Super Bowl XLVIII: A Look Back
With Super Bowl XLVIII now firmly in New York and New Jersey’s rear-view mirror, it’s time to take a look back at the game – and week – that was. SVG was on-hand at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, and on Super Bowl Blvd. in Manhattan throughout the week, delivering live reports on the Super Bowl XLVIII SportsTech Blog.
After a busy week leading up to the big game, Fox Sports’ telecast drew the largest audience in the U.S. History (average audience of 112.2 million viewers) and ranks as the seventh highest rated Super Bowl ever (46.7 final household rating). The millions that tuned in were treated to hulking telecast that featured an army of 55 cameras, new cutting-edge graphics, custom-designed sets, and hours upon hours of pre- and post-game coverage. Behind the scenes, Fox, NFL Network, ESPN, and their laundry list of tech vendors utilized trailblazing new file-based workflows to connect their MetLife Stadium Operations with their Manhattan-based facilities and broadcast centers back home.
All in All, it was a Super Bowl week for the ages that – aside from the one-sided game itself – sets a new benchmark for future NFL Championship outings.
Make sure to take a look back at SVG’s comprehensive coverage at the Super Bowl XLVIII SportsTech Blog.