Throughout this NFL season, many fans have voiced frustration over the frequent appearance of pop star Taylor Swift during Kansas City Chiefs games—a trend that persisted into the playoffs.
In the lead-up to the Super Bowl, fans expressed dismay as much of the pre-game coverage centered around Swift’s attendance at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas to witness the Chiefs face off against the San Francisco 49ers.
Despite the ongoing discourse surrounding Swift’s screen time during Chiefs games, recent data sheds light on her actual presence during Super Bowl LVIII.
The songstress appeared on the CBS broadcast for just 54 seconds, making twelve brief appearances. Analyst Jason Pauley revealed that Swift’s footage accounted for a mere 0.36 percent of the total four hours and eight minutes of game time on Sunday night—a slight decrease from her appearance percentage during the AFC Championship game against the Ravens last month.
Nonetheless, a cursory glance at Twitter reveals a slew of complaints from media personnel and NFL enthusiasts who perceive Swift’s attendance as a distraction. However, such criticisms may be dismissed as mere grumblings from individuals predisposed to finding fault.
In the end, the Kansas City Chiefs emerged victorious, clinching back-to-back Super Bowl championships—a feat not seen since the 2003-2004 seasons and a rarity in the 58-year history of the Super Bowl.