Katy Perry’s Super Bowl half-time show the most viewed in US TV history

Perry was joined by Missy Elliott during game between New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks

Katy Perry‘s Super Bowl half-time show was the most viewed in US history, according to NBC.

Perry performed with guests Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott on Sunday night with an average of 118.5m viewers tuning in to see her 12-minute performance. This is up three million viewers on the 2014 Super Bowl, which saw Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers play live.

The game itself drew even more viewers with Billboard reporting New England Patriots’ 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks bringing in an average of 114.4m viewers, peaking at 120.8m between 9:45pm and 10pm EST.


Perry’s performance was a celebration of all things kitsch – she rode a giant, gold tiger, had dancers dressed as sharks and managed four costume changes in 12 minutes (each of her outfits was designed by Jeremy Scott). She concluded the show on a shooting star mounted to a high wire above the pitch.

Lenny Kravitz appeared to play along with Perry’s hit ‘I Kissed a Girl’, while Elliott played a medley of her own ‘Get Ur Freak On’, ‘Work It’ and ‘Lose Control’.

Perry later posted an image to Instagram that showed her celebrating her performance with a new tattoo reading ‘XLIX’ (Roman numerals marking the 49th Super Bowl) – see post below.

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