Bruno Mars Scores Most-Watched Super Bowl Halftime Show Ever
While the Seattle Seahawks took home the Vince Lombardi trophy at Sunday’s Super Bowl, Bruno Mars celebrated his own victory. The “Treasure” singer’s Halftime Show attracted the largest audience in Super Bowl history.
A whopping 115.3 million viewers tuned in to see Bruno rock New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium with the Red Hot Chili Peppers on Sunday, according to Fox (via Billboard).
That number exceeds the prior record of 114.0 million set by Madonna in 2012 and the 110.8 million who watched Beyoncé perform in New Orleans last year.
The game itself broke records, becoming the most-watched event in U.S. television history with an average of 111.5 million viewers.
Bruno’s performance earned rave reviews on social media. “Wow @BrunoMars just killed it at the Super Bowl!!!” tweeted Kelly Clarkson, while Tamar Braxton added, “This is an AMAZING Half time SHOW!!”
The 28-year-old crooner also made history by becoming the youngest artist ever to serve as the sole Super Bowl Halftime headliner.