Yesterday, if you were out and about during the Superbowl, you probably noticed that it looked like a ghost town. The streets were empty, there were no lines at restaurants, and that’s all because there were over 100 million people glued to the boob tube.
It’s because of this that commercials during the game cost a few million dollars, and it’s one of the most festive events even if you don’t like sports. There are those that watch it for the game and the rest of us sit in anticipation for the epic commercials and of course the half time show.
Here’s a look at some of our favorite commercials as well as some fun facts…
Clash of Clans: An epic commercial that should have “taken” home top honors.
Nationwide created a “nationwide” depression with this commercial. Talk about somber.
T-Mobile gave us a handful with Kim Kardashian: Proof once again that the rise of Kim Kardashian marked the fall of American Society.
Snickers: A killer commercial featuring one our favorite actors, Machete aka Danny Trejo
All natural from a fast food chain? Probably would’ve been a better commercial for Trader Joe’s. Instead of buying a burger, this commercial made us want to go to a strip club.
Really? This commercial had me feeling all bad. Then the ending made me feel like beating the old lady. Watch for it.
THE 1ST SUPERBOWL
The first Super Bowl in 1967 between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs was watched by 51.1 million people, according to Nielsen. However, it was the only Super Bowl to be televised on two networks (CBS and NBC) simultaneously.
HOW MANY PEOPLE WATCHED?
Last year’s game was the most-watched TV show in U.S history with an average of 111.5 million viewers. It broke the previous records set in 2012 and 2010.
TOM BRADY SETS RECORDS
Brady will become the first quarterback to ever start in six Super Bowls. He had been tied with John Elway, who played in the game five times.
MOST EXPERIENCED SUPER BOWL COACHING MATCH UP
Bill Belichick will coach his sixth Super Bowl, while Pete Carroll has reached the game for a second time, setting a record with eight combined appearances between head coaches. When the Patriots played the New York Giants in 2012, Belichick and Tom Coughlin combined for seven appearances.
A ticket to any Super Bowl is arguably the most sought-after ticket in sports, but that wasn’t always the case. The attendance for Super Bowl I was 61,946, but the seating capacity at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was more than 94,000 at the time.
YOU PAID HOW MUCH FOR A TICKET?
Tickets are being priced higher than ever before on the secondary market, with the average asking price at TiqIq surpassing $6,000. The site had never even tracked previous Super Bowl tickets going for more than an average of $5,000 per seat.
A COMMERCIAL COST HOW MANY MILLIONS?
After a 30-second ad cost $4 million in 2014, that number is expected to rise to $4.5 million this year.
SAY NO TO CABLE
For the fourth straight year, fans can watch the Super Bowl online. Viewers can stream 11 hours of Super Bowl content, without the requirement of a cable subscription.
If winning the Super Bowl was not enough motivation, players on the winning team get paid $97,000.
And yes, even Super Bowl losers get a little extra cash with players on the losing team taking home $49,000.