Skip to comments.Super Bowl Ratings Hit 10-Year Low In Historic NFL Game & Patriotsí Win
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 wasnt 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 anyones 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, thats 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 yesterdays 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, yesterdays 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 years Philadelphia Eagles victory 41-33 over the Patriots ended up with 103.4 million viewers, a nine-year low so far.
Last nights post-game premiere of James Corden-fronted reality series The Worlds Best pulled in a 14.0 in the metered markets according to Nielsen numbers this morning. While unscripted apples to dramatic oranges, thats a drop of almost 14% from the special Super Bowl episode of NBCs This Is Us that aired after last years Eagles win.
No surprise for such a low scoring game that didnt 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, well update with more Super Bowl LIII numbers, including that tepid Maroon 5 halftime show and The Worlds Best debut later, as more data comes in.
As we have done in the past, lets put the latest Super Bowl in greater perspective by checking out the Top 5 Super Bowl metered market ratings ever a list that this years 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)
Super Bowl a New Soup restaurant ?
Historic as the most boring Superbowl ever?
Didn’t bother to watch it.
Most of us ended up sending him $5.
“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.
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.
Olive Garden has a nice variety of bowls.
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.
We watched half of it: the 4th Quarter...............
The best part was the National Anthem.
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
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.
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!
For the same reason people watch Boxing Championships................
Shove it up your Kaepernickhole, NFL.
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.
I didn’t watch a minute of it.
And it seems as if I did not miss much.
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