What is the most-watched Super Bowl Halftime Show of all time (as of 2023)?

Katy Perry signs at the halftime show during Superbowl XLIX game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots, on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. Th ePatriots defeated the Seahawks 28-24. (Photo by Tom Hauck/Getty Images)
Katy Perry signs at the halftime show during Superbowl XLIX game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots, on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. Th ePatriots defeated the Seahawks 28-24. (Photo by Tom Hauck/Getty Images) /
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This year’s Super Bowl LVII was a win on all fronts! We saw the Kansas City Chiefs snag the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy, beating the Philadelphia Eagles. And compared to past playoffs, this was a competitively great one to watch. It also drew in high numbers!

According to TVLine, the big game on Sunday had a total of 113.1 million people tuning in, whether that was on FOX or another digital platform the game was streaming on. The news outlet shares this was the most-watched game since 2017. We know Super Bowl Sunday is always a big day, but the numbers really depend on which two teams are going head to head. That’s what makes people so invested. And they certainly were this year!

Viewers were also very excited about Rihanna‘s Super Bowl Halftime Show, as the popular singer hasn’t released new music or been on a stage for seven years. We’ve certainly missed her! Plus, she used the iconic show to subtly announce her second pregnancy. How exciting!

While Rihanna’s performance was highly-anticipated and drew many eyes to the screens, hers actually hasn’t been the most viewed in Super Bowl history. Who is it? We’ve got the answer for you below!

What is the most-watched Super Bowl Halftime Show?

The most-watched Super Bowl Halftime Show ever is Katy Perry’s! And honestly, we’re really not surprised because it was truly iconic. According to Fortune, the star’s show during Superbowl XLIX in 2015 brought in a total of around 121 million viewers.

The absolutely fun performance featured an amazing production, multiple costume changes, and special guests Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott. It started off with “Roar” and the singer aptly on a robot-looking tiger. And she sang hits like “Teenage Dream, “California Gurls,” and ended with the explosive “Firework” as she soared in the air!

While Queen Rihanna may not have surpassed the “California Gurls” singer, her performance has become the second-most watched in Super Bowl history at around 118.5 million viewers. That is absolutely no easy feat! This was expected after not seeing the singer for so long and it was so great to hear her belt out just some of the many of her musical hits again!

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