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Madonna Super Bowl Show Scores Higher Rating Than Game Itself

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Debate may rage about Madonna‘s “Queen of Pop” status, however the ratings of her Super Bowl half-time show last night make one thing certain: she remains a commercial force.

Full story after the jump…

The 53 year old will no doubt be shaking off the mixed reaction the performance was met with, after it was today revealed that her hit-heavy set earned a whopping 48.3 million rating.

An impressive feat in itself, the figure is perhaps most significant in that it reveals that the singer’s 12-minute showcase generated a higher rating than the actual game. Indeed, conversely, the New York Giants’ win was watched (on average) by 47.8 million.

Of course, it’s arguable that the high figure is more indicative on interest in the game than in the Material Girl. Whatever the case, numbers speak for themselves. And loudly at that.

Congrats to Maggie. Let’s see if her new album ‘MDNA’ is given a golden rub by this when it arrives on March 26th. Time will tell, ay?

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    February 6, 2012 at 3:17 pm
    RiRi4Ever says:
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    Lady Gaga should die from …lupus !!!! :D

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    February 6, 2012 at 3:17 pm
    SG says:
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    Over 100 million people watched the Super Bowl, on average.

    I doubt 40-something million people is a correct figure, you guys should probably do some fact-checking here.

    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/02/06/eli-eli-eli-super-bowl-xlvi-is-most-watched-television-show-in-u-s-history/118826/

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    February 6, 2012 at 3:17 pm
    bey is legend says:
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    i think the album will perform handsomely but this single doesn’t seem to be faring any better than it was before the performance or maybe it’s just my end of the pond?

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    February 6, 2012 at 3:19 pm
    Jbvanilla says:
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    that’s because the gays didn’t turn the TV on until her show…. we had better things to do…..lol….

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    February 6, 2012 at 3:19 pm
    Lady Gaga Is Pouting Because Her Next Tour Will Flop Harder Than Bionic Album says:
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    Madonna- The greatest performer on Earth; deal with it Gaga and her little donkeys!

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    February 6, 2012 at 3:19 pm
    NANA YAW says:
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    Haha Michael Jackson in 1993 had 125 million viewers in America alone. Also more than the game itself.

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    February 6, 2012 at 3:22 pm
    Queen of Pop Slayed Last Night says:
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    Madonna US iTunes Album

    MDNA=#1 Celebration=#3 Celebration Deluxe=#34 Like A Prayer=#123 Madonna=#143 Like A Virgin=#144 Ray of Light=#175 True Blue=#194

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    February 6, 2012 at 3:25 pm
    Riri Is The Princess of Pop says:
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    Madonna’s Super Bowl rating is higher than 10 yo of Beyonce’s career !

    :(

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    February 6, 2012 at 3:27 pm
    MadonnaLover says:
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    As it should have been.

    Brilliant performance executed perfectly. I love my queen, forever.

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    February 6, 2012 at 3:29 pm
    D.Scott says:
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    lol at JBVANILLA’s comment

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    February 6, 2012 at 3:32 pm
    Jaiyah says:
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    Luv ya Madonna & thx for having the Southern University Dancing Dolls to be your back up dancers for gimme all luv. Madonna Rocks!

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    February 6, 2012 at 3:32 pm
    TheMan4u says:
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    that doesn’t mean more people tuned in for her performance, the game was over 3 hours and viewership fell off at the end so that brought the average down whereas the halftime show was just 12 minutes when viewership was still high

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    February 6, 2012 at 3:35 pm
    Word says:
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    Why is Gaga being brought up???
    Seriously . Grow up , Gaga is still snatching wigs, and grammy nominations, until your fav is in the same seat, take one.
    If MDNA sells well, then praise, until then be worried. Majority of those views are from those who were already watching the Super Bowl , plus GAYS who dont watch football who just wanted to tune in. TRUTH.

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    February 6, 2012 at 3:36 pm
    Jaiyah says:
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    Luv ya Madonna & thanks for letting the Southern University Dancing Dolls to be your backup dancers for gimme all your luv. Madge rocks!

