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Super Bowl attracts less than half the viewers in NOLA

Posted at 9:38 AM, Feb 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-04 11:15:59-05

The ratings for Super Bowl 53 are in and it looks like the game didn’t rake in as many viewers as the NFL would hope, especially not in New Orleans.

According to the Advocate, along with the lowest score in NFL history, this year’s Super Bowl performed less than exemplary when it came to television views. The game received one of the worst ratings of any of the NFL title games in a decade with a 44.9 national rate on CBS.

The lowest rated Super Bowl occurred in 2009 when the Pittsburgh Steelers took on the Arizona Cardinals. That rating was 42.1.

In New Orleans, the rate of views was the lowest ever at 26.1. The newspaper says that that statistic is down from 55 for the 2018 Super Bowl.

The game gathered it’s highest ratings in the Boston and L.A. Markets since 2015 and 1996, respectively.

The New England Patriots came out victorious in Sunday night’s game against the Los Angeles Rams. The final score of 13-3 was the lowest for any Super Bowl in NFL history.

To read more on the statistics, click here.

On Sunday thousands of Saints fans took to the streets of New Orleans to boycott the game. A second line forming a sea of black and gold made its way through the city as fans showed their displeasure with the NFL.

See those boycott events in New Orleans and Acadiana.