By Helen Coster
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Roughly 123.4 million people watched the Kansas City Chiefs defeat the San Francisco 49ers at the Super Bowl on TV and streaming platforms, the most-watched Super Bowl ever,according to preliminary Nielsen ratings released by CBS on Monday.
The audience for the National Football League championship grew from last year when the game drew a record 115.1 million viewers, according to CBS.
The figure includes people who watched the contest on the CBS or Nickelodeon channels, via streaming services such as Paramount+ and NFL+. It does not include viewers who watched in places such as bars and restaurants.
CBS said final Nielsen data will be available Tuesday.
(Reporting by Helen Coster; Editing by Kim Coghill)
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