The official broadcaster of the 2023 Super Bowl, Fox Sports, revealed that a total of 113 million people watched the event live on Sunday night. It made the 2023 Super Bowl the third most-watched TV program in history.
The Daily Mail reported that the 2023 edition of the event at the State Farms Stadium in Arizona, US, became the most watched Super Bowl, overtaking the 2017 Tom Brady-led New England Patriots win against the Atlanta Falcons.
However, the numbers are still pale when compared to the viewers of soccer. FIFA said after the 2022 Qatar World Cup that 1.5 billion people watched it live, as Messi and Les Albiceleste lifted the coveted trophy.
According to Nielsen ratings, the Super Bowl consistently attracts more than 100 million viewers in the United States alone. The FIFA World Cup, on the other hand, is the most prestigious international soccer tournament and is held every four years.
It attracts a massive global audience and is estimated to reach billions of viewers worldwide across all platforms. However, compared to the Super Bowl, the World Cup typically has lower TV viewership in the United States, as soccer is less popular there than American Football.
In conclusion, both the Super Bowl and the FIFA World Cup are highly watched events and attract millions of viewers worldwide. However, the Super Bowl has consistently higher TV viewership in the United States compared to the FIFA World Cup.
The TV audience for football, or soccer as it’s known in some countries, varies depending on the region and the tournament. Some of the most popular international football tournaments, such as the FIFA World Cup, UEFA Champions League, and the UEFA Europa League, attract large global audiences and are broadcast in many countries.
In Europe, where football is one of the most popular sports, matches from these tournaments can attract millions of viewers, and the final of the UEFA Champions League is one of the most watched sporting events in the world. In the United States, football is less popular than American football, basketball, and baseball, and as a result, football matches generally attract lower TV audiences.
However, the popularity of football has been growing in the United States in recent years, and major international tournaments like the World Cup can still attract significant audiences.