Wednesday November 29, 2023

What Is The Most Watched Super Bowl of All Time?

  • Between 2010 and 2018, the Super Bowl consistently garnered more than 100 million viewers.
  • The current record belongs to Super Bowl LVII in 2023.
Patrick Mahomes hoists his second Super Bowl trophy.
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The NFL is the most highly viewed sport in the U.S. — and the Super Bowl, often the most popular event on television, is its crown jewel.

Between 2010 and 2018, the Super Bowl consistently garnered more than 100 million viewers.

The current record belongs to the 2023 event, in Super Bowl LVII as Patrick Mahomes led the Kansas City Chiefs past the Philadelphia Eagles in the battle of the first-ever matchup between Black starting quarterbacks. It was Mahomes’ second Super Bowl title.

The Eagles and the Chiefs were predicted to set a new record, experts have told Front Office Sports. The experts were nearly right, as the Super Bowl fell just short of the record in the initial count.

Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints became the first game to cross the 100 million viewer bar in 2010. The Saints’ 31-17 upset the Colts to earn the franchise’s first Super Bowl title for the historically downtrodden organization.

Top Ten

1. Super Bowl LVII, February 12, 2023, FOX, 115,100,000
Kansas City 38, Philadelphia 35

2. Super Bowl XLIX, February 1, 2015, NBC, 114,442,000
New England 28, Seattle 24

3. Super Bowl LVII, February 12, 2023, FOX, 113,055,000
Kansas City 38, Philadelphia 35

4. Super Bowl XLVIII, February 2, 2014, FOX, 112,752,000
Seattle 43, Denver 8

5. Super Bowl 50, February 7, 2016, CBS, 111,864,000
Denver 24, Carolina 10

6. Super Bowl XLVI, February 5, 2012, NBC, 111,346,000
New York Giants 21, New England 17

7. Super Bowl LI, February 5, 2017, FOX, 111,319,000
New England, 34, Atlanta 28

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8. Super Bowl XLV, February 6, 2011, FOX, 111,041,000
Green Bay 31, Pittsburgh 25

9. Super Bowl XLVII, February 3, 2013, CBS, 108,693,000
Baltimore 34, San Francisco 31

10. Super Bowl XLIV, February 7, 2010, FOX, 106,476,000 
New Orleans 31, Indianapolis 17

Watched at least six minutes of the broadcast from Nielsen.

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