilson threw an interception in the final minute from his opponent's one-yard line.