Super Bowl LVII averages audience of 113 million viewers, is most-watched program in six years
The Kansas City Chiefs’ 38–35 last-second victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII, one of the highest scoring games in Super Bowl history, also drew massive crowds.
In accordance with FOX SportsSuper Bowl LVII averaged 113 million viewers, making Kansas City’s win the third most watched TV show of all time and the best Super Bowl audience since the New England Patriots’ historic Super Bowl LI victory in 2017.
Final viewership data will be available on Tuesday.
The audience for the Chiefs-Eagles game at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona grew slightly from Super Bowl LVI between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals, which averaged 112.3 million viewers.
More viewers came to watch Rihanna perform at the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show, which FOX averaged 118.7 million viewers across television and digital platforms. Rihanna’s return to the stage was the second most watched Super Bowl halftime performance on record and the most watched Super Bowl halftime show since Katy Perry (and Left Shark) performed in 2015 (also in Glendale).
According to the network, 182.6 million viewers watched all or part of Super Bowl LVII on FOX and FOX Deportes. To no one’s surprise, Kansas City and Philadelphia led all local markets in terms of pageviews, with ratings of 52.0/87 and 46.3/77, respectively.
Super Bowl LVII was also the most watched Super Bowl in history, according to FOX, with 7 million streams, up 18% from last year, and the most watched Super Bowl game in Spanish-language cable television history (951,000 viewers on FOX). deportations).
Despite Super Bowl LVII’s big numbers, they still didn’t come close to Super Bowl XLIX in 2015, when a record 114.4 million average viewers watched Malcolm Butler and the Patriots smash the Seattle Seahawks at the goal line.
Given the historic nature of Sunday’s clash between Kansas City and Philadelphia – Patrick Mahomes became the first player in this century to win an MVP and a Super Bowl in the same season, and Jalen Hurts is racing for three touchdowns, a Super Bowl record for a QB – – quite fitting, that Super Bowl LVII saw near-historic crowds.