How many people watch the Super Bowl? A look at TV ratings for the last 15 Super Bowls

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It's officially Super Bowl week!

Super Bowl 58 kicks off at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 11 and will feature the Kansas City Chiefs taking on the San Francisco 49ers at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The game will be a rematch of Super Bowl 54 in 2020, a game that saw the Chiefs come out on top with a 31-20 victory. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw for two touchdowns and rushed for one more in leading the Chiefs to victory.

The Chiefs beat the Baltimore Ravens 17-10 in the AFC Championship game to reach the Super Bowl, while the 49ers defeated the Detroit Lions 34-31 in the NFC Championship.

Here's what you need to know about the Super Bowl, including the TV ratings of the last 15 Super Bowls and how to watch the game this year.

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Past Super Bowl TV ratings

The Super Bowl has reached over 100 million viewers nearly every year since Super Bowl 44 in 2010, according to ratings agency Nielsen.

The only exceptions are Super Bowl 55 in 2021, which an estimated 95.9 million people tuned in for, and Super Bowl 53 in 2019, which recorded nearly 99 million estimated viewers.

Last year's game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles ranks as the second-most watched Super Bowl ever, behind only Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks in 2015.

Super Bowl XLVIII included the first Spanish-language broadcast for a Super Bowl, according to Nielsen.

Here are the number of estimated number of viewers for each of the last 15 Super Bowls:

Super Bowl


Estimated number of total viewers



FOX, FOX Deportes


Feb. 12, 2023


NBC, Telemundo


Feb. 13, 2022


CBS, ESPN Deportes


Feb. 7, 2021


FOX, FOX Deportes


Feb. 2, 2020


CBS, ESPN Deportes


Feb. 3, 2019


NBC, Universo


Feb. 4, 2018


FOX, FOX Deportes


Feb. 5, 2017

SB 50

CBS, ESPN Deportes


Feb. 7, 2016


NBC, Universo


Feb. 1, 2015


FOX, FOX Deportes


Feb. 2, 2014




Feb. 3, 2013




Feb. 5, 2012




Feb. 6, 2011




Feb. 7, 2010




Feb. 1, 2009

Super Bowl 2024 start time, how to watch

This year's Super Bowl is set to broadcast on CBS, the network announced in a news release last month. CBS Sports' seven hours of Super Bowl Sunday pregame coverage will begin at 11:30 a.m. ET on CBS and Paramount+. The game kicks off at 6:30 p.m. ET.

How to watch: Catch the Super Bowl with a Fubo subscription

Who are the announcers for the Super Bowl?

CBS announced the announcers for Super Bowl 58 will be Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Tony Romo (analyst) and Tracy Wolfson (sideline reporter). The trio is set to call its third Super Bowl together.

Reporters Evan Washburn and Jay Feely, as well as rules analyst Gene Steratore, will also be on the broadcast.

Super Bowl 2024 officiating crew

19-year NFL referee Bill Vinovich will wear the white hat for Super Bowl 58. This will be Vinovich's third Super Bowl assignment.

He reffed Super Bowl 49 between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks and Super Bowl 54 between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers. Vinovich was the alternate for Super Bowl 56.

Vinovich's crew consists of:

  • Umpire Terry Killens

  • Down judge Patrick Holt

  • Line judge Mark Perlman

  • Field judge Tom Hill

  • Side judge Allen Baynes

  • Back judge Brad Freeman

  • Replay official Mike Chase

Contributing: Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY

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