Thursday, April 18, 2024

Super Bowl History for Ratings! Chiefs-49ers Beat Last Year, Set a Record with 123.4 Million Across All Platforms


It was a Super Super Bowl last might for CBS.

The ratings are in, and the records have been broken.

Last night’s game brought in 123.4 million viewers, way up from last year’s 115 million. And that was already a record!

That number is across all CBS networks. But just on CBS it was 120 million. Exceptional. And CBS says altogether 200 million were watching at some point!

The combination of a great game played by hot teams, Taylor Swift, all the other celebrities, and so on plus Beyonce dropping new music — this Super Bowl was a rare American pageant. The homecoming queen/head cheerleader kissed the homecoming king, football captain. All that was missing was apple pie and a glass of milk!

Now the pressure is on for Kansas City to come back next fall and make it three in a row! Is it possible? Will Taylor and Travis Kelce tie the knot on the 50th yard line?

We can only hope.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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