Super Bowl Halftime Ratings: Beyonce, Bruno Mars, & Coldplay Score Touchdown

Published: Monday 8th Feb 2016 by Sam

If there’s anything more watched than the Super Bowl it’s its  ratings.

Moments ago, it was revealed that last night’s match commanded a huge audience  yet not as sizeable as last year.

So how did the both the big game and Coldplay led Halftime Show fare?

Find out below…

Per Nielsen, the match – which aired on CBS – was watched 111.9 million viewers. Though impressive (and the second-highest mark ever for a Super Bowl), it didn’t best the 2015 game which pulled in 114.1 million people.

The Pepsi Halftime spectacle, which co-starred guests Beyonce and Bruno Mars, was the broadcast’s peak. It aired during the 8:30-9pm block and was watched by 115.5 million viewers.

A gargantuan number, no doubt, but not enough to top the 118.5 million who tuned in to Katy Perry and Missy Elliott‘s showing last year.


Granted this is being billed as a “victory” for Perry supporters, who trended her name on Twitter after last night’s performance, context is everything.

If the game is being watched by slightly less people, it’s almost a given that said trend will carry over into the Halftime.

Still, amazing numbers all-round. And judging by the boost to Coldplay’s sales and the pandemonium surrounding Beyonce’s ‘Formation Tour,’ it’s a definitive win.

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  1. HailBeysus February 8, 2016

    Boooo!! But hey at least 3m more people tuned in for the Halftime show! You win this round Katy!!! Lol! But kii at the lies the Navi was telling!!!

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) February 8, 2016

      Wow that’s really good. P.S SIP THIS TEA SIS

      • HailBeysus February 8, 2016



      • Surprise..(DEC 2013) February 8, 2016


      • Sweaterz February 9, 2016

        too bad for beyonce.
        rating was down, her Formation music video failed to crush youtube and the lead single (formation) failed to make an impact on Tidal.
        …even after Super bowl.
        2nd single please Bey.
        Avoid racism in your next single, spread loves.

    • TicklerP February 8, 2016

      Your blonde can’t claim #1 at anything!!!


      • HailBeysus February 8, 2016

        Lmfaoooooo changing subjects now are we???

      • trellbeylike February 8, 2016

        But her consistent #1 albums back to back says hello

      • Attack It From The Back Miss Kitty Kat February 8, 2016

        Beyblonde isn’t number 1, numeral uno, the “best” at anything.

        Her voice isn’t chartable- it isn’t even the best, to date.

        She is not number 1 at stage performance because see Bruno just upstaged her. Black Royalty, Janet can give her a run… No one puts on a show like MJ.

        She has number one albums like any other artist but she is not the artist with the most #1 albums. The Beatles are.

        She isn’t the best album seller… Adele has that title. Her albums go platinum though, just like all of Rihanna’s.

        She doesn’t have any #1 singles for the last 8 years.


    • Nigeria February 8, 2016

      I thought hoves said she was gonna slay Katy? Poor thing!!! She couldn’t even slay the white Katy. Terrible halftime show ever

  2. #TeamTinashe Stan February 8, 2016

    Here comes the same stans with the same arguments ?

    • Blue Ivy Rod February 8, 2016

      I know this is going to be long post… TGJ needs to treat everyone equally and enough of the shade/praisingredients. just keep it neutral

  3. MsYonce February 8, 2016

    Yassss this is great especially for Coldplay. Good job ??

  4. #TeamTinashe Stan February 8, 2016

    The Yo Gabba Gabba halftime show last year pulled in those family viewerships to an all high. I actually liked it though especially Missy’s part ?

  5. Surprise..(DEC 2013) February 8, 2016

    Congrats across the board!!!!

  6. MsYonce February 8, 2016

    Coldplay is slaying the iTunes charts I’m happy for them tbh many people thought they would’ve flopped. And I can’t at Bey not Putting Formation on ITunes girl Im ready to give you my coins

  7. Rory February 8, 2016

    so BOTH of her Halftime shows have yet to pull in as much as Katy’s…… Chile bye.

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) February 8, 2016

      And we all know katy’s was SHITTYY!!!. P.s i have a feeling if Beyonce was not there the numbers would have been lower.

  8. Bloop February 8, 2016

    You meant to say Beyonce, Bruno Mars, & Coldplay Score FUMBLE

  9. pat February 8, 2016

    Well mj was the only artist to have ratings increase during his performance. Another reason it is silly to try to compare anyone to him.

  10. Britney Stan February 8, 2016

    Why can’t bey ever be #1 at anything? Shes always behind someone

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) February 8, 2016

      Like S****** JEAN was behind BEYONCE in Dec 2013???????

    • Cresha February 8, 2016

      Coming from a Shitknee Stan?

    • Royalkev February 8, 2016

      I can name a few #1’s for Yonce…

      (5) #1 Albums:
      I Am… Sasha Fierce

      #1 Female Artist of the Decade (2000’s)

      (5) #1 singles
      Baby Boy
      Check Up On It
      Single Ladies

      Tops 2014 Celebrity 100 List (Forbes)

      MOST Grammy’s won in one night (6)

      MOST weeks at #1 in a single year: (17)

  11. MsYonce February 8, 2016

    Oh so now its “Beyonce’s halftime show”. Lool last night y’all you’re saying it was Coldplay’s show an all that s***… Lmao can y’all just make up y’all minds

    • LmfaoHoe February 8, 2016

      I love Cold play (certain songs) but s*** even Grandma thought it was Bey and Bruno show. That’s star power for you and their presence on that stage was great. The freestyle dance battle and mashup was great.

