It turns out the viewership for the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs was bigger than expected.
This past week, a significant announcement was made that stated Super Bowl LVII between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs was the most viewed Super Bowl in history.
According to Front Office Sports, Nielsen’s discovery of flaws in the encoding used to enable the company’s TV viewership measurement caused the game to average over 115 million viewers.
The game was seen by 115.1 million people, breaking the previous record of 114.4 million set by Super Bowl XLIX in 2015 between the Patriots and the Seahawks. Additionally, the 115.1 million viewers represented an increase in viewership of over 2% over the 112.3 million viewers who watched the Rams vs. Bengals Super Bowl from the previous year.
That 2015 Super Bowl is infamous for the Seahawks not giving Marshawn Lynch the football at the goal line and throwing an interception instead.
Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City captured their second Super Bowl title together in February as they made a major comeback against the Eagles in the second half.
The victory soured Philadelphia’s bid for a second Super Bowl since 2018, but cemented Patrick Mahomes’ place among the all-time greats.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.