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Super Bowl Ratings Hit 10-Year Low In Historic NFL Game & Patriotsí Win
Deadline ^ | February 4, 2019 | Dominic Patten

Posted on 02/04/2019 7:45:09 AM PST by EdnaMode

The 13-3 win for the New England Patriots over the Los Angeles Rams last night wasn’t the most exciting Super Bowl ever played by any measure, but the 2019 big NFL game was sure one for the history books.

First of all, in the Patriots’ third consecutive visit to Super Bowl, the match-up in Atlanta on Sunday was the lowest scoring Super Bowl ever, a dubious honor at best. The record was previously held by Super Bowl VII, which saw the Miami Dolphins best the Washington Redskins 14-7 on January 14, 1973.

Secondly, Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady is now the first NFL player to win six Super Bowl rings with this latest triumph for the Massachusetts team. With this sixth Super Bowl win for the Patriots, the 41-year old Brady also has been in nine Super Bowls over his career, more than any other NFL player ever – which is not a record to scoff at in any way.

However, when it comes to ratings, Super Bowl LIII is not one anyone’s going to want to brag about.

Shown on CBS for the first time since 2016 and with ad spots going for around $5 million each, the Rams’ loss scored a 44.9/68 in metered market results.

To put that in the starkest light of day, that’s a dip of just over 5.2% from the big NFL battle of February 4, 2018 on NBC in the first round of ratings. On a larger playing field, that metered market result for yesterday’s game is the worst the Super Bowl has done in the early numbers since the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals on February 1, 2009.

A very tight and seamlessly flowing offering from the network, yesterday’s Super Bowl is also down a bit over 8% from the metered markets of the last time CBS had the game three years ago.

Super Bowl 50 saw the Denver Broncos top the Carolina Panthers 24-10 on February 7, 2016 in a gridiron clash that eventually resulted in 111.9 million viewers and the honor at the time of being the third most watched show in U.S. TV history.

The lowest rated Super Bowl in eight years in the early metrics, last year’s Philadelphia Eagles’ victory 41-33 over the Patriots ended up with 103.4 million viewers, a nine-year low – so far.

Last night’s post-game premiere of James Corden-fronted reality series The World’s Best pulled in a 14.0 in the metered markets according to Nielsen numbers this morning. While unscripted apples to dramatic oranges, that’s a drop of almost 14% from the special Super Bowl episode of NBC’s This Is Us that aired after last year’s Eagles’ win.

No surprise for such a low scoring game that didn’t see a single touch down for ages, Super Bowl LIII peaked near the end with a 47.3 in metered markets in the 9:30-10 PM ET slot.

As we now turn our gaze to Super Bowl LIV set for next year in Miami, we’ll update with more Super Bowl LIII numbers, including that tepid Maroon 5 halftime show and The World’s Best debut later, as more data comes in.

As we have done in the past, let’s put the latest Super Bowl in greater perspective by checking out the Top 5 Super Bowl metered market ratings ever – a list that this year’s game is certainly not a part of:

1) 2015: 49.7 – Super Bowl XLIX: New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks (NBC) 2) 2016: 49.0 – Super Bowl 50: Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers (CBS) 3) 2017: 48.8 – Super Bowl LI: New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons (Fox) 4) 2013: 48.1 – Super Bowl XLVII: Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers (CBS) 5) 2011: 47.9 – Super Bowl XLV: Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (Fox)


TOPICS: Sports; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: billbelichick; blmsignaling; cbs; football; goat; larams; losangelesrams; newenglandpatriots; nfl; notforlong; patriots; rams; superbowl; superbowlliii; superbowlratings; superbowlratingsp; tombrady; werestillhere
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The game wasn't that exciting and there was only one touchdown. People might have been bored.
1 posted on 02/04/2019 7:45:09 AM PST by EdnaMode
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To: EdnaMode

Super Bowl a New Soup restaurant ?


2 posted on 02/04/2019 7:46:08 AM PST by butlerweave
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To: EdnaMode

Historic as the most boring Superbowl ever?


3 posted on 02/04/2019 7:46:43 AM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: EdnaMode

Didn’t bother to watch it.


