Posted February 03, 2014

A record 111.5 million people viewed Super Bowl

NFL
The Seahawks blowout over the Broncos was seen by a record 111.5 million viewers. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The Seahawks’ blowout over the Broncos was seen by a record 111.5 million viewers. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Last night’s 43-8 victory by the Seattle Seahawks over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII was the most watched television program in U.S. history, seen by 111.5 million viewers, despite the game being well in hand by halftime, the Associated Press reports.

The Super Bowl telecast has set the viewership mark in four of the past five years.

According to Nielsen, the Seahawks’ win surpassed the 111.3 million viewers who watched the Super Bowl XLVI between the New York Giants and New England Patriots.

“Big-event television is a great way for people to have a communal event, to talk about it socially and to talk about it as a group,” said Bill Wanger, executive vice president for programming and research at Fox Sports. “You see that in the Super Bowl numbers of the past four or five years. They’ve just gone up to a different level.”

KING: Anatomy of a Super Bowl rout

The game also set another record with fans betting a record $119.4 million at Nevada casinos on the Super Bowl.


5 comments
swille
swille

Seattle played a good play making game. Was great to see them play without bullying, fighting and sneaking in illegal hits  to hurt players as some teams engage in. A honest good team in the NFL abounds. Unbelievable!  An actual football game of skill and players making plays instead of bullying or sneaking in illegal hits  or players getting angry and fighting and grabbing face masks and horse collaring.  A real game of skill of the game. Shocking and refreshing.

big55ed
big55ed

I always thought Sunday night television was bad, but...

UnishowponyWherebeef
UnishowponyWherebeef

News Flash:


Despite selling less hamburgers, McDonalds Corp made MORE MONEY in 2013 than in 1976! Economists are amazed at this statistic. A grumbling Hamburglar was heard to be mumbling something about inflation...



riley8
riley8

How many of those 111.5 million were watching outside of Seattle in the 4th Quarter?  

okayokay
okayokay

@riley8 Don't know that considering the state only has about 7 million people.