Travis Kelce and Chiefs’ Super Bowl win was most watched in HISTORY

The Super Bowl had a median of 123.4million viewers on Sunday night time, probably the most watched telecast in historical past and the second-most watched US broadcast occasion behind the Apollo 11 moon touchdown. 

The earlier document belonged to final yr’s Super Bowl, which drew 115.1million common viewers. CBS Sports introduced the astonishing figures lower than 24 hours after the Kansas City Chiefs lifted the Lombardi Trophy. 

The Chiefs, flanked by help from Taylor Swift for her tight-end boyfriend Travis Kelce, defeated the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in a gripping extra time win to merge victorious within the Super Bowl in Las Vegas.

Only the Apollo 11 Moon touchdown was watched by extra individuals in historical past, with an estimated common of between 125-150million viewing the 1969 occasion reside between a number of networks. 

On CBS itself, 120million individuals watched the sport, the biggest viewers in historical past for a single community. Incredibly, greater than 200million viewers watched no less than a part of the Super Bowl throughout all networks and streams that had been broadcasting the sport.

Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift led Sunday's Super Bowl to astonishing viewing figures in the US

Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift led Sunday’s Super Bowl to astonishing viewing figures within the US 

Kelce helped the Chiefs win the Super Bowl over the 49ers in the most-watched telecast ever

Kelce helped the Chiefs win the Super Bowl over the 49ers within the most-watched telecast ever

Only the Apollo 11 moon landings recorded higher viewership figures than Sunday's game

Only the Apollo 11 moon landings recorded increased viewership figures than Sunday’s recreation

Swift was proven on CBS’ broadcast of the Super Bowl for 54 seconds on Sunday night time, equal to than lower than one % of the complete time the sport was on.

The remainder of the top-10 most-watched occasions of all-time are all Super Bowls, courting again to 2011 – demonstrating that whereas Swift will seemingly have impacted viewership numbers, video games are nonetheless extraordinarily common with out the pop star.

The Super Bowl was up seven % in viewership from final yr. Final Nielsen knowledge might be obtainable on Tuesday morning. 

The recreation’s whole viewers was up 10 % from final yr. Univision averaged greater than 2.2million viewers, the best for a Super Bowl for a Spanish-language community. 

Paramount+, CBS’ streaming service, additionally had a record-setting viewers for the Super Bowl. 

NFL regular-season video games averaged 17.9 million viewers in 2023, tied for the second highest since averages had been first tracked in 1995. 

Millions of Swift’s followers have tuned into a number of Chiefs video games all through the season, serving to the NFL set scores information all through its season. 

The ‘Anti-Hero’ singer’s seemingly in-person attendance on the Super Bowl seemingly made thousands and thousands of her followers tune in to see her cheering on Kelce. 

Although the Super Bowl set loads of US broadcast information, its viewership is dwarfed by different televised occasions worldwide. 

The most-watched international occasion was the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, which had 4 billion viewers worldwide in September 2022. 

Nine occasions have garnered no less than a billion viewers, together with three sporting occasions. The opening ceremonies of the 1996 Sumer Olympics is the No 2 watched occasion in historical past with 3.5 billion viewers. 

The rematch between Muhammad Ali and Leon Spinks in 1978, Ali’s final win of his skilled profession, drew two billions viewers worldwide. The 2022 FIFA World Cup Final garnered 1.5 billion viewers. 

This yr’s Super Bowl is the No 16 most-watched occasion in worldwide historical past.  

More than 200 million watched the Super Bowl for at least part of the championship game

More than 200 million watched the Super Bowl for no less than a part of the championship recreation

Patrick Mahomes was named the Super Bowl's MVP for a third time after beating the 49ers

Patrick Mahomes was named the Super Bowl’s MVP for a 3rd time after beating the 49ers

The recreation noticed Kelce win his third Super Bowl with Swift cheering him on within the stands after racing again to Vegas from Japan, the place she had performed 4 straight reveals on her Eras Tour in Tokyo. 

The Chiefs trailed 10-3 at halftime, with Kelce solely catching one cross for one yard after the sport’s first two quarters. 

He even got here to blows along with his head coach Andy Reid, shoving him and screaming in his face because the Chiefs offense stuttered within the second quarter,

But within the second half, Kelce confirmed his dominance to complete the sport with 9 catches for 93 yards. 

The Chiefs repeated as Super Bowl champions, as they defeated the Eagles in final yr’s championship recreation, the earlier record-holder for the biggest viewers from a single telecast – the place Kelce went up in opposition to his older brother Jason to assert glory.

Speaking after the sport, Kelce mentioned: ‘I’m going to go forward and luxuriate in this and all the things that simply occurred.

‘This is a once-in-a-lifetime alternative that I´ve been in a position to undergo 3 times now. It will get sweeter and sweeter each time.

‘You know the objective has all the time been to get three. But we couldn´t get right here with out getting that two, and having that focus on on our again all yr.’

Ten Most Watched American TV Broadcasts of All-Time 

1. Apollo 11 Moon Landing – July 20, 1969 [estimated 125-150m viewers]

2. Super Bowl LVIII – February 11, 2024 (Chiefs beat 49ers 25-22 in OT) [123.4m]

3. Super Bowl LVII – February 12, 2023 (Chiefs beat Eagles 38-35) [115.1m]

4. Super Bowl XLIX – February 1, 2015 (Patriots beat Seahawks 28-24) [114.8m]

5. Super Bowl LVI – February 13, 2022 (Rams beat Bengals 23-20) [112.3m]

6. Super Bowl XLVIII – February 2, 2014 (Seahawks beat Broncos 43-8) [112.2m]

7. Super Bowl 50 – February 7, 2016 (Broncos beat Panthers 24-10) [111.9m]

8. Super Bowl XLVI – February 5, 2012 (Giants beat Patriots 21-17) [111.3m]

9. Super Bowl LI – February 5, 2017 (Patriots beat Falcons 34-28 in OT) [111.3m]

10. Super Bowl XLV – February 6, 2011 (Packers beat Steelers 31-25) [111m]