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Super Bowl has 101.1 million TV viewers, up from 2021

Feb 15, 2022, 9:21 AM | Updated: Jun 13, 2022, 3:40 pm

Head coach Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams  holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy  after Super Bowl...

Head coach Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy after Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium on February 13, 2022 in Inglewood, California. The Los Angeles Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 101.1 million people watched the Los Angeles Rams win the Super Bowl over the Cincinnati Bengals on NBC and Telemundo, up from 2021 and capping a stirring playoff schedule for the NFL.

Last year’s game had a television audience of 92 million, the lowest since 2006.

The Nielsen company said another 11.2 million people streamed the game, putting the total audience at 112.3 million people.

Los Angeles Rams Beat Cincinnati Bengals To Win Super Bowl LVI

The game went down to the wire, like most playoff games this season, and competitiveness usually adds viewers. The game defied trends in television, which consistently sees viewership drop from year to year.

Nielsen said that 99.2 million people watched the game on NBC, and another 1.9 million on the Spanish-language network Telemundo.

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Super Bowl has 101.1 million TV viewers, up from 2021