Super Bowl 52 Ratings See 8-Year Low

February 5, 2018 Updated: February 5, 2018

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.

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Philadelphia Eagles’ Nick Foles celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after winning Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota on Feb. 4, 2018. (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)
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New England Patriots’ Tom Brady walks off dejected after the game at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota on Feb. 4, 2018. (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)
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Football fans react as they watch Super Bowl LII between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles at the city’s oldest tavern, McGillin’s Olde Ale House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Feb. 4, 2018. (Reuters/Jessica Kourkounis) 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.

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Brandon Graham #55, Fletcher Cox #91, Malcolm Jenkins #27, Carson Wentz #11 and Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles stand for the national anthem prior to Super Bowl LII against the New England Patriots at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 4, 2018. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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.


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