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    February 6, 2012 at 3:39 pm
    AmbeRussell says:
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    i am surprised it didnt go down, BUT ur figures are way off. madonna’s time was higher than the 1st half of the game n the game on avarage, but the last 2 hrs saw a major spike in views, so yes her time slot had more than the average viewage of the superbowl it self as a whole, but after half time, the ratings went up A LOT
    O N WHY IS BEYONCE OR GAGA’S NAME EBVEN BROUGHT UP? THAT IS HOW U DUMBASSES START THESE SILLY LIL STAN WARS N GO BACK N FOURTH WITH SOME1 OVER THE WEB THA U WILL PROBALLY NEVER MEET. DAMN YA GOT SOME ISSUES FOR REALL. N IF U DONT LIKE BEYONCE OR GAGA OR MADONNA SO MUCH, WHY BRING THEM UP? IF THEY WERE FLOPPING, THEIR MATERIAL WOULD SPEAK 4 ITSELF N NO1 WOULD GO TO THAT POST. N IF THEY ARE SOOO WASHED UP, WHY U KEEP THEM IN YOUR MOUTH LIKE JANET OR MADONNA OR LIL KIM ETC.
    AMBERUSSELL ON YOUTUBE
    http://www.youtube.com/user/AmbeRussell?feature=mhee

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    February 6, 2012 at 3:40 pm
    UM NO says:
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    Still not 125 million viewers, which is what MJ had in 1993

    Besides, it was PRINCE who gave the best half-time performance. Sorry Madonna.

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      December 27, 2012 at 3:23 am
      marc says:
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      Check your numbers…Michael Jackson’s Super Bowl performance was watched by 78mil people…If 125 had watched, it would be in the record books…And is not! Bruce Springsteen has higher numbers at 90 mil..Check your facts!

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    February 6, 2012 at 3:40 pm
    ThatBoyLuke says:
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    There is no debating Madonna’s status as Queen of Pop, she’s the biggest selling female artist ever, the biggest solo touring artist ever and NO other female has made the impact she has on pop culture or music or breaking barriers for females in music.

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    February 6, 2012 at 3:41 pm
    bey is legend says:
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    oh please Gaga is fair play in a Madonna post, the real question is why is Beyonce beig brought up? lol, *thumbs up* well done to that rhitard :D

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    February 6, 2012 at 3:47 pm
    NANA YAW says:
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    Michael Jackson had the best super bowl

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    February 6, 2012 at 3:49 pm
    Riri Is The Princess of Pop says:
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    Madonna’s halftime show was the most watched halftime show EVER for a female artist. omfg

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    February 6, 2012 at 3:51 pm
    I'm laughing so hard till I fart on Gaga cover CD album says:
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    I FEEL BAD FOR CACA LITTLE MONSTERS.

    …N O T !!!! :)

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    February 6, 2012 at 3:54 pm
    Katy Perrilicious says:
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    TODAY I DECLARE: GAGA’S FANS POUTING DAY 2012 !!!!!!!

    Ha Ha Ha

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    February 6, 2012 at 3:57 pm
    Kingnoah3000 says:
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    2004 Janet Jackson 89.9 million
    2012 Madonna 48.3 million

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    February 6, 2012 at 3:58 pm
    ♛ pop royalty ♛ ( iMusic ) says:
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    she’s slaying them basic hoes with no mercy.

    expected.

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    February 6, 2012 at 4:01 pm
    MRDIVABITCH says:
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    Old lipsynching b****
    Copying Kylie Minogue’s Aphrodite tour swag for her performance
    b****, please, have some dignity and retire already

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    February 6, 2012 at 4:01 pm
    Kingnoah3000 says:
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    Janet 2004 scored 89.8 mill viewers

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    February 6, 2012 at 4:03 pm
    2012 says:
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    Janet Jackson 89.8 mill

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    February 6, 2012 at 4:05 pm
    Kingnoah3000 says:
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    Mj and prince>>>Maggot

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    February 6, 2012 at 4:07 pm
    bey is legend says:
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    @pop

    hey brah wag1. ive been wanting to ask u, whats ur fav Madonna song, mine is take a bow which is funny cus im not necessarily a ballad person. My fav Whitney Houston, Beyonce (EOT), MJ songs are all uptempos and they are all better vocalists than Madonna but her tone resonates with me. it only got better when she trained for Evita. Frozen is another fav of mine by her

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    February 6, 2012 at 4:08 pm
    Hhahahahaah says:
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    Janet fan lied and pressed again.

    HALFTIME SHOW FEATURING MADONNA IS MOST-WATCHED EVER: The halftime performance by Madonna

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    February 6, 2012 at 4:14 pm
    Sam Are Stupid Blunt Mistake says:
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    48 .3 ratings not… million viewers. Janet fans moron, too

    Stupid Sam!!!!

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    February 6, 2012 at 4:16 pm
    Sam Are Stupid Blunt Mistake says:
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    The article says Madonna’s show brought in a 48.3 number (of ratings) !!!!!

    Cant you read????

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    February 6, 2012 at 4:31 pm
    Read the Source Carefully, Janet Fans says:
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    48.3 ———-> is Madge’s ratings..not audience. DUH !!!!!!!!!

