Super Bowl 50: Facts & Figures

(KRQE) – CBS’s coverage of Super Bowl 50 (L) will air on KRQE February 7, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. MST. Last year’s game was one of most watched television events of all time according to the Nielsen Company.

10 Most Watched Super Bowl’s based on Nielsen Company figures

  1. Super Bowl XLVII 2013 Balitmore vs. San Franciso 34-31 (CBS) Total Viewers: 164,100,000
  2. Super Bowl XLV 2011 Green Bay vs. Pittsburgh 31-25 (FOX) Total Viewers: 162,900,000
  3. Super Bowl XLIX 2015 New England vs. Seattle 28-24 (NBC) Total Viewers: 161,300,000
  4. Super Bowl XLVIII 2014 Seattle vs. Denver 43-8 (FOX) Total Viewers: 161,100,000
  5. Super Bowl XLVI 2012 N.Y. Giants vs. New England 21-17 (NBC) Total Viewers: 159,200,000
  6. Super Bowl XLIV 2010 New Orleans vs. Indianapolis 31-17 (CBS) Total Viewers: 153,400,000
  7. Super Bowl XLIII 2009 Pittsburgh vs. Arizona 27-23 (NBC) Total Viewers: 151,600,000
  8. Super Bowl XLII 2008 N.Y. Giants vs. New England 17-14 (FOX) Total Viewers: 148,300,000
  9. Super Bowl XXXVIII 2004 New England vs. Carolina 32-19 (CBS) Total Viewers: 144,400,000
  10. Super Bowl XL 2006 Pittsburgh vs. Seattle 21-10 (ABC) Total Viewers: 141,400,000

Source: (2015 NFL Record & Fact Book)

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The most attended games have all been in California. This year’s game will be held at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, currently the home of the San Francisco 49ers. The $1.2 billion venue has 1.85 million square feet, seats approximately 68,500 and features 165 luxury suites and 8,500 club seats. Interesting features of the stadium include a green roof atop the suite tower and three solar bridges with hundreds of solar panels.

5 Most Attended Super Bowl Games

  1. 1980 (XIV) Pittsburgh vs. Los Angeles 31-19 Site: Pasadena Attendance: 103,985
  2. 1983 (XVII) Washington vs. Miami 27-17 Site: Pasadena Attendance: 103,667
  3. 1977 (XI) Oakland vs. Minnesota 32-14 Site: Pasadena Attendance: 103,438
  4. 1987 (XXI) N.Y. Giants vs. Denver 39-20 Site: Pasadena Attendance: 101,063
  5. 1993 (XXVII) Dallas vs. Buffalo 52-17 Site: Pasadena Attendance 98,374

Source: (2015 NFL Record & Fact Book)

Future Super Bowl sites are:

  • Super Bowl LI NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas February 5, 2017 (tentative date)
  • Super Bowl LII New Vikings Stadium, Minnesota February 4, 2018 (tentative date)

The Super Bowl 50 Show

Chris Martin Coldplay
FILE – In this Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Chris Martin of Coldplay performs at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater, in Los Angeles. Coldplay will perform at the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show on CBS Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, the NFL announced on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

Coldplay and Beyonce will perform at the halftime show. Beyonce and Coldplay recently collaborated on the band’s new album, “A Head Full of Dreams.”

Coldplay front man Chris Martin is designing a show that will echo elements of the NFL’s On the Fifty campaign – honoring the past, recognizing the present and looking ahead to the next 50 years.

Katy Perry, who performed at last year’s Super Bowl, had the most-watched halftime show in history with 118 million viewers. Other past halftime headliners include Bruno Mars, Prince, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, U2 and the Rolling Stones.

CBS to unveil new technology for Super Bowl 50 broadcast

A replay system will give viewers a 360-degree perspective and higher resolution than previously ever seen for the game. Thirty-six cameras strung around the upper deck of Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, can freeze the moment and revolve around the play before continuing to show the scene. Viewers on Feb. 7 will be able to check out the quarterback’s view from the pocket to other players’ perspectives on the field, and it can be animated, too.

