Super Bowl 2017 Ratings Slightly Down From 2016!
The 2017 Super Bowl last night (February 5) may have had the first overtime in history, but it failed to match the metered-market ratings of last year’s NFL championship game!
The New England Patriots 34-28 overtime win against the Atlanta Falcons pulled in a 48.8/72 in metered-market ratings, according to Nielsen. That’s down slightly when compared to the 49.0/73 posted by last year’s Broncos vs Panthers game, which went on to record an audience of 111.9 million aka the No. 3 most-watched Super Bowl.
Nielsen takes the percentage of households watching in 56 US markets and comes up with an average. A 48.8 means 48.8% of households in those 56 markets tuned into the game.
The Patriots’ last appearance in a Super Bowl, in 2015, brought in the biggest audience in history with an average of 114.4 million viewers.