This year’s Super Bowl LVI has officially been crowned the most-watched Super Bowl in five years.
The game, which took place between the LA Rams and Cincinnati Bengals, was watched at home by over 112 million people, with the Californian team winning 23-20 at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood.
A large part of the game’s appeal was the half-time show which Dr. Dre orchestrated. It featured Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, as well as guest appearances from 50 Cent and Anderson .Paak.
Snoop started proceedings alongside Dre with renditions of ‘The Next Episode’ and ‘California Love’. A surprise appearance from 50 Cent followed as he got 70,000 chanting alone to ‘In Da Club’.
Another highlight came when Kendrick delivered gripping performances of ‘M.a.a.D. City’ and ‘Alright’. It was later concluded with Dre returning to the stage with Snoop to play ‘Still D.R.E’.
Chairman of NBCUniversal television and streaming Mark Lazarus has revealed: “The Super Bowl once again delivered a massive audience, which included NBC and the unmatched power of broadcast television as well as first-ever presentations on Peacock and Telemundo, and led into our most-watched Olympics coverage in four years.”
Meanwhile, NBC Sports chairman Pete Bevacqua added: “We’re gratified that our strategy of combining the two most powerful events in the world – the Super Bowl and the Olympics – on ‘Super Gold Sunday’ has paid off in such a big way. We look forward to continuing this strategy into the future.”