The new technology could even influence the game. The officials are able to use any replays a network shows when they review a play.

On Game Day

CBS will air seven hours of programming using four sets: one on Market Street in downtown San Francisco and three from the stadium in Santa Clara (one outside near the tailgating area, one on the field and the main hosts on a concourse overlooking the field).

Super Bowl History

The first Super Bowl was held at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California on January 15, 1967 where the Green Bay Packers defeated the AFL champion Kansas City Chiefs 35-10. The game was televised by both CBS and NBC.

The Pittsburgh Steelers hold the record for most Super Bowl wins with six. The Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers have won five each. The NFC leads AFC, 26-23.

  • 2016 L – Denver vs. Carolina
  • 2015 XLIX – New England vs. Seattle 28-24
  • 2014 XLVIII – Seattle vs. Denver 43-8
  • 2013 XLVII – Baltimore vs. San Francisco 34-31
  • 2012 XLVI – N.Y. Giants vs. New England 21-17
  • 2011 XLV – Green Bay vs. Pittsburgh 31-25
  • 2010 XLIV – New Orleans vs. Indianapolis 31-17
  • 2009 XLIII – Pittsburgh vs. Arizona  27-23
  • 2008 XLII – N.Y. Giants vs. New England 17-14
  • 2007 XLI – Indianapolis vs. Chicago 29-17
  • 2006 XL – Pittsburgh vs. Seattle 21-10
  • 2005 XXXIX – New England vs. Philadelphia 24-21
  • 2004 XXXVIII – New England vs. Carolina 32-29 Houston
  • 2003 XXXVII – Tampa Bay vs. Oakland 48-21
  • 2002 XXXVI – New England vs. St. Louis 20-17
  • 2001 XXXV – Baltimore vs. N.Y. Giants 34-7
  • 2000 XXXIV – St. Louis vs. Tennessee 23-16
  • 1999 XXXIII – Denver vs. Atlanta 34-19
  • 1998 XXXII – Denver vs. Green Bay 31-24
  • 1997 XXXI – Green Bay vs. New England 35-21
  • 1996 XXX – Dallas vs. Pittsburgh 27-17
  • 1995 XXIX – San Francisco vs. San Diego 49-26
  • 1994 XXVIII – Dallas vs. Buffalo 30-13
  • 1993 XXVII – Dallas vs. Buffalo 52-17
  • 1992 XXVI – Washington vs. Buffalo 37-24
  • 1991 XXV – N.Y. Giants vs. Buffalo 20-19
  • 1990 XXIV – San Francisco vs. Denver 55-10
  • 1989 XXIII – San Francisco vs. Cincinnati 20-16
  • 1988 XXII – Washington vs. Denver 42-10
  • 1987 XXI – N.Y. Giants vs. Denver 39-20
  • 1986 XX – Chicago vs. New England 46-10
  • 1985 XIX – San Francisco vs. Miami 38-16
  • 1984 XVIII – L.A. Raiders vs. Washington 38-9
  • 1983 XVII – Washington vs. Miami 27-17
  • 1982 XVI – San Francisco vs. Cincinnati 26-21
  • 1981 XV – Oakland vs. Philadelphia 27-10
  • 1980 XIV – Pittsburgh vs. Los Angeles 31-19
  • 1979 XIII – Pittsburgh vs. Dallas 35-31
  • 1978 XII – Dallas vs. Denver 27-10
  • 1977 XI – Oakland vs. Minnesota 32-14
  • 1976 X – Pittsburgh vs. Dallas 21-17
  • 1975 IX – Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota 16-6
  • 1974 VIII – Miami vs. Minnesota 24-7
  • 1973 VII – Miami vs. Washington 14-7
  • 1972 VI – Dallas vs. Miami 24-3
  • 1971 V – Baltimore vs. Dallas 16-13
  • 1970 IV – Kansas City vs. Minnesota 23-7
  • 1969 III – N.Y. Jets vs. Baltimore 16-7
  • 1968 II – Green Bay vs. Oakland 33-14
  • 1967 I – Green Bay vs. Kansas City 35-10

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