The Ratings Are In: Katy Perry’s Super Bowl Halftime Show Becomes Most-Watched…Ever

Published: Monday 2nd Feb 2015 by Sam

Katy Perry‘s Super Bowl Halftime performance may have divided opinion, but it’s achieved a feat that is undeniable.

Details below…

The much-anticipated ratings are in and it’s been revealed that the 13 minute spectacle commanded a whopping audience of 118.5 million.

That’s 3 million+ viewers more than last year’s halftime featuring Bruno Mars (115.3 million), and sees the showing – which featured Missy Elliott and Lenny Kravitz – become the most-watched Super Bowl halftime featuring entertainment ever (dating back to 1991).

It’s vital to add that the actual game, between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, was the most watched Super Bowl (and US TV telecast) ever – attracting total viewership of 114.4 million. Historically, the Halftime show segment peaks slightly higher due to added viewership from those not watching the match. A trend that has occurred year-on-year for the last decade.

Viewed this way, it’s arguable that Katy’s feat is less to do with her and instead due to the bigger number of folk tuning in to the game.

Whatever the case, congrats are in order.

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  1. KatyCat February 2, 2015

    She beat Beyoncé and Madonna kii 😆 No grammys yet she is slaying all these basic pop bishes 😆

    • Al February 2, 2015

      She’s still s*** couldn’t even produce the studio vocals live. Missy stole the show I felt like a plastic bag after Missy went

      • Carlitos February 2, 2015

        Missy did not steal the show. She was on there for less than 2 minutes. Get the f*** out of here.

      • Al February 3, 2015

        She was turd what’s all the plastic ball stuff about YAWN will be the highlight of her career she can’t go round singing I Kissed A Girl when she’s pishing 40 or singing Roar. Missy stole her thunder who’s the one climbing ITunes it’s Missy #RECIEPTS

    • ronnoc February 2, 2015

      Oh please that has nothing to do with her, and everything to do with the teams playing. “Basic pop b******”? She’s the queen of the basics

    • rosy February 2, 2015

      The behives are jumping off a cliff right now

    • Fan February 4, 2015


  2. KenXMaraj February 2, 2015

    She can’t sale albums or sell out a stadium she is still a flop

    • Slayty Perry (Superbowl Queen) February 2, 2015

      Lmao!! Not this coming from a barb!! Teenage Dream outsold Nicki’s short lived career. That silicon flop you stan for can’t sell singles, albums, sell out stadiums or even arenas. The b*tch is utterly useless.

      • LIL’ KIM IS THE G.O.A.T. February 2, 2015

        DRAG IT!!!!! These barfz are delusional!

  3. Charlieyoncé February 2, 2015

    Views really don’t mean anything tbh

    • Carlitos February 2, 2015

      Actually, they do. If thinking that way helps you sleep better, then so be it. Lmao.

      • Charlieyoncé February 3, 2015

        Views aren’t gonna make her performance stellar. They really aren’t. It’s all about the performance and how much work and execution you put in it. Prince, MJ, Beyoncé, Janet, Madonna and maybe Bruno all have memorable performances because of the work they put in, and by work I’m not talking about Disney-themed production s***, I’m talking about the singing, the choreo and the energy. Views, in my opinion, are nothing. Absolute bollocks.

  4. The Beysus Impact February 2, 2015

    Beyonce’s is the most streamed… And it’s not surprising people would want to see how big of a production she’d need to hide her mediocre talent…

    • Legendary_Lover February 2, 2015

      No one cares honey. SLAYty wins 😉

      • The Beysus Impact February 2, 2015


      • FAF February 2, 2015

        TBH all these haters are making excuses she won fair & square with less promo

        and LOL @ the lone LilKum san riding Katy’s coattails

        girl kim never even SEEN the superbowl stage ‘cept behind bars

      • Carlitos February 2, 2015

        Yes! And numbers mean everything, FYI. The actual ratings. You tried, but failed. But you still tried. Bless your heart

  5. Double rainbow February 2, 2015


  6. Gee February 2, 2015

    Sam your back handed compliment was so unnecessary and definitely not needed. Whether you like Katy or not just give congratulations and move on. I’m I the biggest Katy supporter not by any means but I feel she did her job and obviously the rest of the world wanted to see her in action as her halftime performance is in the record books as the most watched ever.

