Preliminary out-of-home viewing of the Super Bowl as measured by Nielsen adds more than 12 million additional viewers to the game’s total.
NBC, which aired the Philadelphia Eagles’ upset win over the New England Patriots, can now claim a total audience delivery of 118.2 million viewers across all platforms, up 12%.
Out-of-home viewership has been measured before -- Nielsen launched its service in April 2017 -- but never within four days of a live event.
“We know that the Super Bowl is watched in large groups by many at parties, on college campuses, and elsewhere, so we are pleased to be able to report a lift that is in the double digits percentage wise to our NBC broadcast,” said Mark Lazarus, chair of NBC Broadcasting & Sports. “We will continue to utilize ‘out of home’ reporting throughout the Winter Games, as the Olympics is a communal event that brings people together.”
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The “out of home” metric for Super Bowl was calculated based solely on viewership of the NBC broadcast, which is now seen as having 115.6 million total viewers, up from the 103.4 million Nielsen reported Monday.
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