Last night's Super Bowl did surprisingly well in the ratings, considering it was a blowout from the start. The game averaged 115.5 million viewers, according to Nielsen. And Fox says another half a million watched online.
Officially, according to Adobe Analytics, Fox's live stream of Super Bowl XLVIII averaged 528,000 viewers. According to Fox, that's the biggest live stream of a sporting event in history (a number that is hard to prove, though it would seem to top recent Summer Olympics and March Madness streams).
Naturally, the big game was a massive social media event. Per Fox, Super Bowl XLVIII accounted for 25.3 million total tweets from by 5.6 million authors. The biggest moments: Percy Harvin’s second half kickoff return for a touchdown generated 429,000 tweets, while the Bruno Mars/Red Hot Chili Peppers halftime performance sparked 424,000.