4 posted on 02/04/2019 7:47:33 AM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: EdnaMode
I did not watch the Super Bowl on television yesterday (I don't have cable TV). What I did was go to YouTube and I got onto a video stream of some Dolphins fan narrating the game. It actually ended up being rather fun. About 80 of us were on the stream and some of us were having a great conversation. This guy (just sitting on his couch) was doing a bang-up job of announcing play-by-play and giving analysis.

Most of us ended up sending him $5.

5 posted on 02/04/2019 7:48:09 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: EdnaMode

“People might have been bored. “


Which says a lot about society today-——action,action,action.

Some great games over the years have been low scoring,good defense games-——in all sports.

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6 posted on 02/04/2019 7:49:28 AM PST by Mears
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To: EdnaMode
The game wasn't that exciting and there was only one touchdown. People might have been bored.

I did not watch because I don't watch football any more. But when I was a football fan, I did not always care about the Super Bowl. If none of "my teams" were involved, I'd skip it, or just watch it halfheartedly. After the Astros were eliminated in the ALCS last year, I did not care about watching the World Series either. I've never understood why everybody has to watch a championship they don't necessarily care about.

7 posted on 02/04/2019 7:50:11 AM PST by Sans-Culotte (Time to get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US!)
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To: EdnaMode
Laughing at it all
8 posted on 02/04/2019 7:50:32 AM PST by Baynative ("A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams." - John Barrymore)
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To: butlerweave

Olive Garden has a nice variety of bowls.

9 posted on 02/04/2019 7:50:53 AM PST by seawolf101 (Member LES DEPLORABLES)
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I think the washed up Maroon5 guy crashed the ratings when he promised a kneeling festival. These people forget that it is largely the working White middle class that pays the bills for these palaces, and outrageous salaries.


10 posted on 02/04/2019 7:51:26 AM PST by tcrlaf (They told me it could never happen in America. And then it did....)
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To: EdnaMode
Super Bowl Ratings

Is this a Restaurant or a group of musicians??
11 posted on 02/04/2019 7:53:47 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: dfwgator

We watched half of it: the 4th Quarter...............


12 posted on 02/04/2019 7:56:46 AM PST by Red Badger (We are headed for a Civil War. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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To: EdnaMode

The best part was the National Anthem.


13 posted on 02/04/2019 7:57:16 AM PST by I want the USA back (In any war between the civilized world and the savage support the civilized man. -Geller.)
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To: EdnaMode

In Boston the show premiering after the Super Bowl was shuttled off to a co-owned station; WBZ-4 stuck with post game coverage so the new show went to their CBS sister station, WSBK-38


14 posted on 02/04/2019 7:57:23 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: EdnaMode

Since the Kneelers took over, I have come to the point where I really could not care less.

I stand for our flag and the men and women who gave their all for this country. I make no apologies for that, either.


15 posted on 02/04/2019 7:57:39 AM PST by Howie66 ("...Against All Enemies, Foreign and Democrat.....")
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To: EdnaMode

I got invited to a Super Bowl party, but I decided to stay home. I only watched the final few minutes of the game, but I spent most of the day reading. The NFL has no appeal to me anymore. I prefer watching college football and baseball with a smattering of the NHL during their playoffs!


16 posted on 02/04/2019 7:58:01 AM PST by dowcaet
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To: Sans-Culotte

For the same reason people watch Boxing Championships................


17 posted on 02/04/2019 7:58:03 AM PST by Red Badger (We are headed for a Civil War. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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To: EdnaMode

Heh. Kneelenfreude.
Shove it up your Kaepernickhole, NFL.


18 posted on 02/04/2019 7:59:22 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: I want the USA back

Yep. I tuned out shortly after that. Gladys Knight is a national treasure and gave our anthem the dignity it deserves. As far as I’m concerned, it was all downhill from there.


19 posted on 02/04/2019 8:00:28 AM PST by Vigilanteman (The politicized state destroys all aspects of civil society, human kindness and private charity.)
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To: EdnaMode

I didn’t watch a minute of it.
And it seems as if I did not miss much.


20 posted on 02/04/2019 8:03:23 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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