02 May, 2023
According to Nielsen figures published on Tuesday, Super Bowl LVII had the highest Super Bowl viewing numbers ever.
According to the firm, 115.1 million people watched the epic drama between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs on FOX Sports in February. The Los Angeles Rams’ victory against the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI resulted in a 2% increase in viewers. There were 112.3 million viewers for the game.
The Super Bowl preceding this one was the most watched; in it, the New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks in the last seconds due to a Malcolm Butler interception of Russell Wilson in the end zone, a play that generated considerable discussion for the next few months.
“Today, Nielsen restated the viewership for FOX Sports’ presentation of Super Bowl LVII as 115.1 million viewers – the most-watched Super Bowl in history,” FOX Sports said in a tweet.
“This revision is the product of a thorough review by Nielsen that revealed irregularities in the encoding that enables Nielsen’s measurement of TV viewing as well as issues with the out-of-home measurement of Super Bowl LVII.”
By defeating the Eagles 38–35, the Chiefs won their third Super Bowl in team history. On a sore ankle, Patrick Mahomes helped Kansas City win the game by outscoring Philadelphia 24–11 in the second half.
Mahomes completed 21 of 27 throws for 182 yards and three touchdowns. He received his second MVP award for the Super Bowl.