Statistically Speaking

With Super Bowl XLII over, many people are celebrating ther Giants’ victory, while just as many are feeling lingering disappointment over the Patriots’ loss. The Super Bowl is one of the largest sporting events of the year, with a huge number of people tuning in for the game. Here is a look at some Super Bowl statistics through the decades:

Estimated number of people who watched the game: 1 billion

Average price of a Super Bowl commercial: $2.3 million

Estimated number of people who traveled to Phoenix for Super bowl XLII: 150,000

Average cost of a Super Bowl ticket: $3,000

Number of 30-second commercials sold to air during the Super Bowl: 43

Greatest number of Super Bowls won by a single team: 5

Sources: CNN, (