BREAKING: Super Bowl LVIII Set Astronomical Ratings Record That Challenged The 1969 Moon Landing
Super Bowl LVIII was the most-watched television broadcast in television history.
The second overtime game in Super Bowl history delivered a gigantic audience on Sunday with a staggering 123.4 million viewers which was the biggest audience since the moon landing in 1969.
The highly anticipated showdown in Las Vegas surpassed the previous most-watched Super Bowl in history which happened just last year when the Chiefs mounted a second-half comeback to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles in front of 115 million viewers.
To put this number in perspective, it approached the all-time most watched television broadcast set in 1969, when an estimated 125 to 150 million viewers watched the Apollo 11 moon landing.
This year’s game was also the most-streamed Super Bowl in history with a record audience on Paramount+. The network saw its best postseason viewership since 1998.
Sunday’s huge game had all the perfect elements in the Chiefs and 49ers having two crazed fan bases, a halftime show from Usher, and the relationship between Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift.
The NFL has enjoyed strong viewership throughout this year’s playoffs with the Chiefs beating the Baltimore Ravens in the most-watched AFC Championship game ever. The Chiefs-Dolphins game on Peacock recorded an average of 27 million viewers overall, which NBC said at the time made it the most-watched Sunday show since the 2023 Super Bowl.