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How many people watched the Super Bowl in previous years? Which was the most watched?

While the last 10 Super Bowls rank as the most watched in history, the single most watched Super Bowl of all time gathered around almost 115 million viewers.

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While the last 10 Super Bowls rank as the most watched in history, the single most watched Super Bowl of all time gathered around almost 115 million viewers
PATRICK T. FALLONAFP

The Super Bowl is the last game of the NFL season with the winners of the AFC, the American Football Conference, and the NFC, the National Football Conference, playing each other. The game determines the champion of the league.

The first Super Bowl in NFL history, following the 1966 merging agreement between the National and American Football League, was played on January 15, 1967, with the NFL’s Green Bay Packers against the AFC’s Kansas City Chiefs. The Packers defeated the Chiefs with a score of 35 to 10, winning the first ever Super Bowl championship.

As yet, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots have won the most Super Bowl titles, with a total of six each. 

Related: When was the last time the Bengals won the Super Bowl?

So how many people watch the Super Bowl?

The last ten Super Bowls have been the most watched games of all time, with the past eight the most watched programs in US television history.

Last season’s Super Bowl, which saw the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win against the Kansas City Chiefs, had an estimated 91.6 million viewers in the United States alone. And even though that number can sound like a lot, that game attracted 22.4 million fewer viewers than the most watched Super Bowl in 2015: the Seahawks vs Patriots.

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What is the most watched Super Bowl?

The 2015 face-off between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots saw 114.4 million viewers, making it the most watched Super Bowl in history. 

Below are the ratings of the past 10 Super Bowls: 

2020: 101.3 million
2019: 98.4 million
2018: 103.4 million
2017: 111.3 million
2016: 111.8 million
2015: 114.4 million
2014: 112 million
2013: 108 million
2012: 111 million
2011: 111 million

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