Super Bowl LV was watched by 96.4 million viewers on CBS and other platforms, an 8% drop from last year, and the lowest network audience for a Super Bowl since 2006. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs did, however, set a new streaming record with 5.7 million viewers per minute, a 65% increase over 2020. The streaming increase includes all viewers who watched the game on CBS All Access, CBSSports.com, and CBS, NFL, Verizon, and Yahoo Sports apps.
- The game drew 91.6 million viewers on CBS alone, making it the most-watched broadcast of the past calendar year.
- The NFL, overall, saw about a 10% drop on average in ratings this season.
- CBS's "The Equalizer," starring Queen Latifah, scored 20.4 million viewers in its premiere following the game.
- The most-watched Super Bowl of all time was Super Bowl XLIX in 2015, between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, with more than 114 million total viewers. It was also the most-watched television broadcast of all time.