Super Bowl Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

19th February 2017

Fact: Lady GaGa's Super Bowl Halftime Show has become the most-watched musical event, and the most-watched Super Bowl Halftime performance, of all time. The National Football League (NFL) said approximately 118 million viewers tuned into watch the live broadcast on 5 February (17), while an estimated 150 million views have accumulated across NFL's digital platforms, including, NFL Mobile, Twitter, YouTube and Giphy.

7th February 2017

Fact: Justin Bieber reportedly earned a staggering $2 million (£1.6 million) for appearing in T-Mobile's Super Bowl advert in which he urged his fans to share their best touchdown celebrations for the company's #UnlimitedMoves campaign. American football player Rob Gronkowski, whose New England Patriots team won the Super Bowl on Sunday (05Feb17), also appeared in the advert but was only paid $250,000 (£201,000), according to the New York Post's gossip column Page Six.

6th February 2017

Fact: The highly-anticipated second season of Netflix horror drama Stranger Things will premiere on Halloween (31Oct17). A promo aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday night (05Feb17), teasing the return of Millie Bobby Brown's character Eleven and a host of dark developments in the troubled town of Hawkins.

2nd February 2017

Fact: Former U.S. President George H. W. Bush and his wife Barbara will flip the coin before the Super Bowl game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday (05Feb17). The 92-year-old tweeted his excitement about the prospect on Wednesday (01Feb17), sharing a video of himself practising getting "fired up" before the big day. The announcement comes after Bush was hospitalised last month (Jan17) for pneumonia. Former First Lady Barbara was also briefly hospitalised as a "precaution", but family spokesperson Jim MCGrath confirmed both were home on Monday (30Jan17).

24th November 2014

Tweet: "3 Ama's & Super Bowl?! Not long ago I was playing guitar on the streets of Santa Barbara for maybe 20 bucks a day & an avocado. Wow, life!" Katy Perry can't believe her success after picking up three American Music Awards on Sunday night (23Nov14) and confirming her gig at the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show.

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