The Super Bowl matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs was watched by 115.1 million households, more than two million over what had previously been reported, writes Isabella Simonetti for The Wall Street Journal.
The viewership for the February 12 game was under-reported, owing to errors experienced by Nielsen, according to FOX, the broadcaster of Super Bowl LVII.
This updated viewership number puts the game in first place as the most-watched TV show in the nation’s history.
Super Bowl LVII beat the previous record holder, the 2015 Super Bowl XLIX on NBC, by 0.7 million viewers.
Nielsen reported in February that the match-up had been seen by 113 million viewers, which placed it in third place among the most-watched television shows of all time.
“We strive to meet the highest standards for transparency and accuracy in audience measurement,” said Nielsen. “We appreciate the support and collaboration from our partners at FOX and the NFL to correct previously unknown errors to ultimately provide a more accurate measure for this year’s total audience for the game.”
Read more about Super Bowl LVII in The Wall Street Journal.
This year’s Super Bowl match-up between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles, attracted an average of 115 million viewers according to Reuters