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Super Bowl XLIX

2015 Edition of the Super Bowl

Super Bowl XLIX (meaning Super Bowl 49 in Roman numerals) was an American football game in which the New England Patriots, winners of the American Football Conference (AFC) for the 2014 season, beat the Seattle Seahawks, winners of the National Football Conference (NFC), 28–24 to become winners of the National Football League (NFL) for the 2014 season. It was the fourth time the New England Patriots had won a Super Bowl. It was played at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on February 1, 2015. An estimated 114.4 million people watched it in the United States

Super Bowl XLIX
1234 Total
NE 014014 28
SEA 014100 24
DateFebruary 1, 2015
StadiumUniversity of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
MVPTom Brady, quarterback
FavoritePick 'em (even/toss-up)[1]
RefereeBill Vinovich[2]
National anthemIdina Menzel[4]
Coin tossTedy Bruschi, Kenny Easley
Halftime showKaty Perry with Lenny Kravitz,[5] Missy Elliott[6] and the Arizona State University Sun Devil Marching Band[7]
TV in the United States
AnnouncersAl Michaels (play-by-play)
Cris Collinsworth (analyst)
Michele Tafoya (sideline reporter)
Nielsen ratings47.5 (national)[8]
61.0 (Boston)[9]
55.6 (Phoenix)[9]
52.1 (Seattle)[9]
U.S. viewership: 114.4 million est. avg.[10]
Market share72 (national)
Cost of 30-second commercial$4.5 million[11]

Starting teamsEdit


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  2. "Super Bowl XLIX officials named; Vinovich to be head referee". National Football League. January 20, 2015. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  3. "Total attendance for Super Bowl XLIX at 70,288". February 2, 2015. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  4. "Idina Menzel to sing National Anthem at Super Bowl". National Football League. January 16, 2015. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  5. "Lenny Kravitz joins Katy Perry for Super Bowl Halftime Show". National Football League. January 10, 2015. Retrieved January 10, 2015.
  6. Reed, Ryan (January 30, 2015). "Missy Elliott and Katy Perry Will Team Up for Super Bowl Halftime Show". Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 31, 2015.
  7. "ASU marching band practices for Super Bowl pre-game and halftime shows". East Valley Tribune. February 1, 2015. Retrieved February 1, 2015.
  8. "Super Bowl 49 viewership sets US television record". Yahoo. February 2, 2015. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "Boston Top Market For Super Bowl 49; Seattle Down". Sports Media Watch. February 2, 2015. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  10. Pallotta, Frank (February 2, 2015). "Super Bowl XLIX posts the largest audience in TV history". CNNMoney. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  11. Castillo, Michelle (January 7, 2015). "NBC Has Sold 95% of Super Bowl Ads and Says $4.5 Million Per :30 'Is a Steal'". Adweek. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
  12. "Super Bowl XLIX–National Football League Game Summary" (PDF). National Football League. February 1, 2015. Retrieved January 8, 2017.