Super Bowl LVIII Shatters Ratings Record With 123 Million Viewers

Patrick Mahomes holds up the Lombardi Trophy after Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024. (Credit: YouTube/NFL)

The Kansas City Chiefs, CBS and Usher were all big winners as Super Bowl LVIII broke viewership records.

The telecast averaged a massive 123.4 million viewers across all CBS platforms, according to Nielsen fast national ratings released Monday.

CBS drew an audience of 120 million, with the additional 3.4 million viewers watching the game on Paramount+, Nickelodeon, Univision, and NFL digital platforms, according to Nielsen figures.

The total audience was up 7 percent compared to last year’s Super Bowl, which brought in 115.1 million viewers. Final numbers for the 2024 game will be released Tuesday.

CBS said the Feb. 11 game was also the most streamed Super Bowl ever, citing Adobe Analytics streaming data.

The network touted the game as the most-watched broadcast in U.S. history, although several outlets disputed that claim, noting that the 1969 moon landing drew an audience of over 150 million viewers.

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Super Bowl LVIII saw the Chiefs defeat the San Francisco 49ers by 25-22 in overtime at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

Usher led the Apple Music halftime show with a medley of his hits spanning three decades.

The R&B superstar performed “Caught Up,” “U Don’t Have to Call,” and “Love in This Club” alongside burlesque dancers, hip-hop dancers and the Jackson State University “Sonic Boom of the South” marching band.

The hitmaker was then joined by celebrity guests Alicia Keys, Jermaine Dupri, and H.E.R.

At one point, Usher rolled across the stage and danced on roller skates, while belting out his hit dance track “OMG” with Will.i.am.

The performance ended with Lil Jon and Ludacris joining the Grammy winner on stage to perform their 2004 single “Yeah!” while pole dancers showed off their moves on the sidelines.