Super Bowl XLIX sets records on Facebook and Twitter

Last night’s Super Bowl wasn’t only a win for the New England Patriots, but for social networks as well.

Facebook and Twitter reported today that the game was the most talked about Super Bowl ever on the social media websites.

On Facebook, more than 65 million people joined the conversation about the game including 55 million in the United States with the loudest fans in New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Maine. Overall, there were 265 million posts, comments and likes about the Super Bowl on the social network.

Twitter also reported that the game shattered records with more than 28.7 million tweets about the game and halftime show.

Here are the top three most talked about moments on Facebook and Twitter:


1. New England Patriots win Super Bowl XLIX: 1.36 million people-per-minute
2. Katy Perry’s “Firework” finale at halftime: 1.02 million people-per-minute
3. Russell Wilson TD pass to Doug Baldwin gives Seattle 24-14 lead in the third quarter: 701,000 people-per-minute.

1. Malcolm Butler intercepts a pass by Russell Wilson 1 yard from the goal line with 20 seconds left in the game: 395,000 tweets per minute.
2. New England Patriots defeat the Seattle Seahawks to become Super Bowl XLIX champions: 379,000 tweets per minute
3. End of Katy Perry’s halftime performance: 284,000 tweets per minute.

Photo: Malcolm Butler (R) of the New England Patriots intercepts a pass late in the fourth quarter of Super Bowel XLIX on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)



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