Super Bowl Ratings Hit 10-Year Low, Drop Five Percent From 2018

Super Bowl Ratings Hit 10-Year Low, Drop Five Percent From 2018

Sunday's viewership was down more than 5 million from the previous Super Bowl, when 103.4 million views tuned in to the Philadelphia Eagles' high-scoring 41-33 win over the Patriots.

Couple all of this with one of the more dreadfully boring Super Bowls in memory, and it probably shouldn't come as any surprise that the ratings for the game are the lowest they've been in a decade.

That game, won by the Steelers, drew a 42.1.

The 44.9 for SBLIII marks a 5 percent drop in viewership over last year's Patriots-Philadelphia Eagles game (47.4 rating), and a almost 10 percent drop over Super Bowl XLIX, when the Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks in a thriller (49.7 rating).

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Still bitter about the Saints' NFC Championship loss two weeks ago due to a missed penalty call by the referees, New Orleans stayed away from the Super Bowl in record numbers.

They're now marching through the streets in a second line parade to party their way out of their misery for missing the Super Bowl.

In true New Orleans fashion, of course, the protest sort of resembled a party.

Again, it's hard to knock Saints fans, as everyone knows Sunday's game should've been played between Tom Brady and the Patriots and Drew Brees and the Saints. Even the city's newspaper, the Times-Picayune, ignored the Super Bowl.

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