    • Slayty Perry (Superbowl Queen) February 2, 2015

      Samantha is pressed because Katy drew more viewers than Beyonce and that his other fav Flopga will never. Let him seethe and make excuses though.

    • Edna February 2, 2015

      It wasn’t a back hand comment you, dolt. Do you honestly think 115 mil people tuned in to see Katy Perry? If 115 mil people tuned in to see Katy Perry, why is she still struggling to sell 2 mil albums? You do the math. Some of yall have issues with dissecting reality from fiction.

      • KatyCat February 2, 2015

        B**** f*** off not when her tour was the highest grossing by a female and her album is reaching 4 mill ww why cant you clowns just congratulate instead of typing such negative things

      • Edna February 2, 2015

        That’s not being NEGATIVE you C U N T! It’s stating facts.

      • Katycaty February 2, 2015

        Then provide some evidence to back up your claims otherwise stop typing and show your fingers where the sun dont shine

      • Al February 2, 2015

        As if 115M tuned in for Katy Berry yawn best thing was Missy n the tin tiger

      • Carlitos February 2, 2015

        B****, no one even knew that Missy was going to be there until that moment. No was was checking for her…and they still aren’t. She’s only excelling on iTunes because everyone has her CD singles and now they want to replace w/ digital. After the next 5 minutes, she will be back where she was. And I actually love Missy, but don’t you dare discredit Katy, you POS. She deserved it.

  7. Legendary_Lover February 2, 2015

    Queen of pop, tbh!

  8. KatyCat February 2, 2015

    People say Beyoncé had the best Superbowl performance yet the ratings don’t agree with that statement lol at the end of the day numbers don’t lie Katy did her things with out having to resort to dancing like a cheap s*** in a leotard and still managed to come out on top 😆 haters can seethe all they want

    • Tyler February 2, 2015

      Soooo Katy’s SB ratings ONLY topped Beyonce’s???

    • Edna February 2, 2015

      You’re so ignorant. No one cared for the teams that played the year BEYONCE performed that’s why ratings were slightly low. The Patriots VS Seahawks was one of the most anticipated Super Bowls ever! But I wouldn’t expect you “GIRLS” to understand that since the only sport you’re good at is bad mouthing BeyonCe and relentlessly keeping count of her rare shortcomings. Do you honestly believe 115 mil people tuned in to see Katy Perry? Those are MEN! Men don’t listen to KATY PERRY! Nor do they listen to Beyonce or Madonna. During her performance, most guys just talked and discussed the game. Their focus wasn’t some cheesy pop carny. Be real. Use logic. Super Bowl isn’t about the half time show… It’s the GAME!

      • KatyCat February 2, 2015

        Show me your receipts otherwise stfu and save them long ass texts for somebody that actually has a f*** left to give.
        Now kindly exit to the left

      • Tyler February 2, 2015

        Thank you! The Patriots vs. The Seahawks has been one of the most anticipated games in SB HISTORY. You aren’t a sports fan Katy Kat…So I wouldn’t expect you to understand.

      • 123 February 2, 2015

        non of them carried for beyonce either

  9. Ben February 2, 2015

    since it’s getting more famous even outside of the us this is not really a suprise. i doubt that the gp cared too much that she performed

  10. Oh Baby(B****** Will Bow Down And Deal) February 2, 2015

    Okay,this to me seems like there is a gradual increase in viewers per year? Also the fact that this superbowl match was the most watched kinda makes sense she pulled those numbers! With all that said, thank you Katy for an animated, yet very enjoyable and entertaining performance, the highlights for me were Missy and Katy singing firework! She can really sing that song, Firework is to Katy what diamonds is to rihanna.

  11. KeKe February 2, 2015

    I don’t understand why people are hating on Katy she did her thing and slayed just congratulate and move on jeez

  12. Merril Owns February 2, 2015

    It was an ok performance. Without Missy it wouldn’t be this talked about.

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  13. Diamond Princess February 2, 2015

    So I guess you’re just gonna omit the fact that it beat madonna and beyonce too? If Rihanna had performed 2 decades prior you would have still brought up the fact that Katy beat her numbers as well. Talk about biased journalism.

