How many people watch the Super Bowl halftime show every year?
The Super Bowl halftime show has become such a big event that it sometimes garners more viewers than the game itself. How many tune in to the spectacle?
The Super Bowl halftime show is one of the most anticipated entertainment events of the year. Depending on the performers, some shows could even generate more interest than the game itself.
Last year’s numbers
In 2022, the championship game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals held the attention of 99.18 million television viewers, according to Statista. In contrast, the mid-game concert headlined by Dr. Dre, Snoop Dog, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar attracted a TV audience of 103.4 million.
It’s safe to say that in recent history, audiences for the halftime concert hover around the 100 million mark. In 2021, The Weeknd registered 96.7 million, a number slightly higher than that of the Super Bowl, which averaged 96.4 million viewers.
Shakira and J. Lo broke the internet
103 million viewers tuned in to watch 2020′s critically acclaimed performance by Shakira and Jennifer Lopez, a few millions more than the 99.8 million who watched the game. It was also the show that was most streamed on YouTube, with 221 million viewers.
The honor of performing in the most highly viewed halftime show on TV belongs to Katy Perry, who rode in on a giant lion. She drew an unbelievable 118.5 million viewers in 2015.
Lady Gaga’s plunge
Not far behind in second place is Lady Gaga, whose performance included jumping from the roof and catching a football in mid-air. She had no special guests and yet managed to hold the attention of 117.5 million people.
Third on the list is Coldplay’s 2016 concert, which had a viewership of 115.5 million. However he did get a little help from Beyoncé and Bruno Mars, and speaking of Mars, his 2014 performance ranks fourth on the list with 115.3 million viewers.
Rounding out the top five is Madonna, whose half-time show became the most-watched at the time. She arrived on the throne and captivated an audience of 114 million.
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