Friday, 23 February, 2018

Super Bowl scores fewest TV viewers since 2009

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Melissa Porter | 07 February, 2018, 05:10

Trump is hosting a Super Bowl watch party at his golf course in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Sunday night's Super Bowl was one of the most exciting of all-time.

The February 4th final of this year's game witnessed a close fight with the Philadelphia Eagles edging out New England Patriots.

This is Us, which followed the game, averaged 27 million viewers, up 9.4 million viewers, or 53% from previous year when Fox aired 24 Legacy.

The viewership on NBC, which is owned by Comcast Corp, ranked as the lowest for USA television's premiere event since 2009. The Eagles were widely regarded as heavy underdogs heading in; rightfully so, given that they were facing the defending world champion Patriots and would be playing without starting quarterback Carson Wentz, who was lost for the year with a torn ACL back in week 14. Ratings peaked, predictably, during the fourth quarter. The post-game show averaged 73.5 million viewers, up 20% from a year ago and the highest since 2014.

NBC said 106.6 million people on average watched Sunday's halftime show featuring singer Justin Timberlake.

Though NBC and the National Football League can't be thrilled about the decline in viewership, they got a small silver lining in the form of streaming data.

Overall, the episode nabbed an estimated (drum roll please) 27 million live viewers.

The Super Bowl scored a Total Audience Delivery of 106 million viewers across all platforms-NBC, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, NBC.com 'TV Everywhere, ' Universo, En Vivo app, NFL.com, NFL Mobile from Verizon, the Yahoo Sports app and go90-according to Nielsen's Fast National data.