Super Bowl Ratings 5% Lower From 2018
Some ratings for Super Bowl LIII are in and they aren’t looking too promosing. According to reports, this year’s Super Bowl was not only noted for the lowest-scoring game ever, but also for being down 5% from a year before. LIII averaged a 44.9 household rating on overnight metered markets, according to Nielsen.
Viewership did rise following the game’s correspondence from 9:30-10 P.M. ET with a 47.3 avg.
“We’re still here”
Bill Belichick remembers the haters: "Everybody counted us out from the beginning of the season"
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 4, 2019
The New England Patriots took home yet another victory, making the team six-time Super Bowl champions. The Patriots have been in the Bowl for the past three years, winning two out of those three games. The contributing facts factors for low viewers during the championships for America’s favorite sport could be due to a number of reasons.
One, considering the Patriots have participated within the championship game for the last three years; two, the public didn’t seem excited for the halftime performer, which, primarily was, Maroon 5; three, there was extreme backlash surrounding Travis Scott following his commitment to performing briefly during Maroon 5’s set; and four, Colin Kaepernick is currently awaiting trial after filing a lawsuit against the NFL for allegedly black balling him and collusion.
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