5 million more people watched Rihanna's Halftime Show than the actual Super Bowl game
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Rihanna is a superstar.
But is she bigger than the Super Bowl? Well, apparently so.
The singer’s Super Bowl Halftime Show impressed and dazzled millions - 118.7 million viewers to be exact.
That’s a huge number in its own right, and it turns out it was actually five million more people than the actual NFL game itself.
Model Cara Delevingne was spotted at the NFL final, wearing a t-shirt by none other than Rihanna's own Fenty brand that perfectly summed up the vibe of the day.
The model, 30, shared a photo on social media of her standing by the field wearing the tee that read: "Rihanna concert interrupted by a football game, weird but whatever."
And well, apparently she wasn’t half wrong.
According to Forbes, as per Nielsen Media data, 107 million Americans watched the television broadcast of the NFL’s ultimate game.
Meanwhile, six million viewers tuned into streaming platforms.
The total global audience sat at 113 million, beating last year's audience by a massive one million viewers.
However, it did fall short of the ultimate Super Bowl record of 114.4 million in 2015.
But someone who didn’t fall short - the queen herself Rihanna.
Her epic performance averaged 118.7 million viewers, which is a mammoth jump from the 103.4 million who watched the 2022 Halftime show.
That performance featured hip-hop royalty such as Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent.
It was the pop singer’s first performance in five years, and will likely be her last for quite a bit of a time, as she announced that she was pregnant.
In the 34-year-old's incredible performance, the Barbadian singer descended from the rafters, dressed in a striking red outfit and flanked by a group of dancers.
She then treated the thousands in the stadium and millions watching at home to a medley of her hits, including 'We Found Love', 'Diamonds', 'Rude Boy', 'Umbrella', and 'Work', to name just a few.
As for the game, Kansas City Chiefs claimed victory against the Philadelphia Eagles with a final score of 38 to 35.