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The half-hour that included Beyonce’s performance at Super Bowl XLVII was one of the most watched segments of the NFL championship on Sunday, hitting an average of about 104 million viewers, Billboard estimates, based on Nielsen data.
Nielsen estimated 108.41 million viewers tuned in for the Super Bowl, making it the third-most-watched program in television history behind Super Bowl XLVI and Super Bowl XLV. Nielsen, heeding CBS’s request, is not counting the 34-minute power outage delay in its ratings.
The halftime show began shortly before 8:10 p.m. ET and between 8 and 8:30, the show did a 48.2 rating, according to Nielsen’s metered market ratings. Based on Nielsen’s math of a little more than two viewers per television set, the viewership is in the 104 million ballpark. It is highly likely that when final numbers are released, Beyonce’s total will be lower than the 104 million estimate.
The block with Beyonce’s 14-minute performance outperformed the previous half-hour by three-tenths of a rating point. The Baltimore Ravens-San Francisco 49ers game peaked, audience-wise, between 10:30 and 10:47 p.m. when an average of 113.982 million viewers were watching.
The audience for Beyonce trailed Madonna’s performance at last year’s Super Bowl. Madge attracted 112.5 million viewers, surpassing the 95.7 million who watched Bruce Springsteen in 2009.

From Billboard.com


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I strongly agree how the raves are in for Beyonce's half time.. She was good but all looked like 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 all in one for 2013....NOTHING NEW.. All Excecpted!! and over hyped....
however Beyonce is a great singer not mad at her!
MADONNA ROCKED 2012 halftime...fresh unexpected and fun for all ages!
and hold the record for the most watched show ever..like it or not..even if another act suppasses Madonna.. atleast it wasnt a year after one of todays acts!!!


Byce's performance was more of the same that she's been doing for the last 3 or 4 years. She has a great voice but, until she stands up and start acting like a woman she wont reach that high expectations performance that Madonna always brings to the stage. Byce is boring as she can be, dance moves are way out of good taste, and we have seen that before.


also agree with william. if beyonce had surpassed madonna it would have been huge headlines and no reporter would let anyone forget it.


Madonna is a Gifted Performer & Her Superbowl Performance was Pure Perfection! Madonna is Very Creative & She is always Interesting. Beyonce is a Very 'Safe' performer, you know what your're going to get with her & IMPO she is boring! Well done Madonna! I am disappointed that mainstream radio & media worldwide, largely due to ageism, no longer support Madonna.


bow down BEYtch! There's only one Queen and that's MADONNA, BEYtch! hhahahaha... Long Live The Queen!!!


Madonna was the best. I would not even put Beyonce in the category. It was awful. Simply awful. There was no substance. I could not stand the dance moves, pyrotechnics and the costumes. The wanna be Hendrix guitar player.

Lucky Star

Let there be no doubt. There is only ONE MADONNA. And her MaDjesty reigns.


Hah! LUV it!

Carlos Chamale

Madonna is the Queen. Not even B can knock down the one and only M!!!


Look at Madge's big smile on her face it is a combination of self confidence, lots of rehearsals/hard work and a strong creative team behind her to put up the best performance of all half time shows. From the entrance through the exit everything was perfect!


Ahaha! Just f...ing awesome! Totally agree with William and F3R!!!!


Madonna had over 116 million viewer just in America itself why do they try to say another number and why don't they say the worldwide number ever when they mention it? Anyways can u plz post this madonna vs Beyonce poll up? :)



Madonna will always be the number one because people love her or hate her, everyone wants to see what she´s going to do... some of them to congratulate her and some to critizice and start a fight among fans, but the real reason she´s and will continue being the number one it´s because she´s the only queen and Godess of pop forever... no one can stay at the same place with her for so long.

Va la

Totally agree with William


That's right. Madonna still rules! This matters b/c if it was the other way around, they would crucify Madonna.

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