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Chiefs’ Super Bowl LVIII victory vs. 49ers was the most-watched telecast ever

The Kansas City Chiefs continue to break records and stretch their success away from the football field after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII. The team’s thrilling overtime victory, capped with a walk-off touchdown pass from Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes to wide receiver Mecole Hardman, earned the team its third title in five seasons while making television history.

On Monday night, CBS Sports public relations revealed that the Chiefs’ Super Bowl LVIII victory over the 49ers delivered the most-watched telecast in history, with a Total Audience Delivery of 123.4 million average viewers across all platforms.

The Las Vegas atmosphere, mixed with the star power of Mahomes, Travis Kelce, and more on the field, helped CBS lead the way with 120.0 million viewers, the largest audience in history for a single network.

Compared to last season’s Super Bowl, the audience size was up 10 percent while securing the title of most-streamed Super Bowl in history, led by a record-setting audience on Paramount+.

The Chiefs notably made history earlier this season in Kansas City during their international matchup with the Miami Dolphins. The victory in Frankfurt, Germany, during Week 9 was watched by more than 94 percent of all TVs in the Kansas City area.

Story originally appeared on Chiefs Wire