Super Bowl- the popular championship game of the National Football League (NFL) features high profile TV commercials popularly known as Super Bowl ads. The U.S television broadcast states that Super Bowl XLIX in 2015 was seen by at least 114.4 million viewers in the United States rating the highest rated television broadcast in U.S. history. As per the national surveys, many viewers only watch the game to see the commercials. Mainly advertiser’s commercials to seek awareness for their products and services among the wide audience. A number of famous brands, including Budweiser, Coca-Cola, Doritos, Go Daddy and Master Lock, have been well known for making repeated appearances during the Super Bowl.
Mostly for some Super Bowl viewers the best part about game day is the commercials. From Budweiser’s Clydesdales to Carl Jr.’s Burger-eating bombshells, there are many unforgettable ads in Super Bowl history. Checkout our Best and Worst Super Bowl commercials!
Best Super Bowl Commercials:
Coca-Cola Classic ad:
This 60 second commercial aired during the Super Bowl 1980. Ad features 9-year-old Tommy Akon shares his Coco-Cola with Pittsburgh Steelers star “Mean Joe” Greene.
Apple 1984 Super Bowl Commercial:
This iconic commercial aired during the third quarter of the Super Bowl in 1984. This ad was taken from the Gorge Orwell novel “1984” and the world’s introduction to the Apple McIntosh computers.
1992 Pepsi TV Commercial:
This commercial aired during the 1992 Super Bowl, when the Buffalo Bills lost to the Washington Redskins. Commercial features supermodel Cindy Crawford and two young boys just can’t take their eyes off the Pepsi Can!
Pepsi Ad from 1996:
Commercial features a delivery man caught red-handed cheating with Pepsi in this 1996 commercial aired when Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Dallas Cowboys.
9/11 Budweiser Commercial:
This ad was Budweiser’s original tribute to the Sept 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Aired during 2002 Super Bowl game when New England Patriots defeated the St. Louis Rams.
Worst Super Bowl Ads of all Time:
Go Daddy, “Exposure” 2008
This commercial aired during 2008 Super Bowl game, where company had regularly used sex in the most blatant way to turn heads down.
Bud light, “Upside Down Clown”
This commercial aired during 2003 Super Bowl game. This as was pretty scary to start with, still was nothing to explain!
General Motors, “Suicidal Robot”
In 2007 General Motors aired this commercial but it dint do well, as it was too stressful and depressing. May be that’s why funny commercials tend to do so well.
This ad got aired in 2011 but fails to grab the interest. As the topic doesn’t goes over well with a Super Bowl audience. But it manages to get worse when it turns into nothing more than a sales pitch for Groupon.
This ad features Pandas in 2008 Super Bowl. The biggest fallout was its cartoon doesn’t make it funny.