super bowl twitter
Twitter users sent out a staggering 1.8 million tweets in the final three minutes of the game alone. 

While sports experts anxiously await the release of the Super Bowl’s TV ratings, Twitter’s numbers are already in—and they’re huge.

During the last three minutes of the game, Twitter received roughly 1.8 million tweets, or 10,000 messages per second. The highest numbers recorded was 12,233 tweets per second, which also occurred near the tense finale.

Madonna’s halftime show resulted in an average of 8,000 tweets per second during her five-minute performance, bolstered perhaps by star-studded cameos from Cee-Lo Green, LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, and M.I.A. About 59 percent of the tweets about her performance were positive, 39 percent were negative, and 11 percent were neutral, tweeted Trendrr CEO Mark Ghuneim.

Overall, 15.8 million tweets were sent during last night’s game, Ghuneim added. That’s more than six times as many messages that were sent during last year’s game, reported Trendrr, a social-media research service. 

The New York Giants might receive the Vince Lombardi trophy, but Twitter proved the real winner last night. 

Photo by sciondriver, remix by Fernando Alfonso III

Promoted Stories Powered by Sharethrough
tweets
Twitter to curate Super Bowl coverage
The biggest Super Bowl of all time—at least until next year’s game—is almost upon us, so it’s time to start figuring out where to keep track of all the Twitter conversations around the game.
new england patriots
Chris Evans and Chris Pratt face off in a Super Bowl rivalry
BY MEGAN VICK Marvel's Captain America: Civil War won't be out for another year yet, but the gloves are already off for Captain America himself, Chris Evans.
Group

Pure, uncut internet. Straight to your inbox.

Thanks for subscribing to our newsletter!