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Madonna Super Bowl Show Scores Higher Rating Than Game Itself

Published: Monday 6th Feb 2012 by Sam

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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  1. RiRi4Ever February 6, 2012
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    Lady Gaga should die from …lupus !!!! 😀

  2. bey is legend February 6, 2012
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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?

  3. Jbvanilla February 6, 2012
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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….

  4. Lady Gaga Is Pouting Because Her Next Tour Will Flop Harder Than Bionic Album February 6, 2012
    +0

    Madonna- The greatest performer on Earth; deal with it Gaga and her little donkeys!

  5. NANA YAW February 6, 2012
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    Haha Michael Jackson in 1993 had 125 million viewers in America alone. Also more than the game itself.

  6. Queen of Pop Slayed Last Night February 6, 2012
    +0

    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

  7. Riri Is The Princess of Pop February 6, 2012
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    Madonna’s Super Bowl rating is higher than 10 yo of Beyonce’s career !

    🙁

  8. MadonnaLover February 6, 2012
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    As it should have been.

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

  9. D.Scott February 6, 2012
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    lol at JBVANILLA’s comment

  10. Jaiyah February 6, 2012
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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!

  11. TheMan4u February 6, 2012
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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

  12. Word February 6, 2012
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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.

  13. Jaiyah February 6, 2012
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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!

  14. AmbeRussell February 6, 2012
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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

  15. UM NO February 6, 2012
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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.

    • marc December 27, 2012
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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!

  16. ThatBoyLuke February 6, 2012
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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.

  17. bey is legend February 6, 2012
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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 😀

  18. NANA YAW February 6, 2012
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    Michael Jackson had the best super bowl

  19. Riri Is The Princess of Pop February 6, 2012
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    Madonna’s halftime show was the most watched halftime show EVER for a female artist. omfg

  20. I’m laughing so hard till I fart on Gaga cover CD album February 6, 2012
    +0

    I FEEL BAD FOR CACA LITTLE MONSTERS.

    …N O T !!!! 🙂

  21. Katy Perrilicious February 6, 2012
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    TODAY I DECLARE: GAGA’S FANS POUTING DAY 2012 !!!!!!!

    Ha Ha Ha

  22. Kingnoah3000 February 6, 2012
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    2004 Janet Jackson 89.9 million
    2012 Madonna 48.3 million

  23. ♛ pop royalty ♛ ( iMusic ) February 6, 2012
    +0

    she’s slaying them basic h*** with no mercy.

    expected.

  24. MRDIVABITCH February 6, 2012
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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

  25. Kingnoah3000 February 6, 2012
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    Janet 2004 scored 89.8 mill viewers

  26. 2012 February 6, 2012
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    Janet Jackson 89.8 mill

  27. Kingnoah3000 February 6, 2012
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    Mj and prince>>>Maggot

  28. bey is legend February 6, 2012
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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

  29. Hhahahahaah February 6, 2012
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    Janet fan lied and pressed again.

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

  30. Sam Are Stupid Blunt Mistake February 6, 2012
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    48 .3 ratings not… million viewers. Janet fans moron, too

    Stupid Sam!!!!

  31. Sam Are Stupid Blunt Mistake February 6, 2012
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    The article says Madonna’s show brought in a 48.3 number (of ratings) !!!!!

    Cant you read????

  32. Read the Source Carefully, Janet Fans February 6, 2012
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    48.3 ———-> is Madge’s ratings..not audience. DUH !!!!!!!!!

  33. YOOSONDALOOSE February 6, 2012
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    OWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! Go Madonna!

  34. ANNE February 6, 2012
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    CO-SIGN THATBOYLUKE!

  35. Josh February 6, 2012
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    lipsynching is not hot.

  36. Lisla February 6, 2012
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    Nielsen (NFL) just confirmed that Madonna’s halftime show is the most-watched in TV history

  37. Anne February 6, 2012
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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.

  38. Aishaaguilerakeys February 6, 2012
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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!

  39. Anne February 6, 2012
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    SAM needs to correct this post.

  40. Bey is legend February 6, 2012
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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

  41. Paige February 6, 2012
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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.

  42. :l February 6, 2012
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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.

  43. YOOSONDALOOSE February 6, 2012
    +0

    Just when I thought she would flop… she bringssssss itttttttttt!

  44. Yesss February 6, 2012
    +0

    She looks like the Devil’s Wife!

  45. Yesss February 6, 2012
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    Rihanna looks like the Devil’s 2nd Wife! So She and Madonna are Married to the Same DEMON!

  46. RHI RHI IS QUEEN February 6, 2012
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    MADONNA SLAYED

  47. Small_angel February 6, 2012
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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!

  48. Jay February 6, 2012
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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

  49. Onyx February 6, 2012
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    My Queen how much i love this woman.

  50. LAX February 6, 2012
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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**

  51. Suicide Blonde May 6, 2013
    +0

    ctrl Her eyes are beautiful n

  52. Suicide Blonde May 6, 2013
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    [b]So beautiful[/b]

  53. Suicide Blonde May 6, 2013
    +0

    [b] So beautiful [/b]

  54. Suicide Blonde May 6, 2013
    +0

    [b] So beautiful [/b] [b] She’s gorgeous.

  55. Suicide Blonde May 6, 2013
    +0

    She’s the Queen

  56. Suicide Blonde May 6, 2013
    +0

    She’s awesome

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