Up 8% from last year’s ratings, the Rams vs Bengals game also became the most-watched Super Bowl in five years, as the New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in extra time.
Commenting on the viewing figures, NBCUniversal TV and streaming president Mark Lazarus said in a statement: “The Super Bowl once again delivered a massive audience, including NBC and the unparalleled strength of broadcast as well as first-time presentations on Peacock and Telemundo, and led in our most watched Olympic coverage in four years. ”
“We’re delighted that our strategy of combining two of the most powerful events in the world – the Super Bowl and the Olympics – into ‘Super Gold Sunday’ has worked so well,” said NBC Sports president Pete Bevacqua. more. “We look forward to continuing this strategy in the future.”
Unlike last year’s Super Bowl that saw the Kansas City captains round-roaming the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Rams vs Bengals encounter was acrimonious throughout.
The hip-hop legend performed a medley of hits including “Still DRE,” “Family Affair” and “Lose Yourself,” and was well received by stadium audiences as well as millions at home.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/super-bowl-ratings-b2015978.html Super Bowl attracted 112 million viewers, becoming the most watched show in 5 years