SuperBowl XLVI Sets Two Twitter Records
The big game was on Sunday February 5th 2012, and although the outcome is one that has many throwing styrofoam cups at each other around the water cooler at work Monday, the social media was a win. SuperBowl XLVI is usually the largest televised event in the U.S. but there are other impressive stats to worry about now. This is the first year that the Super Bowl was broadcast streaming live online, and it seems to have sparked quite a buzz, or should I say tweet.
Twitter metrics show that SuperBowl XLVI set two new records for most tweets per second, claiming the 2nd and 3rd spot on the top list. At the end of the game Sunday night between the Giants and the Patriots, Twitter showed that there were 12,233 tweets per second, claiming the number two spot. Just after that in the number three spot is Madonna at the half time show with 10,245 tweets per second. That's enough to put Madonna back into the spotlight for another few months hey? You have to admit, she did pretty good.
The only thing ahead of these two landmarks in Super Bowl Twitter history, is the number one spot for Castle in the Sky when they aired the anime movie in Japan with 25,088 tweets per second in December 2011. In fourth place is the touchdown pass from Tim Tebow to hit a win over the Steelers to move ahead in the playoffs back in January 2012 with 9,420 tps. We didn't see Eli Manning 'doing the Tebow' last night though.
Source - Mashable