Photos: Super Bowl by the numbers

Updated 9:51 AM ET, Sun February 2, 2014
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We collected some numbers about one of the biggest sports events of the year, and a few of them actually relate to the game, instead of some of the other fun reasons a lot of us will be watching Sunday night. Click through to learn more. Photo Illustration/Thinkstock
Super Bowl XLVI, held on February 5, 2012, was the most-watched program in U.S. television history: 111.3 million people watched the New York Giants defeat the New England Patriots. Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images
The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys share the most appearances at the Super Bowl, with eight each. The two teams went head to head in 1976 at Super Bowl X. Focus on Sport/Getty Images
The Pittsburgh Steelers hold the record for most wins, taking the championship six times. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger celebrates with his teammates after throwing a fourth quarter touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals during Super Bowl XLIII. Chris Graythen/Getty Images
The Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, and New England Patriots have each lost the Super Bowl four times. Here, New England head coach Bill Belichick walks off the field after losing to the New York Giants during Super Bowl XLVI. Jeff Gross/Getty Images
Twenty-two percent of HDTV owners bought their set specifically to watch an upcoming Super Bowl game, according to a survey by the Consumer Electronics Association. Additionally, retail spending is expected to be at $12.3 billion for Super Bowl XLVII. Allison Joyce/Getty Images
Anheuser Busch spent $248.6 million on advertising for the Super Bowl between 2003 and 2012, the most of any company. Fifty million cases of beer are expected to be consumed during Super Bowl XLVII. ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images
The average cost of a 30-second commercial during the 2012 Super Bowl is $3,442,752. From Volkswagen
13.7 million Super Bowl related Tweets were sent during Super Bowl XLVI in 2012. Joe Robbins/Getty Images
$93.9 million was wagered on the Super Bowl in Nevada for the 2012 Super Bowl, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Here, Dennis Pitta of the Baltimore Ravens gets tackled after a catch during the 2013 AFC Championship game. Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
1.23 billion chicken wing "portions" are expected to be eaten during Super Bowl weekend. Allison Joyce/Getty Images
An expected 11 million slices of Domino's pizza will be eaten during Super Bowl XLVI. Stallion20/Flickr