Boycotting Saints fans may have contributed to low Super Bowl ratings (1 Viewer)

By Alex Hilder | Denver Channel

While millions of people watched the New England Patriots win their sixth Super Bowl on Sunday, CBS executives likely came away disappointed. Just 45 percent of households turned in to the game, the lowest overnight ratings for a Super Bowl in a decade.

Some have blamed the low ratings on a dull game — the 16 combined points between the Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams were the lowest of all time. Others have blamed a lackluster halftime show, for which performers Maroon 5 were widely criticized.

But there may be another reason for the less-than-stellar ratings: Who Dat Nation.

Just 26 percent of households watched the Super Bowl in New Orleans on Sunday, a massive drop-off from the previous year. In 2018, 53 percent of households watched the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Patriots in Super Bowl LII. ...

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