  14. Slay_Hive February 2, 2015

    This only shows that the ratings for the superbowl increases every year. Doesn’t really have much to do with the performer. The same thing was said last year when Bruno performed.

  15. KeKe February 2, 2015

    Lol not Dykesus going around disliking people’s comments because they are praising Katy lol the s*** must be salty at the fact that she is no longer perched up there as the top commentator

  16. Cough Cough February 2, 2015

    people just can’t give props, they must be negative and hate. I moderately like Katy and the performance was decent for her standards. The viewings were high because IT WAS A HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SUPERBOWL and it just so happened more of America wanted to see the Seahawks vs Patriots. Fàggots and absent minded teens are going to be going back and forth on social media about this like it was a concert or some s***. No dummies.. It was a football game w/majority a straight audience. The viewers are much more dictated by the actual game then the halftime show.

    • Slay_Hive February 2, 2015

      BIIIIITTTTCCCCHHHHH! I knew you were the “Realest”! Something about your shade was familiar. lmaooo You better expose yourself

    • Slay_Hive February 2, 2015

      Still love ya tho lmaooo. Know I had to be messy

      • Cough Cough February 2, 2015

        Expose myself for what? I changed my name cause some b**** keeps sporadically using my SHÎT (username) and I don’t like that. I would get an avatar but I honestly DONT know how to do it. You can’t expose something that wasn’t hidden mother (PellePelle) ..

      • Cough Cough February 2, 2015

        U can show me how to get that avatar ish tho.. But not after you show me your new routine tho girl, I need that

    • fatusankoh February 2, 2015

      Cough you said it all I saw the show I like Kathy but hatters will say anything to to put bey down you can’t comp them at all

  17. JOHNVIDAL February 2, 2015

    This S H I T is tired! Viewers increase every year. more and more people watch the whole show every year. Also it wasn´t that known outside the US until Janet´s tit decided to show. The event is more popular every year. Get over it. Nothing to do with Katy Perry.
    Hers has been the weakest half time of the last 4 years as the reviews and the lack of a big boost in her singles sales show.

    • Slayty Perry (Superbowl Queen) February 2, 2015

      Aww, you seem upset! Katy’s single sales have had the weakest boost because she has sold more singles then ANY of her predecessors. All the songs she performed sold over 5 million in the US. By now, everyone who wanted them has already purchased them. Continue to seethe and wallow in your bitterness though.

      • KeKe February 2, 2015

        You better drag that old man sis

  18. Tyler February 2, 2015

    Congrats to Katy! She should be sending Missy a Thank You basket right about now.

    • FutureCIARA February 2, 2015

      Fawk a thank you basket, Buy Missy a new house, Yacht, or vehicle!

      • Tyler February 2, 2015


  19. BELLA MARLENE FAVELA February 2, 2015

    congrats Katy and please u guys should leave Madonna outta this!!! then Madonna was the highest and her halftime was bigger than the sports too! same with Bruno !!! and I’m sure the next if Taylor swift will definitely slay her rating too!! give probs to Madge for being the first to break those records and it’ll still be recorded that magde was the first to reach that epic goals!! no words for Beyonce thou!! I love her still, and congratulation to Katy ft learny or whatever and Missy Elliot! and I hope more good things come their way!!! it still doesn’t have what Beyonce had and thats “CRITICAL ACCLAIM”!! stop being shady Sam and at least give her, her probs your logic of the viewers not seeing her but the game is still applicable to madge, Beyonce and Bruno too!!! its something to celebrate for!

  20. britneyraycarey February 2, 2015

    all thanks to Missy Elliott. Ciara should have came out and performed Lose Control, and then perfor 1, 2 Step and then finish off with Get Up, and then pass it to Katy! That would have been epic!

  21. Mark111 February 2, 2015

    Hahahaha, so the past two and Madonna all had higher ratings than the Roach Queen. Lol, they can go sit with the barbs and C squad.

    • Tyler February 2, 2015

      Ummm shouldnt you be the one having a few seats with the C-Squad??? Given the fact that Pon De Forehead has never had an opportunity to even grace the stage…

      • Mark111 February 2, 2015

        Wait, wasn’t between Katy and Rihanna to do the show?

