In the final three minutes of the Big Game Super Bowl, there were an average of 10,000 Tweets per second, according to a official tweet from Twitter, which clearly gives a glimpse of the increasing relevance and popularity of Twitter during important events.
"This year, the TPS peak was 12,233 Tweets."
"The spike took place in the final three minutes of the game, during which fans sent an average of 10,000 TPS," Twitter notes in a blog post.
Adding, the company reveles, "Madonna's performance during halftime was a big hit, too--there was an average of 8,000 TPS sustained during her performance, with a peak of 10,245 Tweets."
In the image just below, you can "see a few more data points from last night, including how some of the hashtags performed that were displayed on-air in the ads." Twitter notes on its blog.
Last year, there were several moments during the Super Bowl that set records for the most tweets per second during a sporting event, with a high of 4,064 TPS. Of course, the highs during the Super Bowl were no match for New Years Eve 2011 in Japan, which saw 6,939 tweets per second.
So, for now it was the Super Bowl, lets see what the 2012 Olympics in London has in store for Twitter.