  12. LB February 8, 2016

    Oh so Giselle couldn’t best Kate Hudson, TWICE

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) February 8, 2016


    • rosy February 8, 2016

      I know right and they all say she came to snatched wigs and hairpins and plugs the white woman beat bey again adele Taylor now Katy f****** Perry bey thought adding Bruno Mars would up the anti behives fight amongst yourself now since you claim she ended rih career go knock the s*** outta the Katy kats lawd this is juicy I think I might just join the Katy kats

  13. TicklerP February 8, 2016

    Considering how Blonde’s minion were blog hopping and twitter shaming people into believing that she was going to take over..
    Yet, this!
    People obviously took one look at this leotard, recycled mess and changed the channel. Smh

    • HailBeysus February 8, 2016

      But how did people flip the channel when the SB averaged 111m throughout. But as soon as the HT started ratings spiked to 115m. Lmao navy logic….

      • MsYonce February 8, 2016

        They’re dumb

  14. MsYonce February 8, 2016

    Anyways THIS joins the list as one of the most watched in history so she’s not worried. Anyways bye Congrats Bruno, Coldplay and Queen y’all slayedttt

  15. MsYonce February 8, 2016

    Oh and before I leave I think the Navy should spent less time worrying about Beyonce and go buy anti. Im hearing y’all girl suppose to sell 40k 2nd week but that’s none of my business! Peace out ✌

    • rosy February 8, 2016

      Trust me hives navy is not worried we find it strange how you think bey is the almighty coming of the p**** snatching empire in the whole wild world and her ass cannot be number f****** one so miss me with your hating s*** self everyday all day long on rih p**** get off rih c*** and bey a number one I promise if you do this I will stop talking trash about bey ok hives

  16. Chillitsjustpizza February 8, 2016

    I couldn’t even hear Beyonce perform due to the crowd being so noisey…..#disappointed

  17. LmfaoHoe February 8, 2016

    Well I can’t wait for new music from Bey now and I hope Bruno is cooking something in the studio, and like I said last night they need to collab and make a video they did their thing together.

  18. King February 8, 2016


    • rosy February 8, 2016

      They said she queen why didn’t she get more people than Katy Perry I don’t understand a queen of her level who just ended rih career in two days rih who is a coconut selling woman from the island according to the hives I guess next time right hives they will invite her back to the superbowl when she 40 hives take my advice stop hating others and maybe bey will get blessings I keep telling you her fan base is turning people off

  19. Tyler Makiavelli February 8, 2016

    I slay!
    Formation era>>>>Anti era

  20. Gee February 8, 2016

    I guess ppl have already seen both Beyoncé and Bruno tackle the halftime show so they did not expect much and as far as Coldplay it was either you were a fan so you watched and everyone else did not care as I said the halftime show was ok but nothing amazing but served its purpose.

  21. JOHNVIDAL February 8, 2016

    These numbers are more about the game it self. But it´s true that this year there wasn´t a clear headliner (all of them s*** on Katy Perry and had phenomenal performances and great ratings before, don´t get me wrong) so that might have not created as much anticipation as in the last previous 4 years or so.

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) February 8, 2016

      Agreed!!!!!!!! Can u imagine if Katy had Beyonce or Bruno as a special guest, she would have looked like a damn fool.Thank God for Missy and her productions, which were the only good things about that show.

  22. King Mark111 /.\ February 8, 2016

    Ratings always dips when Beyonce is on the stage. lol, twice when ratings dipped and both had that thing on it. lol

    • RASHAD February 8, 2016

      Game had 111million
      Halftime 115million
      Reading is an important part of reading… You Still salty “Formation”+ “Super Bowl” + “Tour” washed away “Anti” Irrevlant ass over the weekend I see.

      • King Mark111 /.\ February 8, 2016

        Katy Perry had 180 million. So like I said, a DIP and you will DEAL. 🙂

      • HailBeysus February 8, 2016

        SCREAMING 180 MILLION!?!?!?!?!?!? MARSHA you always lying!!! No SuperBowl has ever had 180 million viewers. Katys had an average throughout of 115 million viewer’s. The show peaked at 121 milliom viewers when Tom Brady scored 3 back to back touchdowns. Katys halftime show was 118 milliom viewers. Super Bowl 50 had an average throughout of 111 million viewers. The shows peak was 115 milliom during the Halftime show. God YOU’RE fuxking stupid i swear ????

      • King Mark111 /.\ February 8, 2016

        I* meant 118, calm down f**. Still a dip. 🙂

  23. Rihboy February 8, 2016

    As if it wasn’t due to the game or Coldplay. Bye

    • RASHAD February 8, 2016

      Rihanna wasn’t there at that’s all that matters! When will Rihanna do the Super Bowl… Beyonce did it twice & if the rumors are true Gaga already got the headlining spot on lock for next year!

      • Attack It From The Back Miss Kitty Kat February 8, 2016

        Rihanna isn’t American… Kii

  24. FC/JC February 8, 2016

    Oh well, It was because of Coldplay……. If it had just been Bey & Bruno. im sure they would have matched Katys #s alone

  25. metzo February 8, 2016

    All of Beyonce’s albums are in the top 100 of itunes. 4 is #17. What a petty Queen. Taking Rih’s entire era away from the spotlights with just a video.

    SOME TEA FOR YALL: within 24 of releasing of releasing “formation” ( a song) beyonce was twerted about 1.3 Million times. Within 24 hours of releasing an entire album “Anti” Rihanna had 700k tweets even with tjat whole leak/samsung fiasco/controversy.


    • HailBeysus February 8, 2016


    • BeyBrightPeople February 9, 2016

      Metzo aka Schizo…phrenic… what did all that tweeting did for Floptation? The struggle accolades tho kiii

  26. janvier February 8, 2016

    Metzo u better let these failure know.

  27. yesterday was Aaliyah 37birthday to the good music February 9, 2016


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