Super Bowl LIII was broadly seen as boring, and preliminary Nielsen ratings bear that conclusion.
The CBS telecast of the diversion drew 98.2 million viewers Sunday, down in excess of 5 million from a year ago to the most minimal turnout since 2008. That year, Fox asserted 97.4 million for the New York Giants’ defeat over the current year’s champion New England Patriots. Another 2.6 million individuals spilled Sunday’s diversion online.
The major event has reliably beaten 100 million on TV since 2010, cresting at 114.4 million out of 2015. What’s more, it stays by a wide margin the year’s most-watched program.
Be that as it may, the dull amusement, in which the Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 – with no touchdown scored through three quarters – was to a great extent to fault for the decrease.
Furthermore, the littler audience dented the debut of CBS reality show “The World’s Best,” which pursued and arrived at the midpoint of 22.2 million, down from 27 million for a year ago’s “This Is Us” episode on NBC. CBS has would be wise to fortunes beforehand with post-diversion reality shows, notching 38.7 million for the opener of “Undercover Boss” in 2010 and 45.4 million for the second-season debut of “Survivor” in 2001.