As we do every year, we recently submitted a FOIA request to the FCC for all the complaints it received from viewers upset by something aired at the Super Bowl. There were 34 of them, ranging from disgust toward the Katy Perry/Missy Elliott halftime show, offense at commercials that featured sex or profanity, and outright anger over Nationwide's "dead kid" ad.


A document containing every viewer complaint can be found at the bottom of this post. But first, some highlights, which fell roughly into one of three categories.

Complaints about the halftime show

Complaints about indecent commercials

Complaints about that Nationwide dead-kid ad

That Nationwide commercial was pretty fucked up.


Here is the full batch of complaints received by the FCC from Super Bowl viewers.