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    February 6, 2012 at 4:31 pm
    YOOSONDALOOSE says:
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    OWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! Go Madonna!

  35. |
    February 6, 2012 at 4:39 pm
    ANNE says:
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    CO-SIGN THATBOYLUKE!

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    February 6, 2012 at 4:40 pm
    Josh says:
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    lipsynching is not hot.

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    February 6, 2012 at 4:41 pm
    Lisla says:
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    Nielsen (NFL) just confirmed that Madonna’s halftime show is the most-watched in TV history

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    February 6, 2012 at 4:45 pm
    Anne says:
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    “Madonna has some bragging rights, too. Her halftime show was seen by an estimated 114 million people — a higher average than the game itself — and was the most-watched Super Bowl halftime entertainment show on record.” The Nielsen Co.

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    February 6, 2012 at 4:45 pm
    Aishaaguilerakeys says:
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    All hail the Queen! And this time, no one can accuse her of whatever fishy deal ( à la clearstream) that was made. Those peeps watched the show for Madge, Sam, give props where they r due!

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    February 6, 2012 at 4:46 pm
    Anne says:
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    SAM needs to correct this post.

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    February 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm
    Bey is legend says:
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    Where’s pop poofed to? Lol

    Would it be reaching if i said it was also the most promoted superbowl performance in recent history? Yeah, ok i digress

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    February 6, 2012 at 5:08 pm
    Paige says:
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    how can you say Gaga should die of lupus. What a ignorant b****! I would never wish death on anyone even people I hate.

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    February 6, 2012 at 5:16 pm
    :l says:
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    yal acting like it,s a suprise it was the legendary queen of pop madge,and new comer nicki minaj and mia.

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    February 6, 2012 at 5:54 pm
    YOOSONDALOOSE says:
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    Just when I thought she would flop… she bringssssss itttttttttt!

  45. |
    February 6, 2012 at 6:02 pm
    Yesss says:
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    She looks like the Devil’s Wife!

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    February 6, 2012 at 6:38 pm
    Yesss says:
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    Rihanna looks like the Devil’s 2nd Wife! So She and Madonna are Married to the Same DEMON!

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    February 6, 2012 at 6:42 pm
    RHI RHI IS QUEEN says:
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    MADONNA SLAYED

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    February 6, 2012 at 6:43 pm
    Small_angel says:
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    The highest Superbowl Rating ever was last years’ games getting 111M viewers.. where did some of you get the 123M for MJ? What a lier!

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    February 6, 2012 at 7:46 pm
    Jay says:
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    RE: WORD…gays can’t watch football and be excited for Madonna? all Madonna fans aren’t gay either. Some of you GaGa and Janet stans are pathetic. FACT…MADONNA SLAYED. Fact she lipped most of it but so do all your favs at the Superbowl including MJ and Janet. Fact Madge is also older than MJ was in 1993 or Janet in 2003 at the Superbowl and to me she slayed both performances. Like it or not Madonna still sells out tour and people pay big money to see her. GaGa might sell more physical copies of BTW than MDNA but more people across the globe will go pay $ to see an artist that still rules the world 30 years in the game….now that defines a true legend. Until GaGa is still rocking the stage and looking or dancing half as good as Her Madgesty in 2030 STFU

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    February 6, 2012 at 8:02 pm
    Onyx says:
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    My Queen how much i love this woman.

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    February 6, 2012 at 8:40 pm
    LAX says:
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    Riri Is The Princess of Pop

    February 6, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Madonna’s Super Bowl rating is higher than 10 yo of Beyonce’s career !

    WHY ARE YOU SO PRESS ABOUT BEYONCE THAT EVERY MIN YOU HAVE TO THINK ABOUT HEr…..

    h** GET A LIFE

    Your Right Madoona super bowl rating is higher than rihanna career h**

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    [...] showings, it is still Queen of Pop Madonna‘s 2012 showing that reigns supreme with its whopping 112 million viewers.  [...]

  53. |
    May 6, 2013 at 5:08 pm
    Suicide Blonde says:
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    ctrl Her eyes are beautiful n

  54. |
    May 6, 2013 at 5:12 pm
    Suicide Blonde says:
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    [b]So beautiful[/b]

  55. |
    May 6, 2013 at 5:13 pm
    Suicide Blonde says:
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    [b] So beautiful [/b]

  56. |
    May 6, 2013 at 5:14 pm
    Suicide Blonde says:
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    [b] So beautiful [/b] [b] She’s gorgeous.

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    May 6, 2013 at 5:16 pm
    Suicide Blonde says:
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    She’s the Queen

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    May 6, 2013 at 5:17 pm
    Suicide Blonde says:
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    She’s awesome

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