      • Tyler February 2, 2015

        Like I said, Your fave HAS YET to grace the stage.

    • Maybe If. February 2, 2015

      But where is ‘i bet’ ?
      I Bet

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      #12 The Bahamas

      #26 Kyrgyzstan

      #29 Namibia

      #30 British Virgin Islands

      #116 Cayman Islands

      #117 New Zealand

      #124 United States

      #128 Finland

      #135 Nigeria

      #164 Kenya

      #171 Namibia

      #179 Barbados

      #196 Slovakia

      • FutureCIARA February 2, 2015

        By Mark111 Trollin a**….
        Wheres Aaliyah??

        #0 Bermuda
        #0 The Bahamas
        #0 Kyrgyzstan
        #0 Namibia
        #0 British Virgin Islands
        #0 Cayman Islands
        #0 New Zealand
        #0 United States
        #0 Finland
        #0 Nigeria
        #0 Kenya
        #0 Namibia
        #0 Barbados
        #0 Slovakia

    • FutureCIARA February 2, 2015

      Hunny, have a seat with your fav and the roaches and maggots, 6feet under!

      Filthy Aaliyah stans be so bitter!

  22. Robyn February 2, 2015

    I think a good chunk of that was actually to see Lenny Kravits & an even bigger chunk to see Missy Elliot (not including those who were watching the actual game & not the show or commercials).

    I was into the game, but I only stayed tuned in to the half-time show to see Missy Elliot & Lenny Kravitz. Katy Perry was a tad boring, compared to previous show-videos I’ve seen.

    • Slayty Perry (Superbowl Queen) February 2, 2015

      Lmao!! Wasn’t Lenny performing for a half empty arena with Keri Hilson a month ago? No one was checking for him. Missy hasn’t been relevant in about a decade tbh. That’s why her protege has gone nowhere just like those singles she released a few years ago. Katy was the main attraction regardless of hard pressed people want to give props to Missy.

      • MisdamenorFan February 3, 2015

        STFU. You mad because LITERALLY every news headline is talking about how Missy overshadowed Katy?!?!? Get the fck outta here.

  23. Theman February 2, 2015

    This is awesome for her. She was amazing. She sung very damn good when she did. Katy & Bruno had the best performances recently as a whole, everything included. Madonna did her thing too.. People are such haters. Sam is really because her numbers are higher than Beyonce’s. But this is silly crap. Y’all make so much about nothing. By the way she does sell albums, her recent album has sold about one point six milli in the US which is very good in this musical landscape. She is holding her own. Do your thang KP..

  24. Theman February 2, 2015


  25. The Beysus Impact February 2, 2015

    Lol not Dykesus going around disliking people’s comments because they are praising Katy lol <<<< UMMM well that's what they're there for… And you used "lol" twice…

      • The Beysus Impact February 2, 2015

        WOOOOO SING B****!!!

  26. Theman February 2, 2015

    Beyonce fans were bragging about the amount of viewers she pulled in also..

  27. NENE February 2, 2015

    This shows that beyonce is a overrated stripper. She her records are easy to break. #weaklink.

  28. Blacksista February 2, 2015

    Goes to show the advantage of a white woman. Katy couldn’t hold her own to Missy a rapper we haven’t seen in years let alone touch Beyonce or dare Janet. Like I said popularity don’t replace talent.

    • fatusankoh February 2, 2015

      You know that is so right Blacksister

  29. Terry B February 2, 2015

    Why can’t she just have her props? Sam, you guys didn’t say this about Beyoncé, Bruno, or Madonna. & if the viewership went up during halftime that clearly means that ppl tuned in to watch her and that those who were already watching the channel stayed.

  30. DanYiel Teflon February 2, 2015

    Lol I didn’t view the Super Bowl I actually watched many shows on my Dvr so it must have past me by….carry on folks!!

  31. KeKe February 2, 2015

    No we patiently wait to hear “the award for album of the year goes to Sam Smith”

    • The Beysus Impact February 2, 2015

      Even though the predictions say otherwise….

  32. The Beysus Impact February 2, 2015

    The shark on the left had no idea what it was doing

  33. LB February 2, 2015

    So that is more than their overhyped Diva Beyonce LMAO….Hey Sam, how does that egg on your face taste LMAO. She did it with less hype…..sometimes less is more LMAO.

