Super Bowl XLVII airs tomorrow and will be watched by at least 100 million viewers in the United States. The last three Super Bowls have set consecutive records as the most-watched television broadcast in history. Super Bowl XLIV, broadcast in 2010, broke the 27-year-record set by “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen” in 1983 by roughly 500,000 viewers, Last year’s Super Bowl (XLVI) was watched by an incredible 111 million viewers.
Most-Watched Television Broadcasts in U.S. History
|Super Bowl XLVI||2012||111,346,000|
|Super Bowl XLV||2011||111,010,000|
|Super Bowl XLIV||2010||106,476,000|
|“Goodbye, Farewell and Amen”||1983||105,970,000|
Thanks to these three games, “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen” is now the fourth most-watched single television program in history. After tomorrow, will it fall to fifth? According to an article in Ad Age, Super Bowl XLVII will see a drop in viewers; a Media Life Magazine survey agrees, meaning for the first time since 2006 the Super Bowl will actually decrease.
What are your predictions for Super Bowl XLVII? I’m thinking around 107 million viewers.