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More people watched the Super Bowl Halftime Show than the Super Bowl itself

on February 03, 2014, 5:25pm

Whether or not you enjoyed this year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show, one thing is certain: a lot of people watched it. A lot. In fact, as Billboard reports, more people watched the halftime show than the game itself.

115.3 million people worldwide tuned in to watch Bruno Mars croon while Flea slapped that unplugged bass. Meanwhile, the game’s average audience was 111.5 million viewers, which is an all-time record.

For comparison sake, Madonna halftime performance in 2010 was the previous high mark with an audience of 114 million. In 2013, Beyoncé drew 110.8 million.

Moral of the story? Rihanna will probably headline soon, with special guest Muse. Afterward, Earth will cease existence.