With the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers involved in a thrilling fourth quarter, Super Bowl LIV turned out to be a success for Fox on Sunday by attracting 102 million viewers, according to the network.
The number of viewers for the game, which the Chiefs won 31-20 by overcoming a 10-point deficit by scoring 21 points in the fourth quarter, included those watching Fox Deportes and Fox, NFL and Verizon digital properties. A 41.7 household ratings made it the Super Bowl's first ratings increase in five years, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Last year's snoozer, with the New England Patriots defeating the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in in the lowest-scoring game in Super Bowl history, drew a total audience of 100.7 million, according to CBS Sports.
The most-watched Super Bowl, according to Sports Media Watch, was when 114.4 million tuned in to see the Patriots edge the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in 2015.
The numbers had dipped steadily until Sunday, with 2019's game reportedly the least-watched Super Bowl since 2010.