Lady Gaga Scores Second-Most Watched Super Bowl Halftime Show Ever

Lady Gaga Super Bowl Halftime

She strutted, sang, danced and seemed to fly through the air during Super Bowl LI last night, and it seems Lady Gaga also came very close to breaking a record with her halftime show.

Reaching back into her extensive catalog, the Grammy winner and American Horror Story actress snared 117.5 million viewers on Fox for her 13-minute performance at NRG Stadium in Houston. While Gaga started her spectacle at 8:13 PM ET, Fox has gauged the eyeballs on the self-described Mother Monster in the 8:15-8:30 PM ET as that’s obviously where the bulk of the pyrotechnics-rich show took place.

Still, a bit like the losing Atlanta Falcons last night, Gaga was close but no cigar to Super Bowl victory. The all-time most-watched halftime show remains Katy Perry’s 2015 performance at Super Bowl XLIX with its total TV audience of 120.7 million. That means last night was down about 3% from the show of two years ago at the University of Phoenix Stadium, where Missy Elliot and Lenny Kravitz joined the “Roar” singer.

Year-to-year, Gaga’s 2017 halftime show was up almost 2% from the Coldplay-led 2016 halftime gig with Bruno Mars and Beyonce.

Among adults 18-49, Gaga’s show captured a 39.1 rating with highly valued ad-friendly 50.2 million viewers in the demo.

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