Chiefs' Super Bowl victory drew more than 100 million total viewers

Patrick Mahomes (Getty Images)
Patrick Mahomes (Getty Images)

Los Angeles - The Kansas City Chiefs' stirring 31-20 Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers drew more than 102 million total viewers on various Fox platforms, the Nielsen research company said Monday.

The overnight ratings showed the NFL championship extravaganza in Miami attracted 99.9 million viewers on the Fox television network.

The number swelled to 102 million viewers including those watching on the Spanish-language simulcast on Fox Deportes and streaming on Fox and NFL and Verizon platforms.

The viewers and ratings marked an increase over last season's Super Bowl, when the New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams.

That game drew 98.2 million viewers on CBS and a total number of viewers including on Spanish-language ESPN Deportes and streaming platforms of 100.7 million viewers.

Sunday's game marked the first ratings increase for a Super Bowl in five years. 

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