It’s official: Super Bowl XLVIII is the most-watched TV event in history, with 111.5 million people tuning in to see the Seattle Seahawks dominate the Denver Broncos.
Despite a fairly boring game and “utterly forgettable” halftime show featuring Bruno Mars, host network Fox says that “even in the closing minutes, the rating was only 5% lower than it was for the entire game.
The previous record holders for most-watched events in U.S. TV history were 2012′s Super Bowl, seen by 111.3 million, and the 2010 game, with 111 million viewers.
The game was also the most-viewed live stream ever for a single sports event.
Interest in the game, the first Super Bowl ever played in an outdoor, cold-weather location, and the nation’s No. 1 media market, was unprecedented, according to Fox’s press release.
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