Super Bowl 50 Most Watched TV Program in History

The CBS Television Network’s coverage of Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, Feb 7 was watched in all-or-part* by a record 167.0 million (Persons 2+) viewers, making it the most-watched single broadcast in television history on an all-or-part basis according to Nielsen’s Fast Total Audience Estimates. The 167.0 million viewers is a television-only number and does not include online and mobile streaming. The previous high was CBS’s coverage of Super Bowl XLVII in 2013 (164.1 million; Baltimore Ravens-San Francisco 49ers).  

Streaming coverage of Super Bowl 50 on CBS and NFL digital properties set viewership records in every category, with the game streamed across more platforms than ever. The live stream drew 3.96 million unique viewers across laptops, desktops, tablets, connected TV devices and mobile phones. Viewers consumed more than 402 million total minutes of coverage, watching for more than 101 minutes each on average. During the game window, viewers consumed more than 315 million minutes of coverage, with an average minute audience of 1.4 million.

The live stream was available on CBSSports.com on PCs and tablets, the CBS Sports app for iPad, Android and Windows 10 tablets, and the CBS Sports app for Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku players and Roku TV models, and Xbox One, along with NFL Mobile from Verizon on phones and the NFL on Xbox experience.  

*(Watched at least six minutes of the telecast)