The Super bowl is an online sports betting spectacle like no other. The television ratings alone are testament to how big of an event it truly is. The Baltimore Ravens are the defending Super Bowl champions, fresh off a win over the San Francisco 49ers at Super Bowl XLVIII. Considering the record TV ratings that game set, there is a good chance that even the casual sports observer already knows that. The 2013 Super Bowl scored a record 48.1 rating and a 71 share in a select measurement of big cities, which made it the most watched television event in US history. That makes it easy to understand why advertisers pay millions of dollars to get their spots on during the Super Bowl every year, as the event continues to grow in popularity with every passing price per head season.
The estimate for Super Bowl XLVIII was that 108.4 million total viewers watched it, which made it an easy pick for one of the most watched television events in US history. This wasn’t a surprise either, as the Green Bay Packers’ win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2011 drew a 47.9 rating, while the New York Giants’ win over the New England Patriots in 2011 received a 48.1 rating. The overall sportsbook reviews numbers continue to climb, and so do the television numbers as football fans around the world are joined by the casual fans that want to see what the hype is about with an event that is both a sporting and cultural phenomenon.