UPDATED: The viewership for Super Bowl LII is down slightly from last year, according to Nielsen data.
With the final numbers in, the game averaged 103.4 million viewers. That is a drop off of approximately seven percent from the 2017 Super Bowl, which ended up drawing 111.3 million viewers. Super Bowl LII is therefore the least-watched Super Bowl since 2009, with that year’s game drawing 98.7 million viewers. However, it still ranks as one of the 10 most-watched American television programs of all time, coming in at number 10 behind every Super Bowl from 2010 to 2017 and the series finale of “MASH.”
In metered market households, Sunday’s game on NBC drew a 47.4 rating. Super Bowl LI in 2017 on Fox drew a 48.8 rating, meaning this year is down just three percent in that measure from last year.
The top 10 metered markets for Super Bowl LII were: Buffalo, 56.4; Philadelphia, 56.2; Boston, 55.9; Minneapolis-St. Paul, 54.9; Pittsburgh, 54.9; Norfolk, 53.9; New Orleans, 53.0;…