Super Bowl LIII had the lowest ratings in 10 years

Super Bowl LIII had the lowest ratings in 10 years

A few Saints players sent tweets while watching the Super Bowl on Sunday, and their saltiness was evident. To many more, it was a snooze, a game featuring two of the four highest-scoring teams of the season managing only one touchdown combined.

Hundreds of Saints fans descended on the riverfront for the first of dozens of events in the city to protest the team's robbery involving the infamous no calls during New Orleans' NFC Championship game loss to the Rams.

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An Interior Ministry estimate put the turn-out across France at 58,600, compared with 69,000 the previous Saturday. Rodrigues became a symbol of the violence of the protests after he was injured during clashes with police.

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots is interviewed after his 13-3 win against Los Angeles Rams during Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 03, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Saints fans say the referee failed to throw a penalty flag on a pass interference by Nickell Robey-Coleman in the fourth quarter, setting the Rams up for victory in overtime and earning them a spot in the Super Bowl. It's unclear if the uneventful game contributed to the low ratings, but The Hollywood Reporter notes that ratings were roughly 44.9 household rating in overnight metered markets. The full-page layout features a lot of white around the words "Super Bowl?". The game drew just a 26.1 rating, the lowest-ever Super Bowl rating in the city and the lowest of any market nationally. They'll get back to their couches soon enough, and watch the game.

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