The National Football League held its annual Super Bowl championship game Sunday evening; with millions of fans tuning-out as the event posted its lowest ratings in more than 10 years.
“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,” writes Deadline Hollywood.
“However, when it comes to ratings, Super Bowl LIII is not one anyone’s going to want to brag about,” adds the report “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.”
The decline in ratings follows years of “player protests” during the national anthem; alienating fans after athletes routinely “take a knee” during the pre-game festivities.
Read the full report here.