The first Super Bowl was played on Jan. 15, 1967. As of 2015, Super Bowl Sunday occurs on the first Sunday in February. The 2015 Super Bowl had an average of 114.4 million viewers, making it the most watched U.S. television program in history.Continue Reading
The 2014 Super Bowl had an average audience of 112.2 million viewers, of which 52.6 million viewers were female. Super Bowl Sunday brings in more viewers than the Oscars. Prior to the Super Bowl, the most watched U.S. television program was the final episode of "M.A.S.H."
Next to Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest food consumption day in America. Alcohol intake is also high. Americans love to throw huge Super Bowl parties with friends and family. Though the biggest draw for most is the football game, viewers also look forward to the commercials and the pre-game and half-time shows. Due to the high number of viewers, advertisers create their most expensive, unique and entertaining commercials for the Super Bowl broadcast. Some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Madonna, Michael Jackson, Prince and The Rolling Stones, have performed at the Super Bowl.
With six titles, the Pittsburgh Steelers have won the most Super Bowls as of 2015.Learn more about American Football