The Super Bowl is by far the biggest event in American TV, drawing in as many as 114 million viewers every year. It’s the biggest event in American football and the day it’s held on, commonly known as ‘Super Bowl Sunday’, is widely considered to be a national holiday. Check out these 13 Super Bowl Facts you never knew.
The cost of an ad
To run a 30-second ad during the break costs a whopping $5 million.
Paid for taking part
Both teams get paid for taking part. Those on the winning team get $97,000 per person, while those on the losing team get $49,000 per person, which is still a very generous amount.
Most touchdown catches
Jerry Rice is regarded as one of the best ever players and holds the record for most Super Bowl touchdown catches, with a total of eight.
Money generated from ads
Over the years, more than $2.2 billion in sales has been generated from Super Bowl ads.
Most wins by a single team
The Steelers have won a whopping six times, which is more than any other team.
Teams that have never made it to the Super Bowl
There are currently four teams that have yet to make it to the Super Bowl. The Texans, the Lions, the Browns and the Jaguars are all hoping to make it there soon.
The Broncos currently hold the record for most losses, having lost a total of five Super Bowls.
Four teams have each made eight appearances at the Super Bowl. These teams are the Cowboys, the Broncos, the Patriots and the Steelers.
Superbowl Sunday is the second biggest day of the year for U.S. food consumption, behind only Thanksgiving.
The Super Bowl is broadcast around the world in 34 different languages.
The Lombardi Trophy
The Lombardi Trophy is awarded to the winning team and is worth $25,000. Made by Tiffany & Co., the trophy stands 21 inches tall and weighs about seven pounds.
Work the next day
The day after Superbowl Sunday, as many as 1.5 million people phone in sick.
For each Super Bowl, 72 footballs are specially made and are made to fit regulation standards.