People Expected a Ratings Swing for the Super Bowl — But Not Like This

People Expected a Ratings Swing for the Super Bowl — But Not Like This
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The ratings for Super Bowl LII Sunday night marked an 8-year low for the NFL’s big game. According to Deadline, the championship game saw the underdog Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots, 41-33. However, that matchup didn’t equal a win for NBC or the National Football League. According to Nielsen, the NFL scored a 47.4/70 in metered market results. In a season where the ratings were down by nearly 10 percent overall from the previous year, the Super Bowl continued the same trend making it the lowest rated Super Bowl since 2010. That game earned a 46.4 rating in metered market results, scoring 106.4 million viewers with a 38.6 rating among adults ages 18-49. In comparison, New England’s 34-28 victory over the Atlanta Falcons last year saw 111.3 million people watching on Fox and a 37.1 rating in the key demographic.
 Source: Daily Caller

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