The 48th edition of the Super Bowl drew in more Tweets than last year’s, which was outscored by nearly 1 Million Tweets.
The Super Bowl 47 between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers, had seen 24.1 Million Tweets, while #SB48 missed the 25 Million mark by approximately, a hundred thousand tweets.
The Super Bowl 48 or XLVIII, was held at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on February 2, 2014. The game featured the American Football Conference (AFC) champions, Denver Broncos against the National Football Conference (NFC) champions, Seattle Seahawks.
Only the tweets which were posted during the game were counted, i.e from kick-off to full time. Considering that the game lasted for 3 hours and 50 minutes, the total number of tweets posted during the same seems incredible.
The Seahawks dominated the first half and were 22-0 at half time, but the Broncos fought back in the second half, yet were unable to beat their opponent’s defense. The full time score read 43-8, with the Seattle Seahawks winning their first ever Super Bowl Trophy. The official Twitter accounts of both teams live tweeted about the game, and so did the accounts of the NFL and Fox Sports: NFL.
Here is a timeline graph which shows the peak moments from #SB48. (TPM refers to Tweets per minute)
Surprisingly the MVP of Super Bowl 48, Seattle’s Linebacker Malcolm Smith was not one of the most mentioned players on Twitter.
Five time MVP quarterback, Peyton Manning, and team mates Eric Decker and Wes Welker, were the most talked about players for the Broncos. While the Super Bowl Champions, Seahawk’s fans talked about their players Percy Harvin, controversial cornerback Richard Sherman and Russell Wilson.
Of course, the game was not the only thing that users were tweeting about. No prizes for guessing what else the Super Bowl is famous for. The ads, of course. And we loved the super cute, Budweiser Commercial "Puppy Love".
Let us see if the Soccer World Cup Finals, which are due to be held at Brazil in June, can beat this score.