Shockingly, Sunday’s big game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots didn’t top the M*A*S*H series finale in viewers. With 103.4 million viewers watching, Super Bowl LII was the least-watched Super Bowl since 2009. It ranks as the 10th most-watched program in United States history, just below “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen.”
|1.||Super Bowl XLIX||2015||114,442,000|
|2.||Super Bowl XLVIII||2014||112,191,000|
|3.||Super Bowl 50||2016||111,864,000|
|4.||Super Bowl XLVI||2012||111,346,000|
|5.||Super Bowl LI||2017||111,317,000|
|6.||Super Bowl XLV||2011||111,010,000|
|7.||Super Bowl XLVII||2013||108,693,000|
|8.||Super Bowl XLIV||2010||106,476,000|
|9.||“Goodbye, Farewell and Amen”||1983||105,970,000|
|10.||Super Bowl LII||2018||103,391,000|
According to NBC, when other platforms are included, a total of 106 million viewers watched Super Bowl LII. That’s basically a tie with “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen.”
It will be interesting to see how many viewers tune in to next year’s Super Bowl. Was this year’s game a fluke?
I’ve revised my Goodbye, Farewell and Amen Ratings Analysis with information about Super Bowl LI.