Congratulations To Beyonce, But Super Bowl Show Fails To Beat Madonna Ratings
Beyonce fans are still shouting from the rooftops about her Super Bowl half-time show on Sunday (February 3, 2013), when the R&B queen smashed out the hits and briefly reunited with her Destiny's Child band-mates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams - she also sang live.
However, it has emerged that Beyonce's half-time show extravaganza scored just 48.2/71 in the 8.00pm-8.30pm time slot. That was down from the 48.1/72 that Madonna scored for her 2012 half-time performance, which was mired in controversy after M.I.A flipped two fingers to the camera during Give Me All Your Luvin. Though her ratings were up on Beyonce, Madonna's half-time show didn't really impress the millions watching at home, with Twitter users picking the performance apart piece-by-piece. In contrast, Beyonce received almost universal acclaim for her show, which featured a number of her greatest hits, plus a few old favourites from her Destiny's Child days, including Independent Woman and Bootylicious.
According to Deadline.com, Sunday's game, between the San Francisco 49er and the Baltimore Ravens, peaked at 52.9/75 for its nail-biting final half hour. Following the game, CBS drama Elementary averaged 12.0/24.
Watch Beyonce's Super Bowl halftime show performance: