Super Bowl Data 2021: Viewers, Attendance and Halftime Shows!
For the first time in NFL history, a Super Bowl finalist will be staging the showpiece event. The Bucs will hold the game at their home stadium, Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida, and will be going head-to-head with the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV.
The Super Bowl matches with the highest attendance
Only 22,000 fans will be in attendance at this year’s Super Bowl due to the coronavirus pandemic, with 7,500 of those being health workers, as a sign of gratitude for the ongoing work they have carried out during the pandemic.
But which Super Bowl events of years gone by have had the highest attendance?
Super Bowl XIV (1980) had the highest attendance of all time, with a reported 103,985 attendees visiting the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Los Angeles Rams.
This was closely followed by Super Bowl XVII (1983) with 103,667 attendees, and Super Bowl XI (1977) with 103,438, both of which were also held in the Rose Bowl, California.
|Rank||Year||Attendance||Winning team||Losing team||Stadium||City||State|
|1||1980||103,985||Pittsburgh Steelers||Los Angeles Rams||Rose Bowl||Pasadena||California|
|2||1983||103,667||Washington Redskins||Miami Dolphins||Rose Bowl||Pasadena||California|
|3||1977||103,438||Oakland Raiders||Minnesota Vikings||Rose Bowl||Pasadena||California|
|4||2011||103,219||Green Bay Packers||Pittsburgh Steelers||Cowboys Stadium||Arlington||Texas|
|5||1987||101,063||New York Giants||Denver Broncos||Rose Bowl||Pasadena||California|
|6||1993||98,374||Dallas Cowboys||Buffalo Bills||Rose Bowl||Pasadena||California|
|7||1973||90,182||Miami Dolphins||Washington Redskins||Memorial Coliseum||Los Angeles||California|
|8||1985||84,059||San Francisco 49ers||Miami Dolphins||Stanford Stadium||Palo Alto||California|
|9||2014||82,529||Seattle Seahawks||Denver Broncos||MetLife Stadium||East Rutherford||New Jersey|
|10||1982||81,270||San Francisco 49ers||Cincinnati Bengals||Pontiac Silverdome||Pontiac||Pontiac|
The teams with the most Super Bowl wins
The New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers take the crown as the teams who have previously won the Super Bowl match the most times. The New England Patriots have won six times in the last 20 years, with their most recent victory taking place in 2019 against the Los Angeles Rams. The Pittsburgh Steelers also have six wins to their name, with the earliest taking place in 1975, and the latest in 2009.
When it comes to this year’s teams, the Kansas City Chiefs have won twice before – first in 1970, and again last year against the San Francisco 49ers. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have only won the sporting event once before, back in 2003.
|Team||No. of wins||Years won|
|New England Patriots||6||2002, 2004, 2005, 2015, 2017, 2019|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||6||1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 2006, 2009|
|Dallas Cowboys||5||1972, 1978, 1993, 1994, 1996|
|San Francisco 49ers||5||1982, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1995|
|Green Bay Packers||4||1967, 1968, 1997, 2011|
|New York Giants||4||1987, 1991, 2008, 2012|
|Washington Redskins||3||1983,1988, 1992|
|Denver Broncos||3||1998, 1999, 2016|
|Baltimore Ravens||2||2001, 2013|
|Kansas City Chiefs||2||1970, 2020|
|Miami Dolphins||2||1973, 1974|
|Oakland Raiders||2||1977, 1981|
The most viewed Super Bowl halftime performances of the last 20 years
The Super Bowl halftime shows are some of the most iconic musical performances the world has ever seen, but which are the most viewed performances online? We took a deep dive into the last 20 years of halftime performances to reveal which were the most viewed online…
The 2020 Super Bowl halftime performance, headlined by Shakira and Jennifer Lopez, is to date the most-watched performance online, with over 195 million views on YouTube. The performance, which only took place this time last year, also included special guests Bad Bunny, J Balvin, and Emme Muñiz.
The second most-watched halftime performance was from 2017 and was headlined by Lady Gaga – this iconic performance has been viewed over 71 million times online. This was followed by Coldplay’s headlining performance in 2016, with almost 65 million views, and 2015’s performance headlined by Katy Perry, with over 44 million views on YouTube.
Shakira & Jennifer Lopez performing at last year’s half time show
|Rank||Year||Headliner (Youtube link)||Attendance||No. of views|
|1||2020||Shakira & Jennifer Lopez||62,417||195,346,909|
|10||2004||Jessica Simpson, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake||71,525||6,299,039|
We used a number of resources to gather data on the winning and losing teams, winning points, and losing points, host stadiums, and attendance numbers.
We also then used YouTube to search for “Super Bowl halftime performance [Year]” for every halftime performance since 2000 and used the most viewed video of that corresponding performance to reveal how many times each halftime performance had been viewed online.