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Katy Perry’s Super Bowl Halftime Show Drew 118.5 Million Viewers

Katy Perry’s well-received Super Bowl XLIX halftime show set an all-time viewership record.

The 8-8:30PM ET half hour, which contained the performance by Perry and guest acts Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott, drew a 48.2 household rating and 118.5 million viewers.

Last year’s halftime show, which featured Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, attracted 115.3 million. At the time, it was the most-watched halftime spectacle in Super Bowl history.

In addition to outdrawing all other halftime shows, Katy Perry’s performance also performed the averages for this year’s record-setting game. From start-to-finish, Super Bowl XLIX averaged a 47.5 household rating with 114.4 million viewers.

Only two of the night’s segments–the 9:30-10PM portion (119.2 million) and the 10-10:10PM portion (120.3 million)–outdrew the halftime show.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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