The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League, the highest level of professional American football in the world.Normally, Roman numerals are used to identify each game, rather than the year in which it is held. For example, Super Bowl I was played on January 15.
The day on which the Super Bowl is played, now considered by some an unofficial American national holiday, is called "Super Bowl Sunday". It is the second-largest day for U.S. food consumption, after Thanksgiving Day. In addition, the Super Bowl has frequently been the most-watched American television broadcast of the year; the four most-watched broadcasts in U.S. television history are Super Bowls. In 2015, Super Bowl XLIX became the most-watched American television program in history with an average audience of 114.4 million viewers.
Three facts you didn't know about the Superbowl.
Fact 1: The first four Super Bowls were not actually called "Super Bowl." The first two went by the title of "AFL-NFL World Championship Game."
Fact 2: One out of every 12 people watching the game only does so to see the commercials.
Fact 3: 6% of Americans call in sick after Superbowl Sunday to rest