September 27, 2022

112.3 million people watched Super Bowl LVI

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford celebrates after the Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in the NFL Super Bowl 56 football game Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. (Marcio Jose Sanchez, AP Photo)

It was a ratings touchdown.

Between NBC and Telemundo, more than 101.1 million people watched the Los Angeles Rams defeat the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI on Sunday.

NBC said an additional 11.2 million people streamed on Peacock, bringing the total viewership total above 112 million.

The viewership was up from last year, likely increased because of the close game and star-studded halftime show.

According to Nielsen, Super Bowl LV between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs had an estimated 96 million viewers (a number that was increased from an earlier, less accurate count).

NFL ratings were up about 10% throughout the regular season and playoffs.