In some way, a way, the New England Patriots received Tremendous Bowl LI on Sunday night time, and their huge comeback victory might have saved the TV rankings.
The sport, which noticed the Patriots make the most important comeback in Tremendous Bowl historical past, introduced in an in a single day score of 48.eight, in response to Nielsen. That is down barely from final yr, which noticed a 49.zero in a single day score, and the yr earlier than, which had a 49.7.
Nonetheless, it’s Fox’s greatest metered market score ever, in response to the community.
To give you in a single day rankings, Nielsen takes the share of households watching in 56 US markets and comes up with a median. A 48.eight means 48.eight% of households in these 56 markets tuned into the sport Sunday night time.
Final yr’s Tremendous Bowl finally went on to usher in 111.9 million viewers, making it the third-most-watched broadcast in U.S. TV history.
The Patriots’ final look in a Tremendous Bowl, in 2015, introduced within the greatest viewers in historical past with an average of 114.4 million viewers.
The precise quantity of people that tuned in to a Tremendous Bowl is at all times tougher to determine, and most definitely bigger than the rankings painting, as a result of Nielsen does not rely the teams of individuals watching at events or in bars and eating places.
It had appeared for many of the recreation as if rankings may take successful as a result of a less-than-exciting contest, because the Atlanta Falcons dominated the Patriots for the primary three quarters.
However then quarterback Tom Brady led the Patriots to a stunning comeback, forcing the sport into additional time — a Tremendous Bowl first — and sure conserving many viewers glued to their televisions within the course of.
The numbers are topic to vary because the day goes on and remaining viewership numbers are produced. Fox will announce these figures Monday afternoon.
CNNMoney (New York) First revealed February 6, 2017: eight:32 AM ET