The Super Bowl LVIII set new records in various ways, marking a significant milestone for the NFL and television broadcasts. With an average of 123.4 million viewers across all platforms, it surpassed last year’s record by seven percent. The game between the 49ers and Chiefs, which the Chiefs won in overtime, was watched by more than 200 million people at some point during the broadcast.
However, with a total population of 340 million Americans, it begs the question of what the other 140 million people were doing during the game. The historic viewership numbers set a new standard for television broadcasts, reaffirming the Super Bowl’s status as one of the most-watched events in the United States. This milestone underscores the immense popularity and cultural significance of the Super Bowl, solidifying its place as a premier television event.