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Low-Scoring Game Results in Lower Ratings

Relative to the Super Bowl, anyway
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2019 11:00 AM CST
The Los Angeles Rams' Jared Goff reacts after his pass was intercepted in the fourth quarter.   (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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(Newser) – A lot of people watched the Super Bowl Sunday night—just not as many as usual, according to early numbers. Deadline reports that preliminary figures suggest the Patriots-Rams game might end up being the lowest-rated game in 10 years. The overnight rating was 44.9, which translates to the percentage of all households tuned in to the game, explains CNN. That's down about 5% from last year, though it still means that somewhere around 100 million people were watching. By comparison, the highest-rated game in 2015 (between the Patriots and Seahawks) had a 49.7 rating. (Adam Levine of Maroon 5 has responded to critics.)

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