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. (RELATED: NFL Ratings Tank–Worst Viewership In Nearly Two Decades)
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.
Not only did the game suffer in the ratings department, but had only 103.4 million people watching, making it the least watched Super Bowl since 2009, when the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals 27-23. That game had 98.7 million viewers.
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.
The most watched Super Bowl ever was the Patriots 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in 2015. That game had 114.4 million people watching on NBC with 39.1 rating among adults ages 18-49.
Update: This story has been updated to reflect how many people watched the game Sunday night.