Rentrak has released
what it says is the first second-by-second analysis of the Super Bowl.
Rentrak's Ad Retention Index shows Super Bowl viewership climbed steadily to around 100 million through and into
half-time, rising to around the 105 million level
in the third and fourth
quarter. Despite the blowout game between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos, with the Seahawks winning 43-8, audiences stayed.
Unlike other viewership analysis, Rentrak shows that
half-time viewership dipped slightly versus the overall average viewership of the game.
The most-watched ads of the game were from NFL.com, Kia, Audi, Coca-Cola and Nestle. Each had a 104
index compared to the average ratings of the entire game.
Rentrak says overall advertising exposure was nearly equal to viewership of the entire game.
Concerning social media,
Rentrak notes Microsoft received the highest “chatter share” at 11.7%. After this came MetLife, 9.1%; Maserati, 5.6%; Doritos, 5.3%; Pepsi, 4.8%; Coca-Cola, 4.8%; the theatrical film,
“Captain America,” 4.8%; Budweiser, 4.7%; another theatrical film “Transformers,” 4.1%; and SodaStream, 2.9%.
The social media data comes from the social-TV analytic
company General Sentiment.