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Super Bowl LVIII (CBS photo ©2024 CBS Broadcasting Inc.; all rights reserved)
Super Bowl LVIII (CBS photo ©2024 CBS Broadcasting Inc.; all rights reserved)

CBS Sports' presentation of Super Bowl LVIII is most-watched telecast in history

Mon, Feb 12th 2024 10:20 pm

120 million viewers watched on CBS – largest audience ever for single network

√ Unduplicated total audience of 202.4 million – highest in history

√ Most-streamed Super Bowl Ever, led by record-setting audience on Paramount+

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CBS Sports' coverage of Super Bowl LVIII, which featured the Kansas City Chiefs' 25-22 overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers, delivered the most-watched telecast in history with a total audience delivery of 123.4 million average viewers across all platforms, including the CBS Television Network, Paramount+, Nickelodeon, Univision, and CBS Sports and NFL digital properties, including NFL+.

Viewership figures are based on Nielsen Fast National data and Adobe Analytics. Final Nielsen data will be available tomorrow.

Record-Setting Viewership

√ Super Bowl LVIII is the most-watched program ever, averaging 123.4 million viewers across all platforms, up 7% versus last year's Super Bowl, which was the previous record (115.1 million).

√ More than 200 million viewers (202.4) watched all-or-part of Super Bowl LVIII across all networks, the highest unduplicated total audience in history and up 10% versus last year's Super Bowl (183.6 million).

√ Univision averaged more than 2.2 million viewers, the highest Super Bowl viewership on record for a Spanish-language network.​

CBS Leads the Way with Largest Audience Ever for Single Network

√ Super Bowl LVIII on CBS led the way with 120 million viewers, the largest audience in history for a single network.

√ Super Bowl LVIII capped off a record-setting season for CBS Sports. The “NFL ON CBS" scored the most-watched regular season since the NFL returned to CBS in 1998, as well as the network's best postseason viewership since 1998.

Most-Streamed Super Bowl Ever

√ Super Bowl LVIII is the most-streamed Super Bowl in history led by a record-setting audience on Paramount+.

Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday, Feb. 11, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Pictured, from left: Travis Kelce, Jim Nantz, Andy Reid and Clark Hunt. (Photo by Mary Kouw /CBS ©2024 CBS Broadcasting Inc.; all rights reserved)

Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday, Feb. 11, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Pictured, from left: Travis Kelce, Jim Nantz and Patrick Mahomes. (Photo by Gail Schulman/CBS ©2024 CBS Broadcasting Inc.; all rights reserved)


Patrick Mahomes Wins Pete Rozelle Trophy as Super Bowl LVIII Most Valuable Player

Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes was voted the winner of the Pete Rozelle Trophy awarded to the Super Bowl LVIII Most Valuable Player.
Mahomes completed 34 of 46 attempts (73.9%) for 333 yards and two touchdowns with a 99.3 rating and added 66 rushing yards in helping the Chiefs overcome a 10-point deficit en route to a 25-22 overtime win in Super Bowl LVIII.

It marked the second Super Bowl ever to go to overtime, as the Chiefs became the first team to repeat as Super Bowl champions since the 2003-04 New England Patriots. Kansas City recorded the seventh comeback of 10-or-more points in a Super Bowl, including the team's Super Bowl LIV and LVII victories.

Mahomes, who was also named Super Bowl LIV and LVII MVP, is the third player ever to win three Super Bowl Most Valuable Player awards, joining Tom Brady (five) and Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Montana (three). He is the third player ever to be named Super Bowl MVP in consecutive seasons, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers Bart Starr (Super Bowls I and II) and Terry Bradshaw (Super Bowls XIII and XIV). Mahomes is the fifth quarterback with at least three Super Bowl titles, joining Brady (seven) as well as Pro Football Hall of Famers Bradshaw (four), Montana (four) and Troy Aikman (three).

It marks the 33rd time that a quarterback has been named Super Bowl Most Valuable Player. Mahomes recorded his 15th career postseason win, trailing only Brady (35) and Montana (16) for the most postseason wins by a quarterback all-time.

The award is chosen by a panel comprised of 16 media members – CBS and Westwood One analysts; media from Las Vegas, Kansas City and San Francisco; PFWA-appointed pool reporters who have attended team practice sessions during Super Bowl week; past Pro Football Writers of America presidents; at-large members of the national media; and fans interactively through the National Football League's official website, www.NFL.com.

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