While Superbowl 2011 has come and gone, along with it’s glitches and hickups, it did break a couple of records. 111 million people tuned into Fox to watch the game, breaking last years record audience of 106.5 million. And while it broke every single viewing record on TV, it also broke some records on Twitter too.
Fans who were watching the final few moments of the Super Bowl last weekend managed to set a new record for Tweets-per-second (TPS) for a sporting event: racking up an incredbile 4,064 Tweets which were sent at 10:07:16 p.m. EST.
This information was published in a blog post by Twitter and the below image gives a breakdown of how the tweets per second developed throughout the game.
The previous tweets per second record set for a sporting event was 3,283, during Japan’s 3-1 win over Denmark during the World Cup soccer tournament last summer. However the Superbowl game was so popular that it managed to surpass the previous record 6 times throughout the game, especially during the half time show and with the early touchdowns.
Usher managed to grab the spot for the second highest peak when he made a surprise appears during the Black Eyed Peas Performance at half time. Usher in fact managed to grab the number one spot for being the most discussed person throughout the game, The Black Eyed Peas were next on the list of most-discussed people, followed by Slash, Eminem, and Christina Aguilera. Aaron Rodgers, the most mentioned player, was sixth.
However all this tweeting didn’t manage to set the incredible record of 6,939 TPS set in Japan just after New Years Eve.