Super bowl facts and statistics


Staff Reporter Michael Buehn

Before you sit down for the Super Bowl on Feb. 7, here are a few interesting things you might want to know before you join the rest of America in front of the television.

  • Last year, a 30-second advertisement in the game ran for $4 million.
  • 3.8 million pounds of popcorn are consumed during the Super Bowl.
  • 51.7 million cases of beer are sold.
  • Guacamole accounts for 8 million pounds of avocados.
  • NBC’s broadcast of last year’s Super Bowl was the most watched program in American television history, surpassing the previous year’s game. The game was seen by an average of 114.4 million viewers, and peaking to 120.8 million during New England’s fourth-quarter comeback.
  • Super Bowl games account for the 21 most-watched programs in American TV history.
  • Fans eat more than 1.23 billion chicken wings on Super Bowl Sunday which adds up to more than 100 million pounds of chicken.
  • The average Super Bowl watcher will consume around 1,200 calories while snacking.
  • 11.2 million pounds of potato chips will be munched on in front of the television and those bags of chips account for 27 billion calories and 1.8 billion grams of fat.


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