Super Bowl by the numbers – We collected some numbers about one of the biggest sports events of the year, and a few of them actually relate to the game, instead of some of the other fun reasons a lot of us will be watching Sunday night. Click through to learn more.
Super Bowl by the numbers – Super Bowl XLVI, held on February 5, 2012, was the most-watched program in U.S. television history: 111.3 million people watched the New York Giants defeat the New England Patriots.
Super Bowl by the numbers – The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys share the most appearances at the Super Bowl, with eight each. The two teams went head to head in 1976 at Super Bowl X.
Super Bowl by the numbers – The Pittsburgh Steelers hold the record for most wins, taking the championship six times. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger celebrates with his teammates after throwing a fourth quarter touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals during Super Bowl XLIII.
Super Bowl by the numbers – The Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, and New England Patriots have each lost the Super Bowl four times. Here, New England head coach Bill Belichick walks off the field after losing to the New York Giants during Super Bowl XLVI.
Super Bowl by the numbers – This Sunday will be the 10th time the Super Bowl has been hosted by New Orleans. A nighttime view shows the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Super Bowl by the numbers – Twenty-two percent of HDTV owners bought their set specifically to watch an upcoming Super Bowl game, according to a survey by the Consumer Electronics Association. Additionally, retail spending is expected to be at $12.3 billion for Super Bowl XLVII.
Super Bowl by the numbers – Anheuser Busch spent $248.6 million on advertising for the Super Bowl between 2003 and 2012, the most of any company. Fifty million cases of beer are expected to be consumed during Super Bowl XLVII.
Super Bowl by the numbers – The average cost of a 30-second commercial during the 2012 Super Bowl is $3,442,752.
Super Bowl by the numbers – 13.7 million Super Bowl related Tweets were sent during Super Bowl XLVI in 2012.
Super Bowl by the numbers – $93.9 million was wagered on the Super Bowl in Nevada for the 2012 Super Bowl, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Dennis Pitta of the Baltimore Ravens gets tackled after a catch during the 2013 AFC Championship game.
Super Bowl by the numbers – 1.23 billion chicken wing "portions" are expected to be eaten during Super Bowl weekend.
Super Bowl by the numbers – An expected 11 million slices of Domino's pizza will be eaten during Super Bowl XLVI.