23.2 million US citizens Super Bowl LV will be wagered on by 23.2 million Americans. The average wager is $10, but some bets are higher or lower. The most expensive single game of sports betting history was announced last month when a Miami resident placed a total of $140,000 on the San Francisco 49ers to win the Super Bowl.
A record number of people attended the Super Bowl this year, with an estimated 100 million television viewers tuning in to see who would triumph in what has become America's favorite sporting event.
The 2019 Super Bowl was the most-watched program in U.S. history, with more than 111 million viewers across all platforms (including streaming). It beat out previous record holder "Million Dollar Baby," which attracted 109.4 million viewers in 2005. This year's championship game was held at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. It was the first time the game had been held in Florida and the second time it has been held in South Florida after 2003's controversial outcome when Carolina Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme threw for two touchdowns with no time left on the clock to defeat the New England Patriots 41-38.
In 2021, a record dollar amount is being (legally) wagered. More than 23 million Americans are predicted to (legally) spend $4.3 billion on Super Bowl LV in 2021--a record amount, thanks in part to residents in states such as Colorado, Illinois, and Michigan being able to legally gamble on the event for the first time. 17.9 million people in America will watch at least some of the game, according to Nielsen research.
The world's most-watched television event has been taking place since 1976, when President Gerald Ford delivered his famous "Happy New Year" speech after being elected to a second term. It was originally known as "Superbowl I," but it wasn't until ten years later that it became officially designated as such. Since then, every year except 1978 has had at least one game. In 2014, the NFL decided that only two games would be played instead of the usual three; this decision was made in response to declining ratings over the past few seasons. The two remaining games will be held in 2018 and 2020.
Since its inception, the price of a ticket has ranged from $5 to $70,000. In 2011, Ticketmaster sold a premium seat at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, for $10 million. That same year, Chief Justice John Roberts joined the Supreme Court bench with a $15,000 gift he received from the justice of the peace who officiated at his wedding.
The advertising income from the 2020 Super Bowl, for example, set a new high of $449 million USD. It was the most watched television event of the year.
Host cities aim to capitalize on the huge audience that watches the Super Bowl live or on demand. Local businesses can also benefit from the increased publicity that comes with being the host city. In Atlanta, for example, the annual cost of hosting the Super Bowl is about $100 million USD. The revenue generated by the event covers most of this expense.
Super Bowl LIV was played on February 3rd in Miami. The game was broadcast in America by NBC and around the world by various other channels. It attracted an average worldwide TV audience of more than three billion people, making it the most-watched single television event of all time.
The 2020 NFL season began on September 23rd with the Pittsburgh Steelers playing the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The championship game was held on January 26th at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The champion Seattle Seahawks defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 31-25 to claim their second title in three years.