New England Patriots cheerleaders celebrate after their team defeated the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game in Glendale, Arizona February 1, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
The New England Patriots' thrilling 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl lit up Twitter Sunday night, with more than 28.4 million tweets related to the game — and Katy Perry's halftime show — sent during the live telecast. It was the most tweeted Super Bowl ever.
Not surprisingly, Malcolm Butler's interception of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson near the goal line with 20 seconds left was the most tweeted moment, with roughly 395,000 tweets per minute sent, according to Twitter data, followed closely by the end of the game, when a fight broke out (379,000 tweets per minute) before the Patriots secured their fourth title. Perry's eye-popping performance was the third most tweeted moment of the Super Bowl, with 284,000 tweets per minute sent, Twitter said.
Speaking of eye-popping, check out this interactive time-lapse heat map showing when and where the tweets were sent.
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