The ratings for the Super Bowl, which saw the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots, experienced a drop from the previous year, according to reports.
Sunday’s game was down 3 percentage points from last year’s Super Bowl, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The game averaged a 47.4 overnight rating among metered-market households on NBC.
The figure is a “modest drop but one that marks the franchise’s lowest performance since 2010,” the publication reported.
“The past two Super Bowls, which averaged a respective 48.8 (2017) and 49 (2016) overnight ratings, were each steady with over 111 million viewers. (There was a massive spike in streaming in 2017, which technically put the game at 113.7 million viewers),” it added.
Deadline.com reported that Sunday’s game marked a 9 percent increase the last time the Patriots and Eagles played in the Super Bowl in 2005.
It comes after overall NFL game ratings dropped about 10 percent during the regular season.
President Donald Trump, who criticized some NFL players for protesting during the national anthem last year, tweeted his congratulations.
“Congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles on a great Super Bowl victory!” Trump wrote on Sunday night, Feb. 4.
From The Epoch Times