Notwithstanding the 34-minute power outage, Sunday's Super Bowl was the third-most watched telecast in United States history, with an average of 108.4 million viewers. As an adamant football fan, I really was watching for the football game and not to see fifteen Beyoncés dancing in perfect rhythm, although that was pretty impressive as well. And despite the increasingly-interesting game, during every break in play, I couldn't help but watch and listen a little harder as this year's batch of much-anticipated Super Bowl commercials rolled out.
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In case you were too busy watching the Puppy Bowl, here are some highlights from the big night:
Kia Sorento - "Space Babies"
Kia's commercial is directed at parents but the witty ending does a good job of showing off the product in a way everyone can appreciate.
Audi - "Prom"
Audi takes the high school route, showing a dateless prom-goer developing courage as he drives his father's car.
Willem Dafoe, Kate Upton and Usher. What more can we ask for?
There were several more commercials worth seeing if you missed the game or worth seeing again even if you did catch the game. Overall, the game did not fall short of its billing as the one event worth watching just for the commercials.
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