San Francisco - Millions of fans took to social media for Sunday's Super Bowl 49,
making it the most tweeted about NFL final in history, Twitter
said on Monday.
More than 28 million tweets were sent out relating to the big match,
which saw the New England Patriots snatch a win from reigning champions
"All night, the conversation around #SB49 dominated Twitter," the social networking giant said in a blog post.
"Over 28.4 million global Tweets containing terms related to the game
and half-time show were sent during the live telecast (from kick-off
through 30 minutes after the clock expired)."Last year's Super Bowl generated 24.9 million tweets, the company said.
The most tweeted moment of the night was when Pats cornerback Malcolm
Butler intercepted a pass from Seahawks' Russell Wilson to win the game
28-24 for New England.
The deciding moment generated some 395 000 tweets a minute, according to the blog post.
News of the final score got about 379 000 tweets a minute, while Katy
Perry's dazzling half-time performance saw 284 000 posts a minute.
Most tweets came from the eastern United States, with the plenty of
social media action taking place in Boston, New York, Washington and
But a flurry of activity also occurred on the west coast, namely in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles, Twitter said.
International hotspots included Britain, Spain and Brazil.
Patriots star quarterback and 2015 Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady was the
most tweeted about player, followed by his team-mates Rob Gronkowski and
Super Bowl Sunday, an unofficial holiday in the United States, was
expected to draw a whopping 115 million viewers - or about one in three