The most anticipated event of the year is about to happen, and if you guessed the Super Bowl, then you are correct.
Every year over 130 million Americans get together to watch the Super Bowl, the most significant event in the United States.
There is much more to know about the Super Bowl that goes beyond the game. If you’re curious, you can find out everything you need to know about the Super Bowl, its history, and the game by conducting a simple search query.
But in a nutshell, the Super Bowl was created in the late 60s and will play on Sunday, February 12th, 2023.
And for most people, the Super Bowl is the event, the party, and the entertainment, as much as it is about the game.
It’s estimated that Americans will spend over $14 billion hosting and watching the Super Bowl, but what about the game makes people so interested?
Why People Tune Into The Super Bowl
People plan one Sunday a year to watch the Super Bowl for all types of reasons. Generally, it’s a social phenomenon about a championship game that has morphed into much more.
Some reasons people tune into the game other than the game itself include;
- To watch exciting commercials
- For the party atmosphere, to come together to watch the game with friends and family
- Watch an entertaining halftime show and watch some of the biggest names in music performance during the halftime show
- See the latest trends in advertising and marketing
- joining the event’s hype and community atmosphere
- To be part of future conversations about the ads and halftime show
- To experience a unique event that only happens once a year
The Ads Are Almost As Entertaining As The Game
Nearly 1 billion people tune into the game globally. And because so many people tune in, advertisers spend millions of dollars to watch the game, making the Super Bowl commercials the most expensive to buy.
But with that many eyeballs on the game, advertisers have become more and more competitive about providing commercials that highlight products but also become memorable in their own right.
With the sheer volume of people tuning in, it’s been reported that over half the people that watch the game are more interested in the commercials than the game itself.
It’s also an excellent way for brands to get their message out and create buzz around their product or service.
Super Bowl ads are memorable events that can stay with audiences for months and spark months’ worth of discussion. With so many people tuning in just for these two events, it’s clear that they are just as important as the actual game.
NFL Games To Play During A Super Bowl Gathering
When people think about playing games during the Super Bowl, the first thought that many have is betting on the game, and there are many different ways to bet, either in person or with an NFL online betting app if a person is so inclined.
For most people, however, playing Super Bowl games has nothing to do with gambling. There are many Super Bowl games you can play; some are for entertainment, and others you could set up to win prizes for the winners.
Here are a few of the most common Super Bowl party games;
- Football Trivia
- Field Goal Ring Toss
- Commercial Bingo
- Paper Football Triangles
- Football Food Competition
- Football Charades
- Super Bowl Pick’em
Keep in mind that only some people at your gathering or party will be there only to watch the game.
People like the party atmosphere of the Super Bowl and like attending a party, so offering guests the opportunity to watch the game and have other entertainment choices will make your event a success.
The Halftime Show Outshines The Game For Some Viewers
The halftime show of the Super Bowl has become as important as the game itself. Over the last thirty years, viewers have tuned in to see what brands have up their sleeves and to watch the halftime show.
Half of all viewers who tuned in to the Super Bowl watched the halftime show from start to finish, and 85% watched at least part of it.
However, it’s worth noting that a small percentage of viewers had no interest in the game and only watched the halftime show, while about the same amount of people are only interested in watching the game, changing the channel, or turning off the TV at halftime.
The halftime show is an excellent opportunity for artists to showcase their talent and reach a broad audience that may have yet to hear or remember the acts.
There are performances by The Weekend, Rhinnan highlights this year, Prince, Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake, Tom Petty, and Bruce Springsteen, to name a few.
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