This Sunday, it’s on. Giants vs. Patriots. Doritos vs. Snickers. Chip vs. dip. So let’s get excited! Super Bowl Sunday is always packed with exciting moments on the field and off, so we’re taking a look back at the top moments from the last five years. Care to join us?
First up, the game. We took a look at TiVo data from the past few years, and the findings are pretty interesting. Though many claim to watch the Super Bowl for its commercials, for the last three years the most-watched moment from each Super Bowl has been on the field. Do you think this year’s match-up will bring any top-watched moments like these?
2011 – Roethlisberger’s fourth-quarter incomplete pass
2010 – Tracy Porter’s title-clinching interception return
2009 – Santonio Holmes’ last-minute tip-toe touchdown
Then there’s the commercials. Over the last five years we’ve seen a lot of intense moments and inventive ads, including the 2010 number two Snickers commercial “You’re Not You When You’re Hungry.” You remember – that’s the one that started Betty White on her current white-hot (no pun intended) streak. But if you want the top of the top, here are the Number One ads from the last five years:
2011 - Snickers “Logging”
2010 - Doritos “House Rules”
2009 - GoDaddy.com: “Enhanced?”
Lastly, we’re sure you’re asking yourselves…what about halftime? Considering that Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction is STILL the most-recorded moment in TiVo history, it’s a fair question, but with a fairly bland answer. With recent acts like The Who, Bruce Springsteen, and Tom Petty, viewership has simply held steady from year to year. But then, they all kept their clothes on.
What do you think the top moments will be this year? A commercial? The game? Or will the Queen of Controversy, Madonna herself, give us something to top Ms. Jackson? We can’t wait to find out!