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Some final Super Bowl-and-music notes (and they’re not all about Taylor Swift. Stay to the end and you’ll see.)

Now that we’re on the lee side of the Super Bowl, the next thing to look forward to is the reporting of pitchers and catchers to MLB camps. That’s when you know that the end of winter is in sight.

But back to the Super Bowl. Let’s clean up a few details on this year’s game.

  1. The game was the most-watched telecast in the US of all time, reaching 123.4 million viewers on a single network.
  2. At least 200 million tuned in for part of the game across all networks showing the game. Only the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969 had more.
  3. About 20% of viewers say that they rooted for the Chiefs because of Taylor Swift.
  4. Think Tay-Tay was on camera too often during the game? Think again. She took up just 54 of screentime.
  5. Will Tay-Tay join the Chiefs when they make the traditional visit to the White House? That’s up to the Chiefs.
  6. Bluesky (a Twitter alternative) has 4.8 million users. They showed off its customization features wtih a Taylor Swift-free Super Bowl feed.
  7. Dave Grohl was in Las Vegas. He spent his time barbequing for the homeless.

Alan Cross

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One thought on “Some final Super Bowl-and-music notes (and they’re not all about Taylor Swift. Stay to the end and you’ll see.)

  • Dave Grohl wins the whole thing. Good on ya Dave!

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