With aerial acrobatics and vocal displays that seemed to fly just as high, fresh reports now reveal that Lady Gaga‘s kick ass Super Bowl halftime showing wasn’t the only thing that soared last night. That’s right, preliminary figures are indicating viewership did as well!
Placing her and the Patriots v. Falcons among the “most watched ever,” tuck in below to see just how many people were glued to their screens when Gaga belted ‘Bad Romance’ and the Pats delivered a stunning, historic upset:
Pure Viewership = 111.3 million
…the Fox broadcast of the Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons gridiron NFL battle at NRG Stadium in Houston on Sunday is one of the top four most watched TV shows in American history – tied with the 2012 Super Bowl. About 111.3 million tuned in to Fox for the 6:45 – 10:30 PM ET Super Bowl last night, according to Nielsen.
When viewership on Fox Deportes and Fox Sports GO are added in, the total rises to 113.7 million – the second best multi-platform Super Bowl result in this multi-platform era.
That’s right! Gaga has tied her longtime nemesis, Madonna, for fourth place amongst “most watched Super Bowl” showings ever (pure viewership). Curious to know who’s above them? Here’s the list:
Most Watched Super Bowls
- 2015 (starring Katy Perry)
- 2014 (starring Bruno Mars)
- 2016 (starring Coldplay/Bruno Mars/Beyonce)
- 2012 & 2017 (starring Madonna & Lady Gaga respectively)
Keep it locked to That Grape Juice for reports on how well the actual halftime show fared by its lonesome (a figure that is usually different from the overall Super Bowl).