    No beef with Beyonce but this is hilarious, all of the sudden the hive have realized their fav….Imma stop it right there LMAO

  34. FutureCIARA February 2, 2015

    Congrats Missy!

    I mean, Missy & Katy

  35. Adrian February 2, 2015

    She doesn’t sell album, or singles but all you biches much watch and her crap cause she pulls in numbers and has 6 #1 songs on billboard…

    • LB February 2, 2015

      But Katy Payola does sell albums, check your receipts again babe

  36. Maybe If. February 2, 2015

    Who cares i need everyone to go to itunes and buy ‘i bet’ now I don’t want her to fail this time
    Ciara – I Bet (Audio):

    • Legendary_Lover February 2, 2015

      She will ALWAYS fail!!! F****** flopppp

  37. Slayty Perry (Superbowl Queen) February 2, 2015

    Lmao, the bitterness that Katy’s success has some people feeling is so real. Regardless of the overall ratings increasing, the fact remains the half time show was the peak of the ratings, clearly showing that people were interested in the performance the most. You can try to credit Lenny and Missy all you want but recent receipts from all three artist will clearly show you who the GP is checking for. Why do some people find it hard to accept that Katy Perry is the biggest pop star in music today? The proof is in her album sales, single sales, and tour receipts. She is winning.

    • Legendary_Lover February 2, 2015

      Speak on it sis! The hive and navy been showing their jealous asses lately. Katy is slaying in E V E R Y department and they madddd!!!

  38. TheElusiveLamb February 2, 2015

    We don’t have to shade each other… just give Katy her congratulations and keep it moving.

  39. Suicide Blonde February 2, 2015

    America’s childrens must have mistaken her show with Nickelodeon.

    • Tyler February 2, 2015

      No, more along the lines of Radio Disney

  40. SMH February 2, 2015

    And next year’s halftime show will have higher ratings than this year. Nothing new to see or brag about here, folks, superbowl ratings always go higher with each passing year. Call me when Basic Perry can sell 118 million albums. Notice I said albums, not singles.

  41. Lolz February 2, 2015

    Thats cute for Katy but come on now ratings are increasing yearly and its clearly not because of the performer. Katy had more views than MJ, Madonna, Beyonce and many others doesn’t mean much.

  42. Theman February 2, 2015

    So if ratings kept on increasing then why did Beyonce fans brag about her numbers when she performed? Lol sure….

    • Sass February 2, 2015

      Because like Katy fans, they are FANS and will brag. DUH!

  43. Nohels. February 2, 2015

    Nah man.. This is crap. America is ugly for this. She was pure crap to be honest.. She can’t sing. If she wins a Grammy this year.. It won’t be because “she tried” it’ll be because of her PBS Theme of a super bowl halftime show.

  44. Rosie February 2, 2015

    Literally every year viewership increases for the Super Bowl but yAs draG Beysic!!11
    God, you f*** are so blindsided.

    • Carlitos February 2, 2015

      Actually, they don’t increase each year. Again, it said since 1991. If that were the case, the numbers would be much higher by now, you incompetent piece of s***.

  45. Meteorite February 2, 2015

    -SMH- guess those Twitter followers are real…

  46. Bey Advocate February 2, 2015

    At the end of the day it really comes down to what teams are playing lol she couldn’t have pulled in those numbers on a different platform

  47. Carlitos February 2, 2015

    B!tches, no one even knew that Missy was going to be there until the last moment. No was was checking for her…and they still aren’t. She’s only excelling on iTunes right bow because everyone who had her physical CD singles are now wanting to replace them w/ digital. After the next 5 minutes, she will be back where she was. And I actually love Missy, but don’t you dare discredit Katy, you pieces of shits. She deserved it.

  48. sue February 4, 2015

    She only got as many rating as she did because Beyoncé made it a big commodity and also raising the bar well above what a lot of people cannot reach and! I’m pretty sure Katy pulled out every trick in the book !! To try and get close to beyonces performance it was still far away from what bey bring to the table !! it still hasn’t been reached !! No one will probably ever have as much physical stability and control over vocals as Beyoncé Katy did her thing though !!

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