NFL's Super Bowl generates 24.1 million tweets

The finale of the American football season generated more than 24 million tweets, Twitter said today.

The 47th Super Bowl was won by the Baltimore Ravens and featured a half-time performance from Beyonce as well as a floodlight failure.

Michelle Obama tweeted about Beyonce's half-time show, which Twitter said saw the peak in activity at 268,000 tweets-per-minute.

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Watching the #SuperBowl with family & friends. @beyonce was phenomenal! I am so proud of her! -mo

Basketball star Kobe Bryant tweeted about the the blackout, which sparked 231,500 tweets-per-minute.

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Wow on the return to start 2nd half and Wow on the damn lights! Lets see if this changes the momentum

The game's conclusion, which saw the Ravens defeat the San Francisco 49ers, generated 183,000 tweets-per-minute.

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