They came for the historic matchup, they stayed for... the commercials, we guess.
Despite Super Bowl XLVIII being essentially over at halftime, Fox Sports has released ratings for the big game and deemed it the most-watched broadcast in TV history.
The contest averaged 111.5 million viewers. This eclipses the mark set two years ago by a couple hundred thousand households.
Viewership peaked late in the first half and during the Bruno Mars-Red Hot Chili Peppers halftime show, which Fox says drew drew 115.3 million viewers, surpassing the 114 million who tuned in for Madonna's performance in 2012.
The performance was rather awesome, as were a few of the ads.
Relive your favorites now:
1. Full House Super Bowl Commercial
The men of Full House are back! They reunite here for a Dannon Yogurt Super Bowl commercial.
2. Newcastle Super Bowl Commercial
This Newcastle Super Bowl commercial cracks us up. It features Anna Kendrick being totally awesome.
3. Budweiser Super Bowl Commercial: Puppy and Clydesdale
We dare you not to cry over this Budweiser Super Bowl. It features a puppy! And a Clydesdale!
4. Budweiser Super Bowl Commercial: Welcome Home
This Budweiser Super Bowl commercial honors a returning war hero. It's sentimental stuff.
5. Kia Super Bowl Commercial
Morpheus is back! This iconic character is resurrected in Kia's 2014 Super Bowl commercial.
6. Cheerios Super Bowl Commercial 2014
Cheerios is all about love. That's the message it aims to pass along in this Super Bowl commercial.
7. Jaguar Super Bowl Commercial: Villains Unite!
Why are so many super villains British? That question is at the center of this Jaguar Super Bowl commercial.
8. Toyota Super Bowl Commercial 2014
Terry Crews and The Muppets are featured in this Toyota Super Bowl commercial. How could it not be hilarious?!?
9. Bud Light Super Bowl Commercial: Ian Up for Whatever
Ever wanted to ride in an elevator with Don Cheadle and a llama? One lucky man does so in this Bud Light Super Bowl commercial.
10. CarMax Super Bowl Commercial
This CarMax Super Bowl commercial features a clapping statue. You need to watch it now, don't you?
11. Axe Super Bowl Commercial
What would a romantic drama look like if Oliver Stone directed it? Watch this Axe Super Bowl ad now.
12. Audi Super Bowl Ad
Audi has conceived its very own creature to depict the scary consequences of bringing compromise into the world. Watch its Super Bowl ad now.
13. TMobile Super Bowl Commercial
It's Tim Tebow time! Watch him star in this TMobile Super Bowl commercial.
14. Coca-Cola Super Bowl Ad
This Coca-Cola commercial is stirring up some controversy. It features many different kinds of people singing "American the Beautiful."
15. Seinfeld Super Bowl Ad
Seinfeld is back! Sort of! For a minute or so anyway! Watch this 2014 Super Bowl commercial now.
16. Honda Super Bowl Ad
Go hug everyone you know. That's the basic premise behind this Honda Super Bowl commercial.
17. Time Warner Cable Super Bowl Commercial
Time Warner Cable featured the stars of True Blood in its 2014 Super Bowl commercial. See what we mean now.
18. Doritos Super Bowl Ad
Ready to see a Cowboy Kid in action? Watch this Doritos Super Bowl commercial now.
19. GoldieBlox Super Bowl Ad
GoldieBlox is a start-up that won an Intuit contest. That's how it was able to afford this Super Bowl commercial.
20. Esurance Super Bowl Ad
This Esurance Super Bowl ad aired immediately after the big game. And it nearly broke Twitter.
21. Chobani Super Bowl ad
Chobani featured a bear in its 2014 Super Bowl commercial. Bears are often funny.
22. Chevy Super Bowl Ad
Chevy may have won the Super Bowl with this commercial. Watch the love between a truck and its buck now.
23. Volkswagon Super Bowl Commercial
German engineers get their wins in this Volkswagon Super Bowl Commercial. Watch now!
24. RadioShack Super Bowl Ad
Was this the best Super Bowl commercial of 2014? It featured a number of icons from the 1980s.