A National Holiday? Super Bowl Fun Facts

I don’t know what the Super Bowl is like in your house, but it’s a sacred National Holiday here. I happen to be married to a crazed sports fanatic...

Since I’m usually in the dark about the details of the teams and players, I decided to brush on my Super Bowl History and impress my husband. Here’s a cheat sheet if you need to do the same:

The last five Super Bowls have been the five most watched telecasts in U.S. television history, prior to that the most watched telecast was the M*A*S*H finale in February 1983 with 106 million viewers. (Nielsen)

Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014 had an average audience of 112.2 million viewers, the most watched telecast in U.S. history. Seattle Seahawks victory over Denver Broncos by a score of 43 to 8, it was the most lopsided Super Bowl score in 21 years. Five of the past seven Super Bowls have been decided by a touchdown or less.

The 2016 Super Bowl will be held at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA.

The winner receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Vince Lombardi was the coach for the Green Bay Packers who won the first two Super Bowls back-to-back.

The Buffalo Bills lead the NFL with the most consecutive Super Bowl games played and lost. They played Super Bowls XXV-XXVIII and lost them all.

In 2013, the price of a 30 second commercial during the Super Bowl, was over $4 million dollars.

Super Bowl Sunday is the highest sales day for pizza. Delivery drivers for Dominos Pizza will drive over 4 million miles on this day.

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