Fans Broke Tweets Per Second Record During Super Bowl
A total of 162.9 million viewers tuned into Super Bowl XLV, making it the most most-watched TV show ever, and apparently, a lot of those viewers were tweeting about it. During the last minutes of the game, fans set a new record for tweets per second for any sporting event.At 10:07:16pm EST, fans sent 4,064 tweets per second (TPS), breaking the previous record of the 3,283 TPS sent when Japan defeated Denmark during last summer’s World Cup. Actually, throughout the Super Bowl, Twritters broke the sporting TPS record six times, including the early touchdowns by the Packers and Steelers and several times during the halftime show. So who do you think was the most talked about person in all these tweets was? Well, Usher, of course. His surprise appearance during the halftime show earned him the second highest TPS stat and the crown as the most talked about person. In line after him were a slew of other pop stars with Aaron Rodgers claiming the sixth spot. Who cares about the players? The Super Bowl is about talking about all the commercials and pop star appearances, right? The Super Bowl TPS stats didn’t come close to the current, overall record set just after midnight in Japan on New Year’s Eve with 6,939 TPS. Beat that tweeting party record, sports fans!